“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight.”
How much we remember, and how much we forget. We learn these songs as kids, little lullabies sung to us by our parents, or coming from the TV or Movie screen. We learn them in music class in school, yes we learn how to sing these songs, but as we grow older the meaning is lost.
“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are”
Wishing upon a star becomes, wishing for a day off or wishing for the lottery to finally land on my “Lucky” numbers. Or wishing for that long lost rich relative to deem me the only heir to their fortune. The wish for chasing our dreams becomes the wish for a better life through very improbable circumstances. We believe our lives would be changed by some great big miracle and we fail to change our lives by paying closer attention to the little miracles that surround us.
“Twinkle, twinkle little star.”
Why not spend a little more time on that hobby and a little less time at the same old routine that has you feeling like you are going nowhere? Why not develop a new skill that may lead to a raise or promotion or a new business venture? Why not take a class or volunteer, or coach or mentor in an area that you wish you could spend more time doing?
“You may be my lucky star”
We never really forget about wishing on stars, but we sometimes forget to stop and take a look at the midnight sky. We get so busy getting up early and working late that we forget to look up at the vast wonder of the night sky that had us dreaming as children. Now we are so busy running back and forward that we do not want to be reminded of the dreams we let slip away. Will it really hurt you that much to wish upon a star again?
“Shooting Stars never stop, even when they reach the top.”
Maybe make a list of the things you used to want to do when you were a kid. Then make a list of things you can do as an adult, or as a parent, or as a brother or sister, as an aunt or uncle or cousin to help someone’s Wish upon a star come true. You may be amazed that as you help others reach their dreams; you get one step closer to reaching your own.
So who am I to be giving Motivational Tips?
I am not famous. I am not rich. I am not born of royalty. I have not won any elected offices or been appointed to nay powerful posts. I am not a Chairmen or a CEO (Yet) of any major company. I am just some guy who has never stooped dreaming, and dreaming big I might add.
Depending on who you talk to you will hear I am a great guy, or I am a jerk. I am a loud mouthed know it all, or I am a guy who studies hard and asks lots of questions. Did I always study hard? “No!” I spent way too much time waiting for things to happen; when I found out you have to make things happen. The world does not wait for us. So I stopped waiting around; but I never stopped dreaming and dreaming big I might add.
So I started to read more books on Leadership, and read more about the Bible, and looked at myself, and stopped waiting around. I got more involved with volunteering and finished my degree, and went to church more. All those things being said, I still made plenty of mistakes. I screwed up every relationship I was in, and I could have been a better leader in many cases. All in all though, I never stopped dreaming, and dreaming big I may add.
So throughout my life and my career I noticed that the better the leadership around me, the better I seemed to perform. And the more I connected with those around me, the better I seemed to respond. And the more you challenge people, the more you seem to make them mad at you, unless they really want to be challenged, “Which is rare.” So really all you can do is tell the truth, and hope people will listen; and challenge yourself to set a better example for people to follow. Also, never stop dreaming, and dream big I may add.
So who am I to give leadership advice? Who am I to try to motivate the masses? I am the little shot who is going to keep shooting. I am some guy who has failed as much or more than I have triumphed. I am the guy who will read a lot and checks the facts before shooting my mouth off. And I am the guy who never stopped dreaming, and dreaming big I may add.
Here yea, here yea.
Yes the day has arrived. 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo has entered into the Blogsphere. I would like to thank WordPress for being the #1 rated Blog site, so it made my choice easy.
So here I am Joseph Luellen typing my first stream of consciousness that will become my first official blog. So late to the game some may say, but for me the time feels right. OK enough, what you ask is 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo as if the title does not say it all. 60 Seconds, my elevator motivator pitch average time limit.
I truly believe that if I can help one person get off the couch and start chasing their dreams that I will continue to chase my dreams. I will spout and spew all the clichés and hopefully add my own insights to the equation.
It is easy, if you only want the very least that life has to offer, than do nothing. If you want more do more. If you want the best, well do your best. Act, Reflect, Adjust, React, Refocus, Pro-Act and sooner or later things will start coming your way.
So who am I to preach motivation to the masses? In a nutshell I am a guy who has tried to learn from his many mistakes, and not give up. So not giving up is pretty much the key to this whole ball of wax. That and learning from your mistakes… So, don’t give up and learn from your mistakes and maybe challenge yourself to find one positive thing to take away from each day.
60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo
Enjoy the Ride!