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2017 Reflection & Re-Envision: Minority of One (vol. 3)

My reflections of 2017 as I head into 2018

December 31, 2017

Social “Media”

As I look back at the year of 2017 I reflect upon the one constant entity that causes many of us to stir our minds and lives. The news media. In what was once recognized to be a platform of community and togetherness, social media now exists to give you news that can influence change to your life. As one who has studied in communications, be careful what you say and think about the lives you’re impacting. I believe the state of our communication is out of control. The changes in our community is very dependent on the way we communicate.

Change it from criticism and fault finding to understanding and compassion, change it from naysaying and name calling to acceptance and appreciation, change it from dissembling and dishonesty to openness and explanation, change it from screaming to speaking.

Whether it be fake or real, common people may never decipher what may be true that the media claims. If there is one thing that I’ve learned that is true it is to believe in your heart, your gut, and yourself which is the driving constant that cannot change. I always tell people, be yourself and be you. Be authentic.

My Heart

The beginning of the year I trusted a process more than my heart. Staying in a community intoxicated and fueled with doubt and displeasure affected my way of living. Whether I am talking about a career or an organization, the fact of the matter is and I hope you can agree to it, is to follow your heart. I left these toxic environments. And it’s been the greatest decisions that I’ve made this year.

2018 will follow much of what I was reminded in 2017. That is to follow my heart. Don’t close it off so much. Rather be open. Don’t let it be absorbed with so much opinion, but rather fill it with facts, with truth, with purpose, and with love.

The Moments

Following my heart led me to expand my creativity not only in designing software and applications; but to also be creative in cooking and remodeling the house. My mind became so open to observing opportunity or moments. For those young at heart, capture the moment you’re able to. With no regrets. Be in the moment. Dream it. Feel it. Live it. It can find you, inspire you, save you, and change you. And within the regards of moments, It’s not about quantity, it’s about taking perfect in the beauty in the particular. That the joy, the work ethic, and virtuosity we bring to the particular can impart a singular type of enjoyment that we give to others and to of course, ourselves.

Purpose

If you “like” this post, I pray that your heart will be soften to gain or be reminded of purpose in your life. One more thing that I’ve learned  this year is that being passionate about something won’t last unless you have purpose. Because passion burns away and purpose is eternal. Who or what is living in your heart that is eternal?

Risk

Career. Investments. Business. People. Community. Opportunity. Relationships.

If 2017 was risky for me, I expect 2018 to be filled with greater risks.

 

It’s not about quantity, it’s about taking perfect in the beauty in the particular. That the joy, the work ethic, and virtuosity we bring to the particular can impart a singular type of enjoyment that we give to others and to of course, ourselves.