December 2016 (Down the Line, Stran Smith)

Our presidential election is over and we now have a new president. Whether you agree with our Nation’s choice or not, it’s time to move on.  I’ve never been one to dwell on the past.  I never believe you get anywhere in life by throwing your sucker in the dirt.  In Joshua 1:2, God said, “Moses is dead, Get up and go.”  I’ve got news for you.  Ronald Reagan isn’t coming back.  It is time to get up and move forward.

There are 2 types of people in this world. People that sit around and wait for things to happen and people that go out and make things happen.   It’s almost like the fight or flight theory.  I feel like there is only one way to face your fears… That’s head on.  Have the fireman reaction.  Most people run out of a burning building, while the fireman runs into the burning building.  Don’t run away from an uncomfortable situation.  Meet your challenges head on.  When David, a seventeen-year-old boy, faced Goliath, a Philistine giant warrior that had killed thousands of men, he ran to him with only a slingshot and a stone.

Most people say they want to be successful, but they don’t want it bad enough to sacrifice their time, their body, and their desires. A fan once told Beethoven, “I’d give anything if I could play the piano like you.”  His reply was, “No you wouldn’t.” A guy, the secret to success is no secret at all.  The book “Outliers” talks repeatedly about the importance of time spent.  People say, “I don’t have time to do…   “  Make the time. Set your alarm.  Talent is God given.  Skill is developed by hours of practice.

People that think they are crazy enough to change the world are the ones that do. If you want to succeed bad enough, YOU WILL.


Until next time,

God bless and I’ll see you down the line.

Stran T

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