Leaders don’t follow the pack. Leaders make their own choices and create new legacies. Leaders are different. Leaders aren’t afraid to go against the grain. When everything is going bad, that is when leaders are at their best. While everyone panics, they are poised. To be a leader, you have to be able to handle blame, fight through adversity, and bring your team together. Leaders step up in the toughest of times and bring their teammates with them. The leader doesn’t have to be the best player, but rather the one with the strongest mind and the most heart. Leaders are the ones who want it the most and will not take no for an answer. If your swag is heavy enough, you will have followers.


to the TOP

Everyone’s aiming for the top, a feat that not everyone will get

But me? I’m addicted to success, it’s the nicotine to my cigarette

And still I fail sometimes, which throws me off track

But my basketball-like ambition always keeps me bouncin right back

Haters love it when I fall, then get on they’re job when I rise

Giving me false encouragement and some how making me believe all their lies

They get me when I least expect it, so now I’m down, but not out

Cause I get right back up, wipe them tears, and ignore all the doubts

The trick is to stay focused, distractions they only distract

And when life gives you a little trouble, it’s all about how you react

The key is to seperate, and only mind what really matters

And never stop climbing, success is a never-ending ladder….


“Tired is only a state of mind”


Harder than Hardworking

” Work hard enough so that at the end of the day you won’t have any regrets”


A True American Hero

Louis Zamperini.

No man has been through so much and still been able to live with a positive outlook on life. The man was born in the early 20th century, persevered through his tough childhood, and became an Olympic track star. With so much potential, Zamperini’s legs were taken from under him with the start of World War II. His fighter plane was shot down, and he and two other men were stranded on a raft for the next 40 days. When it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse, the raft landed on a Japanese Island and he was taken in as a POW. For the next three years, he was beaten and abused. After the war came to an end, he was finally able to return to his country.

As he spoke to my high school this past week, I was truly amazed. A man that has been hated on so much throughout his life, still loves the world. A man nearing the 100-year-old plateau, still astute as ever, portrayed that hate only hinders mankind. By forgiving all the people that inflicted harm on him, and continuing to display grand acts of kindness to all, he is the perfect American Hero.

Louis Zamperini.


‎”There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


I look at my past and the decisions that I’ve made

I’ve made so many mistakes because of the stupid games that I’ve played

But it’s time to buckle down, yes I’m ready for a change

I’ve got a few priorities in my life that I want to rearrange

Focus is a must, especially when you’re chasing after your dreams

When you start to climb you notice the top is higher than it seems

So I got a little lazy, and decided to take a break

But I know I have to keep it pushin, I’ve got way too much at stake

The sad thing is that I got comfortable because I wasn’t in last place

But I can’t continue to remain complacent, it’s about time I pick up the pace

And it’s horrible how most people change when it’s way too late

But I’m gonna jump the gun so I can determine my own fate

I can rest when I’m dead, so I’ll work harder now instead

So when others are in bed, that’s when I’ll make my move ahead

I’m tired of ordinary, I’m searching for unique

Failure is played out, success is what I seek

But maybe I’m too weak? It’s about time that I get strong

The fire has been ignited that I’ve had inside me all along…


The Eye of the Storm

I’ve been through this already, I thought that I was done

I feel as if I’m fighting a battle that I’ve already won

I told my self it was over, the storm had finally ceased

But for some reason the strength of the storm decided to increase

So I’m sitting here confused, trying to figure out the cause

I’ve been working so hard to cover all of my flaws

It was all just lies, as I look up to the skies

I open my eyes, and suddenly I begin to realize

I was only in the middle, so I had way much more to go

So it became dull, which once had a glow

My journey is far from over, wish it were a lie

The storm was not over, I was just trapped in the eye…


It stops everything, doesn’t let you achieve your goals, and hinders your growth as a human being. Fear leaves you with an empty feeling. How can you ever accomplish your goals if you keep letting fear get in the way? Stop being scared. If you never try to conquer your fears, you have a zero percent chance of success. There truly is no reason to be afraid, what’s the worst that could happen? If you fail, get back up and figure out a new plan. Without an effort, you will never know what is possible. Fear is only a state of mind, and once you get out of that, you will truly realize your full potential.


Give thanks. Don’t forget what you are grateful for. No matter what you are going through, someone out there has it worse than you. Be thankful for all that you have, whether its friends, family, or health. Each day, be grateful to have the opportunity to live and experience life. If you aren’t thankful, you’ll never be happy with what you get. When everything is going against you; stay strong and always be appreciative. Things will get better, the darkness will go away, and you will get through it. Often times, people don’t know what they have until its gone; don’t make that mistake.