Who is Devin Continued…
I am writing to you today, because I realized more so than ever this year that I really never took the time to truly ask who is Devin...
When you asked me that question my subconscious denounced the mere thought like it always did.
I thought what kind of question is that? I'm just happy, funny, horny me lol.
See how easy that was... done.
Over the past few months, that question has really come into fruition.
I have grown more in this year alone than all my other years combined because I stopped to look in the mirror and realize that I can't even begin to understand other people’s lives if I don't even know my own.
So enough with the fluff!
I am writing to you today, because I have been doing substantial amounts of research and have found that all the great psychologists, psychiatrist, philanthropists and the rest have disagreed on many things, but have all unanimously agreed on one thing... We become what we think about!
Now I don't know what this means to you, but I have found that this is probably the most profound discovery I've come across in my life.
Everyone wants to feel important one way or another, everyone wants to be praised or complimented and everyone wants to be successful... But many people are lacking the "how" part of it.
So they become frustrated, bewildered, deterred if you will and give up or say that notorious saying "I’ll do it later".
Their thoughts then focus on the easy things in life because pursuing ones dreams is hard.
We created excuses, justifications and limitations to not having the things we want to have when we want to have it, doing the things we want to do when we want to do it and most importantly being the person we want to be when we want to be it.
I am writing to you today, because I genuinely believe that I have found the “how”.
So let’s define success...
What makes a person feel important, acquire praise and be successful?
The best definition that I’ve come across is stated by Earl Nightengale and I quote “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal”!
Simply put, success is having goals and working towards them!
Most people will look at success and think that lots of money, fast cars, big houses and lavish life styles determine that.
But suicide gets the best of all walks of life.
What pushes people to that extreme has always vexed me because the thought of that (for me) doesn’t make sense according to my current upbringing and circumstances.
I won’t speak on other people’s lives, perspectives and behaves, but I will say that life was given to all of us to live it!
If anyone told someone that life was going to be easy, than I would tell them that unfortunately they lied.
I am writing to you today, because I believe in my heart that I’m now starting to truly identify who I am and more importantly who I want to become.
I also noticed another commonality that is shared amongst the great minds in history such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Einstein to name a few that have categorized human’s beings in four different personality profiles.
There are many different ways to put this, but the simplest and most effective way I’ve perceived it was displayed by a gentleman named Robert Kiyosaki.
He stated that there is four personality types as follows: right, comfortable, liked and win.
Like I said before there are many different variations of this, but I have fallen heavily into the liked category and realize that I will need to develop my winning side more so than ever for what I want in this life time.
I am writing to you today, because I am a loving father, son, brother, cousin and friend.
I always try to see the good in people and make the best of any situation.
I am very competitive.
I don’t like to lose.
I always try to get along with anybody and everybody I meet.
I am a very positive person.
I like to go hiking, swimming, bowling, golfing, karaoke, sky diving, water diving, traveling and probably some other things I can’t think of at the moment.
When I was growing up, I was always tried to be the best at anything I did.
I never believed stress was real until after High School.
As a child, I didn’t enjoy reading and was against writing.
Now I do both every day and I love it!
I want to one day write my own book and I never thought I would fathom such a feat until this year.
In summary, life is amazing no matter what your situation is and it all comes down to one of the most cliché phases in my humble opinion… “Is the glass half empty or half full”?
I CHOOSE to look at every experience with the half full perspective.
Who’s to say otherwise?
After all, we learn from our failures.
The biggest risk in life is taking no risk at all.
The number one regret of people dying in hospices is not having the courage to live the life that they wanted to live, but instead living the life that others expected of them.
Because the opposite of courage is not cowardice… Its conformity!
This is the year I step out of the line, get out of my lane and think outside of the box.
I don’t know if this answers your question, but this is how Devin answers it and if you ask me this question again, it will have to be every day, because the Devin from yesterday is not the same Devin of today!
This will be the greatest year of my life!
I say that with all faith and no doubt because it’s all up to me!
Thanks for being you!
Mahalo and Happy New Year Briana!