I Mean What I Say

Lately my signature on line has been “big things poppin’ in 08”. Initially I got the saying from my cousin but I did not start using it as my own until I finally realized all the changes and improvements I will be making in this new year. First of all, this is my first year earning a full-time income. And I expect my numbers to reflect the number of years I’ve spent in school trying to better myself. Second of all, because I am no longer a student, I am now at a point where I need to diversify my activities, most importantly, my investment portfolio. This year lays the groundwork for all the great things I expect to accomplish in my life from now until retirement. So, when I say big things poppin in 08, I definitely mean just that. Even as an adult, I have previously indulged myself in childish activities such as waging nonsensical war of words with others about God-only-knows-what. In the past, there have been times when my actions and even my very thoughts were controlled by what others might do or say to me if they were to perceive me in one way instead of another. I spend so much time planning my next move to the T so that others could find no reproach with me, that I missed a basic premise that is true in everyone’s life. No matter how wonderful you try to be, someone is not gonna be happy with you. You can’t please all the people all the time. It just doesn’t work. I wasted so much time trying to figure out the best way to get my point across. Whether to speak or not speak to people who have offended me became a question of strategy and tactic. This year…not so! No more time or energy is to be expended on any individual who does not add any positive things to my life. It takes time and energy to dislike or even loath someone. Time and energy that I would rather put towards making money. Plain and simple, this new year, my time of dependency on ANYBODY is at an end. Big things are poppin in 2008 because I intend to make this the year I become self-sufficient. When people look at me, they will see a success story. I have exactly 6 months until my 25th birthday. My promise to myself is that by that date, I will be the measuring stick my which others can gage their financial stability. I mean what I say…”Big thing poppin’ in 08″

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