- 28th August
- 8th April
I do not write to please
I only write to ease
And if you don’t like it
I don’t really mind it
You can’t please everyone
But if you ease just one
I’d say you’re better off
To care instead of not
Just be your own true self
Be unlike no one else
If you happen to ease
Then your heart you will please
It can be a great gift
Someone’s pain you can lift
But I don’t write to please
I only write to ease.
- 8th April
- 18th March
- 10th March
- 2nd March
The 10 Worst Habits Holding You Back From Success
1. Waiting for the ‘right’ moment
How many times have you said, “I’m just going to wait until I have enough money saved up,” or “I need to research more.” As the Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Stop waiting for the unicorn and take the bull by the horns now. Any action is better than no action.
2. The approval of others
While it is important to receive validation for your work, constantly seeking that pat on the back from others will get you nowhere. Do not feed into the ego of your ever-needy self-esteem. It is nice to receive good comments on your work. But do not mix up what is good for the ego for what is good for your productivity.
3. The need to always be perfect
Perfectionism is crippling. By all means strive for excellence and seek to produce the best product you are able to deliver. But spending far too much time on any task can become detrimental when you have people waiting for you to deliver. If your work meets their expectations, then drop the product. If you exceed it, even better. But do not keep them waiting too long. You could spend an eternity improving a product.
4. Giving too much respect
Even Einstein made mistakes. Just because someone is in a prominent position, it does not mean they have all the answers. This habit cripples many people who listen to ‘respectable’ figures who are in a completely different field to them.
How many times have you seen an actor endorsing a product they know nothing about and people listening just because they are famous? Terrible habit.
It should not only be great leaders that aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty, but anyone striving after success. Getting your hands dirty means engaging in a task that is outside of your responsibility.
Win the respect of others by doing something beyond your duty.
6. Not learning from people ‘less’ than you
Pride is like putting poison into your own glass of water. Great knowledge can come from anyone. But if you simply shut someone off because they do not have a PhD or they are not a CEO, you are potentially robbing yourself of a golden nugget. You never know what kind of experience a person has or who the person may be connected with.
7. Rushing the last look
You are so excited with finishing your work that you just want to ship it straight out the door without giving it a final once-over. This is the Achilles Heel for most writers. But what separates a good writer from an average writer is patience- many writers will let an article sit overnight and then make more edits in the morning before sending it. This applies for other industries also, take time to give it one last thorough check. Even get someone else to have a look before you ship or hit the send button.
8. Not being vulnerable
It is easy to feel the need to put on a mask in your career, particularly if you are in leadership. No doubt there is a clear line that needs to be drawn between employers and employees. But you need to take off the iron suit every now and then.
Admit to making mistakes, make apologies when you are in the wrong. You will be respected.
9. Too stubborn to let go
While grit, tenacity, and perseverance are all great qualities, they can be crippling when they are directed toward the wrong goal. This is difficult with any project that you have poured your heart and soul into. But if it is not profitable nor bringing you closer to your goal, then you need to recognize when you are being stubborn and let go. Treat any humiliation like water off a duck’s back and direct your energy toward the next project.
10. The contentment plateau
There is a dark side to being satisfied with your work and accomplishments. Being content and comfortable is the enemy of improvement. Take time during your journey to stop and smell the roses, but do not let be left standing there when the roses are long gone.
Keep setting the bar higher. Knock down a goal, celebrate it, move on.
- 2nd March
I think it’s really fucked up how so many teenagers are alone and sad and having panic attacks in their room while their parents watch TV, and how a lot of those teenagers have had relatively normal childhoods, yet there’s this huge boom of depression and mental disorders, and its just dumb how we’ve turned into a generation labeled ‘reckless’ but really, we’re only reckless with ourselves
- 14th February
Love is me loving you unselfishly,
Love is us exploring each other,
Not only our bodies,
But both our souls,
Love is letting you into the most intimate of places,
Love is allowing you to follow me into a place where only I know myself deeply,
Where the walls are painted beautifully in pink lipgloss, red berries and gold sin.
This is the place where I hide my secrets in plain sight,
Please come towards me with
Love in your heart & lust in your aura
Share this seat with me In the corner,
Embrace me with warmth,
& Have faith that even though the broken pipes leak of tears I once shed,
I can be fixed.
Thank you for bring your wrench,
Love is us,
Love is now,
Me and you,
Two yet one,
Compassionate yet self serving
Surrounded with my insecurities
Drenched in my Sorrow
You looking into my eyes,
And you still adoring me,
I have never told you how I feel,
Nor have you told me how you feel,
The unknown is true,
Me not making you mine,
Is my biggest regret.
Ameerah Khalilah -x-
- 13th February
They say your brain’s most creative in your sleep, see they say in the sleep state the brain thinks much more visually and intuitively. As dream chasers, we accomplish that wide awake…….As dream chasers, we consider ourselves a creative upper class, when it comes to ideas, we’re just in a different tax bracket.Meek Mill (Ready Or Not)
- 12th February
I’m so addicted to the darkness within my soul,
That I forget that I’m growing old,
I am a slave.
I claim to want to die,
But I’m just trying to be saved by the ones that hurt me,
I am a slave
I want to be Safe from myself and the torture I put myself through.
I am a Slave,
but not one to Allah,
I’m a slave to society and its requirements to be perfect.
Mentally, Pshycially, Emotionally I pollute my body with things that are no good,
I am a Slave
Then I turn around and blame my choices on my past,
I blame everyone but me for my misfortune,
I am a slave
I am a slave to my mind & body but not my soul.
For my soul worships and is a slave to Allah.