Before You’re Dirt

How-do-you approach the day?
Go through the motions,
So you can get paid?
Can’t wait for five o’clock?

What a sad way to live;
Uncommitted to purpose;
Like a boat that’s tied to a dock.

You’ve got to break out
And follow your heart.
And make the most
Of the time that’s here.

You’ve more to give.
You know you do.
The time is now
To address your fear.

This change means leaving comfort.
The steps you’ll take may hurt.
But-give-yourself some credit
Before-you become the dirt.

Go the Distance

What’s the pull;
Your motivation?
What holds you back;
Your reservation?

Why not plan
For what you’d like?
You’ve got the time,
So choose to hike.

Lace em up
And hit the trail.
Bait your hook
To catch the whale.

Comes down to steps,
So map it out.
And, know your Why;
What you’re about.

Know your value.
Learn and grow.
Find the gaps;
What you don’t know.

Make your day.
Control each minute.
Keep your focus.
You must stay in it.

The secret sauce?
Know the now.
Know your purpose.
You’ll find the how.

It just takes guts;
Will to succeed.
And, positive attitude.
That’s all you need.

Wake Up

The day begins before-sunrise.
It-doesn’t-start when you hear your ALARM.
You choose the time, when you want to get up,
And-when to-begin tending the FARM.

A-healthy-farm gets consistent care.
The-farmer controls what he CAN.
He learns and adapts as the seasons go by;
With-unwavering execution of PLAN.

Hear the Call

We hear the words
We’ve heard before,
But this time they
Mean something more.

They strike a chord
You never knew,
And now it’s clear
What you must do.

From feeling rose
A simple thought.
Something gave,
Like you’d been caught.

Released to be
The way you need.
You’re shown the path;
You will succeed.

A matter now
Of plan to win.
And, moving past
The way it’s been.

You found your purpose.
You know the why.
Let this drive
The way you try.

Let it fill you
Every day.
With some peace
That’s here to stay.

That comforts you
When times get tough;
When you-want to-say,
I’ve had enough.

You won’t give up;
Your fire’s lit.
Go for your dream.
Refuse to quit.

Live your Dream

You fit just so;
Just by being;
Regardless of past
And of the future you’re seeing.

Do you know who you are?
Do you know what you’re doing?
Are you at peace with yourself,
Or do you sit around stewing?

Do you work on yourself?
Do you have a plan?
Whatever it is,
Do you believe that you can?

Do you understand,
By now, how things go?
You must be open to learning,
And trying to grow.

Just a step at a time;
That’s all we can do.
Start with a small goal,
Then see it through.

Then move on to another.
Make the most of the day.
Refuse to give up,
And you will find your way.

Think of buckets of time.
Make a plan for each hour.
Your effort’s like sun;
You’ll grow like a flower.

Slowly but surely,
But not without rain;
This comes from thought;
Seeds of your brain.

So be mindful; aware,
Of all that you do.
With focus and practice,
Your dreams may come true.

From a Dream

I woke in a funk
From a dream that I’d had.
I don’t recall it,
But it must have been sad.

But-i-don’t-sit and wallow.
I keep ThinkingAhead.
I stick to my plan
When-I get outta bed.

Excellence takes grit.
It’s a matter of habit.
Eliminate distractions.
Go out and grab it.

Stay the course
Then-in-time you will find
The weight of your fears
Was left behind.

With intention and focus,
And consistent routine,
You’ll find yourself
As the person you’d seen;

The best version of you,
Emerging through trial.
It doesn’t come easy.
It takes a while.

And, along that road,
Most give in;
Unwilling to do
What it takes to win.

Keep believing in you.
Fight harder each day.
You will grow stronger.
You will find your way.