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.

ThinkingAhead

Imagination’s a gift.
It’s ThinkingAhead.
It’s a-combination of leading,
And of being Led.

Individual, yet team sport,
While for-others, we do.
Hard-work is collective.
There-is “I”-in-“You”.

Doing right, and-trusting-process;
Built by those from the past,
Is a privilege and blessing.
The-possibilities are vast.

When we’re believing in self,
And we’re trusting in others.
We’re an-unstoppable-force;
Acting-as-sister’s and brothers.

We’re ThinkingAhead,
And we’ve already won;
Getting better and better,
And it’s just begun.

We,ve been planning success,
And we’re playing the part.
Founded from love
Led by our heart.

Plan to Win

Early to bed,
Early to rise,
Hard work pays off,
Is no surprise.

I wake with a plan
Then jump right in.
Eliminating distractions
Is how I begin.

And, I use buckets of time;
An organized day.
It’s hour by hour.
That’s the best way.

Especially when planned.
There’s so-much time-saved.
Would you choose gravel,
Or a road that’s paved?

Set yourself up
And make the most of each day.
If not, you’re failing,
And letting time slip away.