Every week we'll start off with our "highs and lows" and get into some important societal survival skills and general goings on of the TwinCities and neighboring communities with news about the rest of the world here and there. Participation is simple. Just give us your highs and lows either in the comments of the article or on twitter by trending #ProverbialMonday or tweeting to me @ProverbTribune.
High: Tristen Royce Howard Comer (My Son)
Low: So much to do, so little time.
A major barrier that often hinders us from acknowledging or even recognizing our success is an inability to articulate what we want on a core level. While we have some shallow vision of what seems like a nice lifestyle we forget to ask ourselves why and deeply, honestly audit the foundation of that vision. Once you have some idea what you want to achieve ask yourself why at least 3 times before taking pursuit to ensure that you are working toward acquiring whats at the root of your goal rather than acquiring the surface level things you presume you should have as someone who is successful. To get a clear vision of what success looks like for you then investigate why it looks that way will bring you to greater understanding of what you really want and will help guide your ambition. Ambition without guidance is a thirsty fish.
Ernest Comer III is a community relations professional with several years of experience working with non-profit organizations. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in Communication Studies with an emphasis in African and African American Studies. Ernest is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and has held positions of leadership in organizations such as PRISM at the University of Minnesota, and emerging non-profit in Ramsey County, Re-Armor Homes. He has been an adolescent mentor in the Pediatrics Department at the U and has hosted local television and radio shows showcasing young talent.
You are priceless and you are free. You are so much more than I am; I lose my words in awe for what can be. I am excited for the opportunity to teach you, to learn from you and with you, to grow with you, to be present in your life, and be a part of all that you achieve.
The practice of silent reflection is a powerful tool for rejuvination, self-empowerment and motivation. As you take moments today to browse through inspirational memes and youtube videos throughout the day to keep you going, remember to take some time to reflect on what you see, hear, feel and think.
A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran.
Today's reinforcing shot will make it feel like teens at times. Winds ease tomorrow under blue sky; a few light showers Sunday as the mercury limps into the 50s. Check the blog for more details. -Todd Nelson