Monday, September 17, 2012

You Only Live Once

"YOLO" stands for "You Only Live Once". From what I've seen, people tend to use this phrase as an excuse to do unlawful or reckless things.

I work extremely hard to be a role model for my family and my teammates. A few years ago, I took a second to reflect on how really successful I've been based on my core values that have matured along the path of life. I'm a firm believer that the test of a person's integrity is based on their values. These are values I am willing to die for and I do what I have to do to uphold them.

Be respectful


Everyone has their own path in life and it's important that you respect their decisions. Never impose a belief or work ethic on someone -- but inspire them to be better and encourage them to make a difference in others' lives.

Be professional


We always come across someone in life that is nasty to you, or your family, or your teammates. This should never phase you. The best thing you can do is be professional and just be positive.

Be relentless


Work your ass off. Set the bar high and leave no stone unturned in whatever you do. Search for the best in the people around you and amplify it.

Be selfless


Never expect someone to pay you back for your kindness. The only way to inspire people to be a better person and improve is go out of your way to support them without expecting something back. Being a mentor and being positive is extremely infectious.

If you only live once, why not live to inspire others to be better? Make a difference.
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