Saturday, June 16, 2012

Five Hip Hop emcees that I like who sing also.

Five Hip Hop emcees that I like who sing also.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Continue to look for an edge.

Hello come one come all. It's Brad H coming back at you again, and you are reading another edition of "Brad H's Perspective". If you are reading this blog posting, I appreciate you taking out the time to join me again. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week up to this point. I'm doing pretty well myself. I've just been continuing to create and come up with ideas to write about. The 30 hub in 30 days challenge that I've mentioned several times before starts tomorrow on Friday June 15th. For those of you who are not familiar with this challenge, it's a popular challenge that content writers on Hubpages ( take part in. It's an experience where you write 30 articles(hubs) in a 30 day time span. One of my fellow members on Hubpages encouraged me to do it with her. We've also had several people to commit to joining us on this journey. I'm pretty excited about doing this challenge, and having the support from others while going through it. I'll continue to keep a steady update on my progress with the challenge. I'll be posting the hubs that I write on here, but you can also read my writings on Hubpages at Alright lets get into what we're discussing today.

Last week I was at the park doing some running with my younger sister. She claims that she likes working out with me because I help keep her motivated. Little does she know that she does the same thing for me as well. While we were running, I kept talking to her and trying to encourage her to keep moving forward. At one point during the jog, I told her these words; "You're out here running and getting your health right, while so many others are sitting on the couch doing nothing". The reason that I bring up this experience is because I think it fits perfectly with today's topic - which is looking for an edge. We have to continue to look for and find an edge in life. Now I know that everyone isn't able to run or do physical activities, but finding an edge isn't only limited to physical activities. I just used it for an example in this particular scenario. Life is sometimes a game. It's almost like a competition in a way. We sometimes compete with ourselves, but we also have to compete with others as well. In order to be prepared for what life brings, we must have that extra edge over the competition.

Finding "the edge" can relate to any aspect of life. It can relate to academics, career, sports, or even writing. Imagine this scenario: If there were two students who are both trying to make an A on a test, who do you think has the better chance? The student who gets tired and goes to sleep while doing little studying, or the student who stays up late studying, and doesn't rest until he or she knows all the material well? I'm willing to bet that the student that went that extra mile to study would most likely do better. If you research and study people like Michael Jordan, Will Smith, or any other person who is talented at something, it's likely that you will find that they worked at something until they became great at it. This all coincides with finding that added edge. Many people don't know that Michael Jordan was cut from his high school's basketball team the first time he tried out. He worked at becoming a better basketball player, and look at the end result. He is now considered one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA. I recall watching a video where Will Smith claimed that he wasn't the most gifted actor, but he said he works harder than anyone else to be the best actor he can. Now he is one of the most popular actors in the world. I'm sure that in order for these guys to become great, they had to look for an edge over their competition.

A lot of times when I'm running and I feel myself getting tired, I think to myself that I'm doing something that is benefiting to me. I think to myself that if and when I participate in my next race, I will be even more prepared than someone who didn't put the time and effort into doing their best. It's all about finding an edge over the competition, and sticking with it until it pays off for us. I'm always brainstorming and coming up with ideas to write and talk about. It definitely can't hurt in helping me to gain an edge over someone else who probably decides give up or quit. Alright folks that's it for this weeks edition of "Brad H's Perspective". As always I hope that you enjoyed reading this blog, and hopefully you were able to find some motivation in it. Be sure to leave comments and let me know what you think about all of this. Are there any interests that you have where you are looking for an edge? Would love to see your feedback. I will continue to keep this blog updated while I'm doing the 30 in 30 challenge, so continue to stay tuned. Till next time peace, love, and blessings to all. I'm out!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lets start holding ourselves accountable.

Hello once again good people. It's ya boy Brad H back at you again. I know it probably feels like it's been a hot minute since the last update. If you are reading this post, you already know what time it is. It's time for another edition of "Brad H's Perspective". Thanks to all for joining me on this blog once again. I hope that everyone is having a great week up to this point. If you read my previous blog post before this one, I mentioned that I was going out of town to visit with my family. I made it back home this past Tuesday, so that's the reason why I'm just now able to update this weeks post. I usually try to update earlier in the week, so now you understand why I wasn't able to. My trip with my family went pretty good. I enjoyed myself a lot, and it's always great to see my godmother, her husband(who has become one of the good friends), and my great aunt. While I was there I went and saw the movie "Battleship". I heard a lot of good things about it before seeing it, but it honestly didn't live up to what I was expecting from it. There were a few good scenes here and there, but overall I found it pretty boring. I was sitting there yawning from the halfway point of the movie till the end. Alright lets get down to the get down, and get into this weeks topic.

Many times when things go wrong or bad in our lives, we look for someone else to point the finger at. If we aren't blaming other people for the troubling times in our lives, then it's certain circumstances that we use for the blame. We do whatever we feel necessary to deflect the attention from ourselves. This is one of the methods we use in order to make ourselves feel better about certain situations in our lives. I think that's exactly what it all boils down to; making ourselves feel better when we are down. There isn't anything wrong with trying to make ourselves feel better if we can. No one in their right mind wants to intentionally come down hard on themselves. However, I believe there is a difference between taking responsibility for our actions, compared to blaming others to make ourselves feel better. You may ask yourself; "Brad H where are you getting at with all of this?" The point that I'm trying to make is that we need to hold ourselves accountable for our actions. Consistently Putting the blame on others is the easy route out of facing our problems head on. What some people don't seem to realize is that -- no matter how much you blame your problems or circumstances on others, there is no way of getting around them. Why? Because you aren't getting to the root of the problem. Since you aren't getting to the root of the problem, there is no way that your problems will be solved.

We all most likely know someone who blames everything wrong in their lives on other people and circumstances. We've all done it before at some time or another, and some of us right now may still be doing it. This is a habit that we need to focus on stopping. Blaming others will not help in bettering ourselves. You ever notice how when some people do something good or get recognized for accomplishing something positive they've done, they are quick to take credit for it? However, it seems that if and when that same individual makes a mistake or does something bad, they would rather run away and deflect the blame. Please don't get me mistaken. I'm not saying that everyone is that like. We all know and realize that there are people in the world who hold themselves accountable in all situations when deemed necessary. It just appears to be so many people who would rather blame others and take the easiest way possible out. We have to learn to hold ourselves accountable for our own lives. All of the decisions and choices that we make start within us first. We have to remember that in order to solve a problem or situation, we must get to the root of what's causing it. That's the only way that we are going to learn to take accountability for our own lives.

Alright peeps that's it for this weeks blog post. I hope anyone who read enjoyed it. Feel free to leave your feedback in the comment section. Remember that the goal with this blog is to become better people individually. That includes myself as well. By the way before I go, I want to let everyone who is interested know that I met my 25 miles in total goal for the month of May. I've touched on it in previous posts, but I don't believe that I mentioned I had finished. I still have to post the running activities up on this blog, and I will hopefully get around to doing that soon. I also have several articles from Hubpages that I need to add. I'm looking to get all of that information updated on here soon. Also the "30 hub in 30 day challenge" that I'm doing with a friend on Hubpages is coming up soon. I believe we are starting on the 15th of this month. That should be both fun and challenging. I will be sure to keep anyone interested in my progress on that updated as well. Alright I'm out so until the next post, I wish peace, love, and blessings to all.