Friday, January 2, 2009

CG 2.0 Message For 2009

I must write this message. Yesterday made it officially 1 year since I have added 2.0 onto my name. Today, 1 year later I feel completely humbled but the way it has spread. I could have never imagined a year ago that I could be in this position today.
Ironically, I encountered a bit of a set back on Jan 1. I had a terrible cold! Yes believe it or not. Badd cold and I was in bed all day. I could do nothing. Imagine what that did for my motivation! Was 2.0 meant to be?
Everything Is a Matter Of Perspective
I remember thinking that one day will not let me loose ground for the next 364 days. And then I actually appreciated the cold. I know I was going to encounter setbacks over 2008 and I was glad I was already given the opportunity to get the first one out of the way. 
New Years Resolutions
Believe it or not Corey Graham 2.0 really came out of my New Years Resolutions. Corey Graham 2.0 is really like a code name. My New Years Resolutions were focused taking my entertainment career to another level and 2.0 became to code name that would remind me to stay on track. So when someone called me 2.0. I would be reminded to be sure to make it work.
People often say New Years Resolutions don't work. I actually think they do. All you have to do is keep them in focus all year round. Make sure you are constantly focusing your time, energy and money on accomplishing them. And where possible actually tweak them a little bit.
Life Is Messy 
Now we always hear, all you have to do is focus. Let me make sure you understand ... focus is about being thankful when you get a cold on January 1. Focus is about finding motivation in a the desert of broken dreams. There are going to be several days when things feel fuzzy and you are questioning everything. 
Too big
Its scary ... you know what you want to do, but you are in disbelief. "I can't do that its too big". Just be confident. In 2008 the world watched a USA elect its first Black President. Everyone seemed to be in a bit of disbelief. "It really happened in my lifetime" was on the tips of everyone's tongues. In 2009 too big is irrelavant. 
Habits, Culture and the Power of People
We are human beings. We are creatures of habit. We are comfortable in doing what we are doing. Resolutions mean you need to change some habits. If you didn't know changing a habit can be a challenge. If you link pain to doing the right thing. You will never change.
Culture is something I have wondered about for a long time, to me when people have a certain culture everything just seems to work. e.g. A winning sports team. We see it over and over again when they just find a way the win. There is power in the people.
This Year
For this year CG 2.0 goes to N. N = Network. I will aim to actively included other persons and their dreams into my day to day existence. There is no fun doing it alone.
Corey Graham 2.0N

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