"Miracles" by Mambo Sauce is one of my favorite songs. It gets me so hype in the mornings. After listening to this song, I feel like I can run through a brick wall. Take a listen to the lyrics and tell me what you think.
My favorite line:
"It’s persistence, it’s resilience, it’s desire to be first, It’s your hunger, it’s your thirst…."
-Delano D. Hunter
To give anything less than your best
is to sacrifice the gift.
BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT WINS FIGHT TO DISPLAY CONFEDERATE FLAG IN DORM ROOM
I’m always interested in unique perspectives and this certainly qualifies as one. While I don’t agree, I respect his opinion and even his right to freedom of speech. What’s your take?
What a great story!
Marion Barry Discusses DC Council Reelection Bid With FOX 5 News
I respect Barry a great deal. He was elected and had the skill set to lead in an era when DC and the country was much different. My parents, who were raised in this city in the 40’s and 50’s, knew a completely different DC. When Barry came along in the 60’s and 70’s, he was exactly what was needed. His leadership set a foundation for the DC we have today.
Barry hit the nail on the head when he mentioned the fact there there are so few elected positions in DC. This stifles civic ambition. It discourages new blood and fresh ideas from holding responsible positions in the city. I will state that the position of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners is a good position, when properly utilized. I believe this position could be further consolidated, revamped, and given more responsibility.
Check out the interview and decide for yourself.
Delano D. Hunter
Heavy D will be missed! He leaves behind such a rich legacy of music, film, and creative works. Most of all, he touched many lives with his personality and character. Of course I didn’t know him personally. However, he had an authentically warm spirit that radiated from his work. May he rest in peace.
Delano D. Hunter
Justice Clarence Thomas once told Reggie Black and I that perseverance is a combination of patience and persistence. I heard him then, I understand him now.
If you are fortunate to have a dream and the courage to chase it, there will be moments of self doubt, discouragement, and down right fatigue. You’ll question the merits of your dream and if it is all worth it. At times, the sacrifice will seem like it is too much.
That’s the time when you must persevere.
That’s the time to redouble your efforts.
By all accounts, most would consider me a confident guy. I am. However, like many, I struggle with insecurities and discouragement. It is a daily battle! The should’ve, would’ve, could’ves vs. The I can, I will and I musts.
Below are just a few things I do to encourage myself in no particular order.
1) Dwell on God’s grace and mercy. If He never does another thing for me, He has done more than I deserve.
2) Find a word to inspire me. Sometimes it is in the Bible, other times it is in a magazine or book.
3) Listen to a positive tune. Music is powerful. It carries spirits or vibes (whatever you want to call
it). The right song can change my entire mood or disposition. Donald Lawrence’s music always inspires me.
4) Focus on the purpose of my passion. It motivates me to think of what God has in store for me and the change I can bring about. I think about all of the people that are depending on my positive contribution. I think about my family (current and future) that are depending on me.
5) Pray and meditate. It works!
These are just a few. If I follow all five, I’m usually in a much better state of mind afterwards. Please share your techniques.
Delano D. Hunter