Here Is The Truth Behind Knowledge

No one born with knowledge; therefore, if you want to be good at something you need to practice. Practice make perfect. The more you practice, the better you get. When learning something new for the first time it can be a little changing and intimating. Therefore, it is important to build up on things you already know. Focus on what you know is a great motivator to learn something new.

A young lady once told me knowledge is power. That stays with me ever sense. It is a great idea to make an effort to learn something new everyday and learn as much as you can. My down fall is that I love smart people, and I love to be challenge. Talking to someone smart, knowledgeable is very encouraging, it helps to stay focus, but talking to someone who are not knowledgeable causes impatient and boredom.

Generally everyone is capable of being smart, but it is a matter of wanting to be knowledgeable because it requires devotion and it can be time consuming. Personally, I don’t believe in stupidity because when you think about it, stupid is the absence of knowing, and lacking knowledge. What I think is stupid is the act of pretending to know when you actually don’t know. Call me stupid if you want to, but if I don’t know something I will ask questions, I will ask to explain it, I will ask you how it works, I will straightly say I don’t know to do it. Please show me how it is done because this is the only way to learn apart from doing research. Pretending to know when you don’t know will not help you to learn.

Just because you ask questions that doesn’t make you less smart. I believe someone would have to be quite smart to ask some great questions, and get involve. Another important point, don’t assume someone is smarter than you just because she seems smart.

Perfect example, I was taking a summer math class which was held three to four times a week. I always tried to get to class on time because I use to be afraid of missing some important key points to solve the problems. I spent a lot of times studying and practicing. I have to admit, summer classes are not easy because you have to be devoted and focus. One of my classmates uses to miss many days of class, coming to class very late, leaving early, and during test she was the first one to finish. Honestly, I felt a little intimated. I was thinking that girl is super smart. The summer session ended, and we all went our separate way. The Semester to follow she saw me at the lady’s room, she remembered me from that summer class. She started talking to me. I had a chance to ask her about her grade for the math class because curiosity got the best of me. I was surprised to found out she didn’t pass the class. I thought she was smart to the point where she didn’t need to be in class or study. Ever sense then I learned not to compare myself with others.

Some people sometimes see me from a distance they automatically think I am smart. They said you are so smart. I laughed. I have no idea where they got that idea from because I never told anyone I was smart. I tried to tell them I just work hard, and I tried to apply myself. The truth is no one born knowing. Believe it or not we all had to learn somewhere along the way; in school, at work, by doing research or just by exposing to different things or people. Learning is an endless process, and no one stop learning until death. The more you push yourself to learn new things, the more you practice, the more you know. This is not magic or rocket science. This is real life.

Marie L. Marcellus

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Jealousy In Its Pure Form

The last time I talked about jealousy in relationships between couples, but today I want to talk about jealousy in general. People don’t talk about these type of things too often; however they do exist. We face these challenges everywhere in our society, and sometime even in our own family.

Being jealous over someone else for whatever reason is not healthy. People can be jealous for any reason, such as looks, talents ect. Being jealous over someone will not change anything, and that will not change how the person is.  When you are jealous over someone else the result always bad instead of good. For whatever you are jealous over, it will not transfer from the person to you, and even if you were to cause the person harm that will not change who the person is because she is just being herself (she will still be smart, beautiful, and talented). Furthermore, being jealous over someone can cause health issues; such as depression because you have to constantly comparing yourself to that person. It is a bad thing to do because everyone is unique in her own way, and everyone has different talent.

The truth is while you are focusing on that person, she is busy taking care of herself, she is improving herself to become better so the time you could have use to  improvement yourself, you are wasting it away to something none productive.

Instead of being jealous over someone else for who she is, what she has, and what she can do well, try to take that time and energy to do something productive for yourself by finding out what you are good at, and focus on those good qualities you have.

I heard someone said once, “Congratulate, don’t hate.” Next time you are tempted to get jealous over someone else, think twice. It is not worth it.

What do you think about this post? Please leave me a comment.

Marie L. M.,

Ouch, That is Painful

When it comes to pricing a lot of companies are using different method of promotions to induce their customers. These types of promotions should be happen sometime, but not on a regular basis.

You are wondering what is wrong with promotions. Well, let say everything;  for the company at least . It may be advantageous to the customer, and may be advantageous to the company in a short term basis, but it is not beneficial to the company’s long term success. Why Marie? The “sell” hype your company receives for that moment could not cover the long term damage you are creating for the company in the long run.

Constant promotions devalue the company’s product/service; reduce profitability, and confusing customers. Normally, the client gets confused because she doesn’t know what to expects. Let’s face it, who would want to pay full price for any item or service when you know in a week or two you would get a better deal, except if you are desperate, and cannot wait?

Instead of devaluing your products by ongoing promotions, you should find ways to create value to your products or services by educating your customers, and give them reasons to pay for your services or products.

What do you think? Leave me a comment, it is always good to hear from you.

Marie L. M.,




We Are Moving Forward

The thought for the day, keep moving forward until you reach your destination. For your goal is not behind you, but in front of you. You may be encounter stumbling blocks on the way, but they are moveable, you may come across some obstacles, but they can only last for so long or choose a different path, you may be knock down, pick, and dust yourself up and keep moving, you may encounter set back, it is just a short delay. Impossible is myth, Possibility is within your reach, and Accomplishment is your destination.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get moving.

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Marie L. M.