With it being the day after Easter and all I thought it would be a good time to drop some commandments on the world. Not the ones by Moses, but the ones by me. These are my ten commandments. They have shaped my life for a very long time and hopefully you all can find them relatable and useful as well. I just felt like it was time to set them in stone. Pun intended. Wait, what?
Thou Shall Not Lie
I can’t. I don’t. I won’t. You’ll always get the truth from me. Whether it is a nice truth or one that hurts. And if you don’t believe me, well that’s on you not me.
Thou Shall Honor My Closest
Above all else. Above everyone and everything else. Even above myself. They are few but once you’re in and I care about you, you go above it all.
Thou Shall Work My Ass Off
Everything I do I give my all. EVERYTHING. Half ass is not in me. I earn it. Always have. Always will.
Thou Shall Never Be Content
I’ll always want more for myself because I wasn’t supposed to have what I have today.
Thou Shall Never Waste My Time
I never waste my own time so there is no way I would ever let a person, a woman, a project or anything waste my time. I can lose everything today and find a way to get it all back but I can never get time back.
Thou Shall Make It Funny
Whether I’m in a good mood or a bad mood… Whether times are easy or times are tough… Whether I’m up or down… I’ll always find the funny. Making people laugh, making myself laugh. Big laughs or small laughs. If I don’t laugh or provide laughs about 50 times a day, then I’m disrespecting my mother’s motto of “You always have to find a way to laugh.”
Thou Shall Be Successful
No explanation needed except that I measure my own success while never comparing mine to that of others.
Thou Shall Not Sleep Til I’m Dead
I never sleep. I have tried so hard to find a way to sleep more. I just can’t do it. My mind and body just want to keep going. Keep doing. Keep thinking. Every damn day. I’m just going to have to accept this. I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
Thou Shall Be The Best Man He Can Be
In every way, shape and form possible to myself and to everyone I know and every stranger whose path I cross. I try. Believe me, I try.
Thou Shall Always Put On For Boston
I love my city. No matter where I go on this planet, Boston comes with me. Boston has given me so much and I’ll always give back. I am Boston.
And those are my ten commandments.
Until next time. Always take it there.