Grit (Part One of The 3G Series)

What is grit? Merriam-Webster defines grit as a firmness of mind and spirit:  unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.  But I think it's much more than that. I believe grit is the trait in all of us that lies dormant in many.  Grit to me is when passion and perseverance meet and you … Continue reading Grit (Part One of The 3G Series)

The 3G Series: Grit, Grind, and Gratitude

Coming tomorrow will be part one of three in a series I call The 3G Series.  I have lived most of my adulthood by following these three traits.  Even before I knew what each one was they have had a profound effect on me.  I honestly believe that if you live by these three you will … Continue reading The 3G Series: Grit, Grind, and Gratitude

Keep going 

  (Photo courtesy of hplyrikz.com) Who would have guessed it?  Really.  Who would have thought that you would go back to school to finish that degree?  Who knew you were going to open up your own business?  Who knew I was going to retire from the military after so many years?  We both did. We … Continue reading Keep going 

What Are You Chasing Anyway?

  Everyone I know is chasing something in life. Notice I said something and not someone.  There is a clear and definable difference.  Now, I am not talking about your friends in your circle of trust.  Because I am a big advocate of having friends smarter and more accomplished than you. I believe that true friendship … Continue reading What Are You Chasing Anyway?

Why Not?

Why not?  Why can't you become what you want?  Is it based on your upbringing that you are destined to fail while others succeed because of their family name?  What if you stayed ashamed of your dreams and decided to let others shine for the rest of their days?  Or maybe, just maybe you decided you … Continue reading Why Not?

Failures and Successes

I have failed. So much that at one point in time it affected my attitude towards life.  I have doubted myself many times. I failed at the first blog last year.  I had no idea what I was doing. Failed to progress through the ranks because I made the mistake of comparing myself to others.   … Continue reading Failures and Successes

How To Become Better

Many of us have heard the above words in one phrase or another.  But how many of us truly took the words to heart and tried to apply them?  I can truthfully say that throughout my military career I have.  And a lot of times the learning curve was very damn steep.  But I always … Continue reading How To Become Better

The reason I write

I write a lot to just get out my inner thoughts.  A lot of times I am talking to myself more than anything.  Not always knowing that I am helping someone get back on track.  I am humbled to see words like below come across my Facebook timeline. "Antonio Vereen, this should be enough motivation … Continue reading The reason I write