Thursday, December 18, 2008

do remember

No matter what obstacles you and determination will see you through.

When I saw this picture, those were my first thoughts. Only faith and determination is gonna help this dude. This picture wasn't photoshopped. It is real.

As we move forward into 2009, let's rely on our faith and determination to overcome obstacles and accomplish our goals. And I don't mean a resolution that you prolly aren't gonna keep. I mean something real. For me, one goal is to go to grad school

What about you?



eclectik said...


This is why I could never have a blog dope as yours...I woulda looked and said:

...white people.


My goal: Stack Chips, and stay in the stock's bouncing back and I wanna be down like B. Norwood when it happens.

**And again, will you hurry yo ass to the Messageboard

08 Uhhhh 1 year later, peace out 12K Take me out with the fader.


B said...

I didn't even see someone in the wave! Faith is right....that's a good thought, bro. I don't know where I would be without faith. Don't let me get to preachin' up in here.

The Jaded NYer said...

the only thing I know will give me peace of mind next year is to have a handle on my finances- eliminate those last two credit cards and get all of my current bills on a regular automatic payment.

After that I'll probably be able to sleep better at night, which will help everything else on my list fall right into place.

xcentricgem said...

Grad School ... get started !!! It will be one of the most challenging things that u will undertake .. Much success ...

I'm looking to ensure that my personal judgment is in order ... 9 is the number of judgment ... so im working on that ...

Anonymous said...

1. Stay focused on my whole rationale for moving back to the MidWest(finish my MA and get my Chemical Dependency licensure)

2. Get in a good place(financially) so that I WILL be a homeowner going into 2010.

3. Remember to 'stop and smell the roses'. I'm one of those folks who plans so much for tomorrow that I forget to live for today.

Oh yea...LMAO @ eclectik!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

good deal folk - thats what i like to hear

Charece said...

I have a few...

1. I would like to grow closer in my walk with God.

2. Lose 50 pounds.

3. Enjoy life no matter what obstacles come my way.

Mizrepresent said...

1. pay off debt

2. finish 2 more books

3. get the bomb agent

4. write that screenplay

5. sell #2 and #4

6. get a dog

7. be in a stable, healthy, loving relationship

8. back to exercising

9. time to turn my house into the mansion it should have been

10. Get babyboy back on top!

Keith said...

I want to lose 20 pounds

Join a Gym..

Write and Publish a Book

dessex said...

my goal is do more in the community. I want go out and be an influence on the young black youth. We need to stop generational curses.

Miss Mika said...

I love this post bruh. Good luck with graduate school, that is an awesome goal!

For me, one of the main things that I plan for 2009 is to finish things I start. I noticed this year that I started doing a lot of things but would get sidetracked and not complete them. In 2009, whatever I start, I am going to do my darndest to finish.

I also want to putting more in my savings. The later part of this year, I finally got comofortable setting aside money and NOT TOUCHING IT! Come 2009, I want to save more and spend less.

12kyle said...

@ e
Your blog is doper than mine...real talk! I tip my hat to you for staying in the stock game. It's scary right now but it's gonna be alright

I'm coming thru!!!

@ B
Preeeeeeeeech! LOL

@ Jaded Santana
I think tackling debt is something that we all prolly need to do! Good point

@ xcentricgem
Personal judgment affects every thing that we do. I know that you'll be fine. Keep trying. You've got all the tools

@ mzinspiredmind
Great point. I think sometimes I tend to get so caught up in the race that I don't stop to look and see what's around me.

@ rawdawgbuffalo
Thanks bruh

12kyle said...

@ Charece
Love this list!

@ Miz
I know that you'll get all of these done. I'm really pulling for you with # 7. smile

@ Keith
A determined hustler like you...will accomplish all of these.

@ dessex
Awww man! I agree totally!

@ Mika
Saving more and spending less! That's sounds sooooo good to hear. I think i need to put that on my list!

L. Renee' said...

This is an awesome shot.
As far as you going to Grad School
"JUST DO IT". Take out the loan, you got 30 years to pay it back. (smile) You can do it!

Kandi Black said... goals are to pull up my grades in skool...try to stick with one major...get a job...and once i get a job, imma stop smoking...but until i get a job imma have to continue to blaze...gotta ease my mind...but maybe something like yoga would be a better and much healthier alternative, right?

Trish said...

Im making 2009 my year !

No half steppin'

I really want to work on becoming part vegetarian, concentrating and being way more conscious of what I put in my temple.

Become healthy with whole foods and stop feeling physically uncomfortable.

Save, Save, Save $$$.

Financially getting me and my husband back on top.

Congrats on your plans for Grad School Kyle, see yourself there and you will be !!

clnmike said...

Great pic, matches the saying perfectly.

At the same time....WTF is that dude thinking?

ShellyShell said...

I saw this dude on the Today show! His brother is took the picture. He didn't make the big wave and is crazy enough to want to do it again! Anyway.

I definitely want to focus and take my GMAT's for business school! I can't wait any longer!

I'm going to read the Bible. In my Bible they show you how to read the entire book in a year! So, Jan.1 I begin this journey.

Like E stay in the stock is the time to buy y'all! The market is cyclical.It WILL bounce back!

Volunteer more. I slacked when it got warmer...Happy Hours called me! Going back to Big Bro Big Sis and checking on the elderly.

Run at least 3 5k's and 1 10k!

Stick to my budget.

Charles said...

I feel you on that and good luck with the grad school thing homie. And I'm mad E said his goal was to stack chips...but I feel him. I plan on pursuing my goals, getting closer to my Goddess, and getting published in 09.

Tha L said...

Dissertation. That's it. I wanna be Dr. L by the end of 2009.

TravelDiva said...

Good post. NY Goals: Save more money, eat healthier and exercise even more.

Darius T. Williams said...

See - look at you preachin'!

Muze said...

nice post.

-go back to school (i have friggin 20 credits left to get)

-get m book out.

CurvyGurl said...

Amen, Kyle! I'm looking forward to '09 in a big way. This reminds me of what Steve Harvey said to encourage a caller the other day...God blesses effort.. Seemingly simple, but I need to be reminded of this from time to time. Add a little faith and you have a winning combo :).

Work on that grad school app, you'll be glad ya did :-).

Angel said...

hmmmm 2009 I want to make my business even more sucessful and visit at least one country off my 'places to see before I die'list. Im sure there are more but I cant think of them all right now...