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Enjoy The Journey of Life


We must view our lives as a journey, and remember to enjoy every waking second. We may not have a good idea as to where we might end up, but this is the very essence of life. Life is meant to be mysterious. Life is intended to be a journey into the unknown. Think about it… if you knew everything that was going to happen in your future—there would be no surprises—there would be no excitement. Instead of facing the unknowns of life with fear, become eager to take life on and experience everything it has to offer.
Take a quick mental break and look back over your life from grade school, to college, to relationships, to times of adversity, or even in your career – every unknown situation that you were faced with – I bet you overcame it, and if you haven’t overcome it yet, I bet God is pulling you through it right now.The point I am trying to make is that no matter what you may be going through, you will eventually get through it. Don’t be concerned with the how, who, or what—just remember that the Universe has opened its doors for you in the past, so it will surely open for you again, in your future.
Instead of trying to focus on things you have no control over—begin to enjoy the process of life and fall in love with the journey because we will never get another opportunity to do so again. Here are a couple of reminders for the rest of your week:

  • When a moment of fear hits your stomach, stop your self-talk in its tracks and remind yourself of all the blessings life has granted you.
  • Your life will move in the direction of your words; speak victory, not defeat!
  • You are enough.
  • You already have everything you need.
  • Uncomfortable moments will define you and your journey towards progression to become a better you. 

 Chazz Scott 1/4 of The Nucleus

Love Yourz

It’s been quite a while since I last used a song to facilitate a positive message to each of you. The previous reference was titled Harlem Shakin’ Through The Pressure, and it was about how to dance your way through times of adversity. Thank you, Drake and Future. Inspiration can really be found anywhere. 

This week will be a little different as it will focus on a popular hip-hop artist named J. Cole, specifically his “Love Yourz” track. In this song, J. Cole highlights the importance of being grateful and living your life as if nothing was missing. One of my favorite parts of this song is the hook, which says there is "No such thing as a life that's better than yours". The digital age has completely changed our daily lives as we now have the ability to peek into anyone’s life every second of the day. As humans, we naturally try to find similarities and differences with anybody that we meet or know. Because of numerous social media platforms and our fundamental human nature, unfortunately, this leaves room for many of us to compare ourselves to everyone around us (friends, family, coworkers, etc.). Accomplishments, appearances, and even personality traits are all examples. We all do it, it’s honestly hard not to, but you must continually remind yourself that your life is a blessing just the way it is now.

The moment you start acting like your life is a blessing and truly appreciating everything in it, is the moment it starts to feel like one. If you don’t love your life, your life will not love you back. No matter what you think you want or need, your life will never be enough until you start to appreciate what you have now. Remind yourself to focus on the blessings in life to intensify your sense of gratitude. Doing this will virtually continue to remind yourself of everything that’s amazing in your life, as oppose to things that are “missing.” Just like J. Cole, make sure you Love Yourz.

Love your family. Love your friends. Love the ups. Love the downs and remember to enjoy the journey of life.

-Chazz Scott

Growing Through Life

This week our own Nucleus team member, Shayma Sulaiman, will share this week's message:

When I am ________ years old I want to have this goal accomplished.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to be at a certain place in life by a specific age. Goals are important and you have to set them in order to attain something of greater value. Rarely does anyone achieve greatness without putting in work. Just be aware if it doesn't happen by that specific age DO NOT lose faith and give up. Try, try, and try again. Everyone has their own path it may not be exactly the same as the person next to you, and that's ok. There's only one you so put your best foot forward and never give up. Small steps are key when you have a goal to reach.

Don't get stuck in a rut of simply going through life. Seek new experiences, instill in your mind that you want to seek a new adventure at least once a week. Whether it be trying a new restaurant, getting involved in a local organization or joining a local kickball team you must put yourself out there. Also, never get discouraged and always use a set back as a set up for a comeback and grow through life!

Have you found your purpose in life? If not, keep seeking your purpose. I leave you with this powerful quote below:

If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.

-Thomas Jefferson

By: Shayma Sulaiman