MID SUMMER

 

Can you see how one path is getting
darker while the other path is getting lighter?
Which path will you take?

As the weeks wind down to the end of summer it would be wise to ask yourself how did you spend the past 6 weeks?  What did you learn about yourself that can help you be the best you possible?

Simple yet profound questions.  Whatever your answer there will be a consequence.  Consider, if you make the wrong conclusions about what you have learned you are bound to stumble and fall with potentially serious consequences.

However, if you come up with the right conclusions on what you have learned then you will know doubt grow by leaps and bounds.  Remember, to seek out counsel from WISE people.  People who REALLY want you to succeed.  Be forewarned that just because a person smiles at you and says nice things does not mean they like you or have your best interests at heart.

There are many people looking to take what you have earned and sabotage your works out of envy or jealousy.  We defined the differences between those two words in previous discussions.

So, STOP……REFLECT…….MEDITATE ……and ask the questions on who, what, where, how, why, when, to fully dig deep into your inner most person.

You may or may not like what you see.  But that is all part of the growing up process from adolescents to adulthood.   To quote my Aunt Susie you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see that “the world is going to hell in hand basket”.  But when you think about it and look around and watch the news and do some deep research you will come to the same conclusion.  Everybody is just tra la la la laing all the way to the grave.

So this is not Johnny Rain Cloud, trying to dampen your dreams!  This is Mr. Sunshine trying to help you push those dark clouds away.

You have half the summer left to do some real growing.  Be courteous to everyone.  Be thankful for the beautiful sunsets that are painted for us each evening.  Be grateful that our creator made us so we do not get tired of seeing blue sky and green grass.  When is the last time you woke up and said, Oh, I am tired of a Blue Sky and Green Grass?  NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

Its summer, we all look forward to this every year.

So enjoy…… and always remember to BE THE BEST YOU.

Ste Brown MS

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Become a member by reciting the pledge and forwarding this page to ste@unviersityofbandz.com

Take The Pledge (TTP)
I________________________ endeavor to use my time wisely in school, to pay attention in all classes, to respect all teachers, classmates, all employees.  I pledge to myself, my parents, my teachers and my community that I will do my schoolwork, read my books, ask questions, seek advice when needed, and live by the rules and play within the lines.

I pledge not to make excuses, or blame others for my academic failures.  I pledge to spread the message about the importance of character and its impact on education. I pledge to follow the motto of the UniversityofBandz to BE THE BEST YOU possible. 

I understand that if I fall down in meeting these obligations that I will NOT stay down.  I will pick myself up, dust off the dirt and move forward by continuing to develop positive character.

Signed:____________________
School:____________________
Grade: ____________________
Age:___

Outstanding! Now send it to ste@universityofbandz.com and you will become an official member of the UniversityofBandz and its Character Initiative Program!

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Greetings From the CEO

 

We are proud to announce our new campaign for 2016-02018.|
VALUE YOUR CHARACTER – SUPPORT OUR CHARACTER 1st CHALLENGE
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Do you need to be perfect to have self-respect, respect for others, and principled love of people in general? NO! But people of GOOD Character do it out of principle and in spite of varying personality differences and quirks. Look around you. You cannot hide kindness, good will, mildness, peaceableness, patience and self-control and other virtues. If we are honest with ourselves who would you rather spend YOUR time with, the loud mouth bossy person who has no respect for anything or anyone or the mild, kind, patient person?

How would you rather be defined by your classmates or remembered after graduation? CHARACTER is more important than your diploma. Your diploma only says what your proficiency and deficiency are in a given subject matter. But your CHARACTER says who and what you are at your core. Your CHARACTER speaks louder than any diploma or awards could ever speak.

One of my former associates who holds two PhD’s and is a clinical psychologist once said you cannot hide intelligence. I would add you cannot hide good character!

So what can you do if you have graduated and you did not do your best?  Simple…..seek remedial classes, get a tutor, work on those deficiencies until you reach your Maximum Educational  Improvement (MEI). Maybe your best is only 8th or 9th grade while someone else may be a post doctorate level.  The point is to reach your maximum level of academic improvement and not compare yourself to others.  Good Character will allow you to find contentment with your achievements.

Maybe you damaged your character along the road; does that mean it has to remain that way?  Not at all! The human species has the power to grow beyond mistakes, words and definitions and negative opinions.  You have the ability to grow, change your direction and point of view, all of which means you can choose to change your character.  Notice how the operative suggestion is choose to change?  So what you choose to become is really up to you!

The next time you go to class ask yourself, can you listen respectfully, without interruption? Can you participate in the class, read your books and do your homework? Can you treat your teacher and students with respect? It will not be your academic skills that determine your choice. It will be your character on display.  We can hide our diplomas, our transcripts and school work, but our Character is ALWAYS ON DISPLAY!

How we think, speak, act, dress, and how we treat people, is not based upon any academic proficiency, but on our character! People of good character turn lemons into lemonade, rain into showers, and mud into pies.  They find the silver lining, see the positive and pursue it! They do not waste their time on negative things and do not let others negative attitudes rain on their day. There is a resilience to forge ahead and do their best no matter what the odds may be.
Is that your determination?

When a person repeatedly speaks to hurt, behaves in a manner to inflict pain and suffering, bully, intimidate, lie, cheat, steal, frame by degree, treat people differently because  of race, culture, ethnicity, etc.  Then it is safe to say that individual needs a character readjustment.  It does not matter their age, race, religion or gender.  If they act in any of the above ways we would all agree that they have some serious personality flaws that need to be corrected! We can also say their character is a reflection on their upbringing.

Unfortunately, the majority of people DO NOT change their character.  This is evident in the level of corruption at all levels of our society.  Our governments, non-profits, pharmaceutical companies, the entire world system is plagued with dishonesty and lack of integrity. Simply look at police brutality, racism, terrorism, immigration laws, illegal experimenting of US citizens with neural chips and Nano tech, corrupt judges, attorneys, bad priest, murders, increase in suicides, ad nauseam.

So…..each of you have a decision to make.  What type of student will you be?  What type of citizen will you become?  Do you really want to “be the BEST you” possible?  If that is your wish you have our support and best wishes.  We encourage you to wear our 3V apparel and caps and spread the word that GOOD CHARACTER is the key to academic success!
Support our Character 1st Challenge
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Ste Brown MS, CEO
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