Monday, January 31, 2011
Ali was considered one of the "The Greatest" athletes of all time because he wasn't afraid of challenge. You knew that everything he did he was 'all in'. His confidence would bleed through every word he spoke. And his competitors knew it. Some people thought of his bravado as arrogance, but I viewed him as someone with a lot of faith. I am not talking about faith in the sense of religion. But someone with faith in himself.
Do you have faith in yourself?
Do you have as much confidence in your own abilities and 'follow through' to call your own victories?
Muhammad Ali said, "it's hard to beat a guy when he's got his mind made up that he's going to win."
Faith is long term. Don’t forget it. You’re in it for the long haul. Temptation to quit, throw in the towel, or even just lay against the ropes will always be there. But those that persevere will be handsomely rewarded.
No Grits No Glory
Float like butterfly, sting like a bee.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Killa Kyleon is always repping for Houston and now for Grits too. #runit
Kiki the Dunn (Chemical X) and Ron Grits.
Paolo from 3 Kings is dropping some heat over at thier booth however Ron caught him in some weird blank stare.
One of the coolest people I met so far is Blot from the blog www.theblotsays.com. Wanna know about the newest vinyl toys and comics. Check out his blog and bookmark it now!
Dirty from Dirty & Nasty has always been a supporter. Check out their music here.
These girls were stalking the table for Grits. So I gave them some takeout boxes.
Grits loves the kids.
Samantha from Unkommon Kolor from Dallas always repesenting.
Chris is a supporter of Grits and he says, "You should too!"
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
If you didnt get one don't fret this year there's sure to be 'little surprises around every corner..." ^__^
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Then somewhere along the way in this “pursuit of happiness” you realize that the ‘fit’ isn’t quite tailored to fit you, at all. College didn’t feel right or that “dream job” turned out to be the most unfulfilling thing in your life.
And then it happens. The moment you decide to let the waist out on your stifling Dockers and do something different. Your own way. And finding that is a whole ‘nother obstacle in itself.
Most of the time the obvious way around an obstacle isn't necessarily the only way. Looking for another option is part of the “Ramp Up.” When we “Ramp Up,” we achieve the same goals as anyone else, but through a different method. It works in education, career, personal finance, social causes, politics, relationships, etc.
Now when you “Ramp Up” there will be people that feel that going outside textbook defined strategy is cheating. You will here the “hate” when you succeed without the struggle. It's not fair to adapt to your surroundings or find a creative solution -- and it's not fair to create an entirely new playbook, because that throws the existing one into chaos.
It's only natural that some people feel this way. If you spend your whole life taking the long road, of course you'll be resentful when someone finds a shortcut.
But some rules were made to be broken, and other rules can be bended. In both cases there is almost always more than one way to accomplish something.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Not much for resolutions, I am however into making better habits. So throughout 2011 Grits will be habitually adding more seasoning to the pot, spicing stuff up and bringing even more to the table. So be on the look out for some new or perhaps unexpected things to boil over. I just have a lot of crazy shirt ideas that I really want to release as well as other limited edition items and a few exclusive events.
So come out we’ll be serving up a good heaping of Grits and enough free beer to go around. And yes, just like all our other shirts, once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
No one who ever did anything up-roaringly remarkable got there by thinking, "I should probably be more levelheaded, practical & realistic. Yes, that will surely launch me straight to success."
You know what level-headed, practical, painstakingly realistic people... " The Average" do?
They wait in silence hoping that they would be "discovered." They suffer as the result of their own philosophies and fears, never conscious of the fact that it is their very own sword that they are impaling themselves upon.
• The "average" walk around the world wishing they could have just had some more guts.
• The "level-headed" wish they could have just taken that one risk.
• The "realistic" wish they could have just dreamed a little bigger.
And then there is YOU, who knows better.
Which will you be?
No Grits No Glory
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
For all those who believe in "No Grits No Glory" ... This is for you.
When pursuing any love, their will always be Resistance. It can manifest itself in you or in other people. It is always most difficult to see it in yourself, but outside "Resistance” is REAL and should never be taken lightly. See, when you pursue your passion, the world will react differently toward you.
If you are confident, they will say you are arrogant.
If you are deliberate, they will say you are too sure of yourself.
If you have a sense of purpose, they will say you are full of it.
If you know who you are, they will ask, "Who are you, anyway?"
If you believe in compassion, they will say you are naïve.
If you are a dreamer, they will say "Join the real world."
If you are a rebel, they will try to shut you down.
And they will tell you to slow down and be patient. Be safe.
And for a moment you will believe what your " friends" will tell you, but something is different this time. You can’t swallow it. The pill won’t go down. Then you will hear a small voice tell you what you already knew...
They are jealous, because they want what you have.
They are afraid of change, even as they crave it.
They are projecting their own regret into resentment of you.
It's not all bad news: some of them will sort themselves out and some will end up joining you. Because you are a good person and have had plenty of false starts of your own, you'll understand and welcome them warmly. We've missed you! You’ll say. It's about time you made it.
As for the others?
To quote Gandhi, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."