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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me) Hopefully Helpful Words From The Creator Of ‘Welcome To Your Monday’

J Cleveland Payne


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‘92 Points Of Wisdom’ is a compilation of postings created for the ‘Welcome to your Monday’ feed I have been maintaining on Facebook and Twitter since 2012. The subtitle of ‘More Or Less Penned By Me’ comes from the source of all postings, me mostly, although often inspired by sayings, quotes and phrases I may have encountered along my own path of life. All of the points of wisdom are 115 characters or less (the maximum length of a Twitter post, minus the words ‘Welcome to your Monday’), and offer a quick pick me up whenever you feel the need for a mini dose of motivation or inspiration. If you enjoy the work presented here, find more of what I’m writing on at my website, http://jclevelandpayne.net.


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

You never know who's looking, so always prepared for being positive. Or prepare to explain being negative.

Forget 50/50 rationing in regards to all relationships. Always give 100% effort without keeping score.

Abundance means having enough to give while wisely knowing not to just throwaway. Give freely, not foolishly.

Worried about your future? Do one thing today to ensure something good will happen for some future tomorrow.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Got a few kind words to spare? I'm sure someone could use one or two today. Or every day.

Feel like giving up? Go ahead and quit...doing what isn’t working. Start doing anything else and see how it works.

Every moment of your time and every ounce of your effort is worth something. Never give it away for free.

Whether it’s a reason to quit or continue, if you look hard enough, you will find what you’re looking for.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Your world is only so big, but the world is much bigger. That means there is always room to expand your world.

Be mindful of your choices. A seemingly random act today could directly result in where you are a year from today.

Your possessions are things you love dearly, use yearly, or can easily leave behind. Determine which are which.

A secret known to more than one person will not remain a secret. If you have dirty work to do, do it alone. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 3


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

People will screw up, and so will you. If there is no harm and no foul, learn to learn from it and move on. Especially if it is you.

Want something bad enough? Don't be afraid to ask for it. But be prepared for a no, and be very prepared for a yes.

Never let your first no be your final answer. Rephrase your questions and try asking a few different people.

Many fear opportunities they seek are behind locked doors. It never hurts to turn the knob and check for yourself. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 4


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Don’t waste time rambling with excuses or explanations. Just answer the question with a yes or no, then move on.

Do something a little scary to help you grow a little. Even better, do something a lot scary to help you grow a lot.

The 'three strikes and you’re out ' rule only exists for the game of baseball. Life offers unlimited opportunities.

We all need a reminder of just how awesome we are. Here is a reminder from me. Plan to send one to yourself. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 5


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

The difference in who you want to be and who everyone wants you to be is something you need to figure out. Quickly.

Stop feeling guilty about not getting it all done. If you die today, your inbox will still be full tomorrow.

You have access to the same tools as your competition. It’s in how you use your tools that makes the difference.

Have you been asked to do something you didn't want to do? When will you learn you don't have to do it?

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Important but not getting done? What if a life depended on it? What could keep you from getting it done then?

Making the right actions at the right times for the right reasons allows pathways to success to open before you.

A person teaching a topic you don’t care for could still have a lesson made just for you. Listen and learn.

Change is a constant thing, and the day you stop changing is the day you begin to die. Are you breathing today?

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Positive thinking is only the beginning. Without positive actions, things will never get done. Take action today!

Chase your dreams, focusing on chasing for yourself. Because you may be the only one who cares for a while.

Never stop being coachable. All ideas are not actionable, but even some bad ones are worth listening to.

An alarm clock is either a necessity or useless. Determine how much structure you need, not want and prepare for it.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Need a reason to be nicer to others? It’s the best way to earn the benefit of the doubt, should you need it.

Do those around you succeed because of or in spite of you? Try being supportive on their terms, not yours.

It's okay to not believe. It's not okay to impede others right to believe. Even when they detest your disbelief.

You cannot live for another person. You can choose to live with and/or do for others. You should live for, live with, and do for yourself.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Tomorrow is promised to no one. Have something important to do? Why are you not working on it today?

Try not to be distressed by owning emotional baggage, as that baggage holds your best stories. But do pack light.

A crisis requires keeping perspective. Remember, your situation is not permanent or out of your control.

Breaking things down is easy. Rebuilding them afterward is not. Remember this when asked for your opinion. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 10


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Lessons are learned best when you do not take the good advice you know you should. Sound about right?

Are you the average of the people you spend most time with? Or do you bring the average down for groups you enter?

Don’t stop offering help. The people that need your help the most are least likely to believe so, or accept.

All games have a winner and losers. The same games have specific losers and multiple winners. Know the difference? Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 11


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Some people will always work hard to block your efforts. Their labor says less about you and more about them.

Some days are harder to count blessings than others. Those days are most important for counting blessings.

The answers to your questions are always loud and clear. The source of your answers may surprise you.

Your future is shaped by your past, but should not look like your past. Look forward, move forward, live forward.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Sometimes, validation of a good idea comes from seeing someone else succeed with it. Don’t hate. Create a new idea.

If you have enough time to complain, you have enough time to attempt to fix. Adjust your schedule accordingly.

Of the Seven Deadly Sins, envy offers no fun. Work to remove all aspects of envy for a better life.

Having backup plans allows the option to quickly shift when your original plan falls apart. Always have a Plan B.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Reality dictates not all good ideas can be seen to fruition. Don’t make your reality to murder all good ideas.

Perfect diction does not equal quality conversation. Take time to listen to what is being said, and why.

Call them goals, resolutions, or ‘the plan.’ Write them down and post them were they are frequently visible.

We have limits, whether physical, mental, spiritual, or legal. Some things we can’t do. This is a good thing.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Want advice from a personal hero? Don't pester or prod. Make yourself easily available to their schedule.

Prayer and meditation are very important. Seek wisdom and strength. Then get up and prepare to get to work.

Moving faster will not get you to a destination faster if you’re going the wrong way. Choose your paths wisely.

A tough life lesson is accepting that people you do not like are just as important as people you do. So accept it. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 15


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Few people are paying attention to what you are doing. Fewer have opinions that matter. Do what you want to.

Home runs are great, but you can score with singles, doubles and triples. Don’t set the need for a miracle play.

Goals are less daunting through division. Divide the large numbers by days, months, or years, then progress.

Words you use to help the grieving rarely are right. Say ‘I love you,’ follow up with a hug. Stop there.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Work for daily learning, not daily epiphanies. A life changing thought daily means you’re doing it wrong.

Making declarations on social media does not create accountability. Find a real person to hold you to obligations.

Everything has a cost. Success failure & apathy all charge for admission. What are you willing to pay?

Ask yourself, “Who do you think you are?” When your answer can convince yourself, your answer will convince anyone.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Some people enjoy the misery of not having what they say they want. Don’t let them bring you down or be one of them.

It is possible to love someone and not be in love with them. You have to figure out if you can live with that.

A source that offers a new lesson is worth the investment. A source that offers no lesson is worth bailing on.

Everyone is as messed up on the inside as you. They are just better at hiding it. You can learn the same.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Coming up short in problem solving? Try less complaining, more introspection, and a lot more action.

Time may or may not be on your side. Hedge your bets and make sure to work in as much fun as possible.

You can only live in this moment, but you must plan your life around future moments, expected or otherwise.

Today is a great day to do something amazing. Don’t let anyone try to talk you out of your amazing action to come.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

You can learn from yesterday and plan for tomorrow. You still have to live your life in the current moment.

Rules are put in place for a reason, but not always the right ones. Don’t be afraid to test a few of them.

If you love someone, do everything in your power to make it easy for them to stay, not hard for them to leave.

You may be lacking in monetary wealth, but you are already rich. There is no price point to put on the life you own.

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92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Waiting for 'someday' to arrive? Today is as good as any to count as someday. Time to get started.

Simple formula for success includes helping people, learning things, and having fun. Not necessarily in that order.

Double check your why’s and why not’s for everything. They will tell you why you are succeeding or not in your goals.

Receiving validation is great. It’s even greater when you are giving it as well. Don’t hold back showing love. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 21


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Your competition has a head start that grows with your indecision. You need to get moving or give it up.

Symptoms help identify the illness so the illness can be treated. Don’t just treat the symptoms to get well.

Decide what questions are critical to ask to keep your daily life productive. Start with, “Are you being productive?"

Jerks can be changed into decent people with the right amount of time and effort. You do not have enough of either. Find more From J Cleveland Payne @ http://jclevelandpayne.net |Page 22


92 Points Of Wisdom (More Or Less Penned By Me)

Take a look at the things you own. If a thing is neither useful nor beautiful, you can live without it.

Praise and love are not finite resources. There is plenty to go around. Send, receive, and share freely.

You control the messages you will accept or reject. If you do not like the program, just change the channel.

You are the ultimate authority on you and your abilities. Use your unique skills every single day as you see fit.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR J Cleveland Payne is a marketing and promotions consultant who is lucky to hold a day job as a radio producer and personality based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. He specializes in helping small business and individuals craft their message and master its delivery to the world. Payne offers commentary on news, sports, and current events daily on the radio, while giving instruction and advice on addressing the media, professional development, and personal improvement in training sessions online and in-person. You can read more words from Payne by visiting http://jclevelandpayne.net and email him your own words at jclevelandpayne@gmail.com.


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