ROSS’S REALISMS #1
- Bad company corrupts good character. Winners hang around winners!
- Be around those who have the qualities you wish to possess.
- Don’t hang around gossipers, busybodies & folk who aren’t about anything – if they spend all their time talking about others’ lives – they aren’t doing much with theirs!
- What people converse about most lets you know what they’re all about!
- How people treat others is most likely the way they’re going to treat you.
- HATERS HATE! That’s their nature – if someone hates on others they’ll surely hate on you too!
- The way people operate in jail IS how they give it up on the street!
- Backbiters, liars & snitches will get you caught up in their mess! They’re NOT to be trusted! STAY AWAY!
- If a person’s words and actions DON’T line up- they are liarss!
- Books are our friends!
*DON’T JUST EXIST- MAKE A DIFFERENCE! *
ROSS’S REALISMS #2
- Tell people you love them while you can- NO REGRETS!
- Learn how to mind your own affairs and stay out of folk’s conversations – it’ll keep you from a ton of trouble!
- Lighten up! Please! Be able to laugh at yourself and be a good sport.
- No one can do it but YOU– stop procrastinating & just handle that!
- It wouldn’t kill you to learn how to do it yourself now would it?
- Explore different ideas, cultures & cuisines– you may be surprised!
- Step outside your comfort zone- Challenge yourself. DO NEW THINGS & BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS!
- See the good in people- Don’t be critical- NITPICKING IS WHACK!
- No more excuses from here on out- THAT’S IT & THAT’S ALL!
- People see who you are by what you DO. ACTIONS SPEAK VOLUMES
*BE A PERSON OF INTEGRITY, SUBSTANCE, AND CHARACTER!
ROSS’S REALISMS #3
- Incorporate more balance in your life. Take time to chill.
- Always make time for fun & play.
- FROLIC! When was the last time you frolicked? Can’t remember? – 911! HANDLE THAT!
- Nourish/Nurture your inner child!
- Be your Sister’s and Brother’s Keeper.
- Take time to listen to others’ stories, no judgment
- Give Generously.
- Spend Wisely.
- Stay in touch with your feelings.
- Be compassionate, forgiving, and humble.
*BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR LIFE!
ROSS’S REALISMS #4
- Be a pal to someone who’s lonely.
- TWITTER’S FOR THE BIRDS! Network the natural way- FACE 2 FACE!
- Crack someone up with laughter everyday and don’t forget to laugh yourself!
- Look up ⬆ Not Down ⬇Embrace Nature & Creation
- Pet animals, especially dogs, it lowers your stress levels and B/P.
- Smile at people- Say HI! and Top of the Morning!
- UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE- Get JIGGY WIT IT!
- Footwear is AWESOME! Shout out Sneakers!
- THANK GOD FOR CHOCOLATE! RIGHT ON!
- LIVE YOUR LIFE!
*TRAVEL, LOVE & ENJOY!
ROSS’S REALISMS #5
- Stop ear hustlin’! Mind ya neck before you don’t have one!
- Don’t sell ya soul for rollies, Banquet Chicken or Shebangs!
- Commissary whores are whack! Have some dignity, please!
- Shut the hell up! Loose Lips Sink Ships!
- Stop letting the time do you – Shake off the pity party and FIX YOUR LIFE!
- Put the drugs and stogs down before they put you down!
- Be involved – in a good way.
- GET UP & LIVE!
- Winners Never Cheat & Cheaters Never Win!
- True Love will always conquer hate!
*Always do the right thing in every situation … it’ll pay off!
ROSS’S REALISMS #6
- STOP SNITCHIN’! AND BEING A SELL OUT!
- Have dignity- don’t be petty.
- HELP not HINDER.
- Expand your horizons- Look up!
- Step out of your comfort zone – Try some new things.
- Be VERSATILE – IT’S FUN!
- Don’t hate- CREATE something beautiful.
- GET OVER IT!
- Be polite, not rude.
- Look out for your fellow man- it could be you one day down and out, you never know…
*Bonus— SMILE! 😉
ROSS’S REALISMS #7
- STOP BEGGIN’!! PLEASE!! If you can’t afford your habit- it’s time to quit and if you’re being cheap… JUST STOP!!
- Don’t USE people.
- Learn to wait your turn- that’s how the real world is.
- GROW THE F**K UP! Drop the “I DON’T WANNA GROW UP” Toys R’ Us kid syndrome.
- STOP smoking cigarette butts for crying out loud – one word… COVID!
- DON’T WASTE TIME! There’s too much to do for daKingdom!
- Use your God given gifts and talents to improve the world and your life.
- Find your purpose and mission in life.
- FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND PASSIONS.
- Live your best life over and over all your days on the earth.
*Bonus- *NEVER SETTLE!
ROSS’S REALISMS #8
- HOLD IT DOWN! AND JUST HANDLE THAT!
- Don’t just watch others live their lives- Live yours also- TO THE FULLEST! Wherever you are.
- Learn how to cheer for yourself and BELIEVE IN YOU!
- Be inspired and pass it on.
- Influence others for the better.
- Have high standards for yourself and those in your life.
- PURSUE YOUR PASSIONS and dreams.
- Avoid folk who disrespect or don’t appreciate you.
- What you allow is what you cosign to.
- Respect yourself and your fellow man/woman.
* IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU! -BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS! PLEASE!!
ROSS’S REALISMS #9
- STOP THE NONSENSE and HANDLE YO’ BIZZNESS! – OK!
- Quit gossiping and GET A LIFE!
- KNOWLEDGE IS POWER-BE INFORMED!
- Be a VICTOR not a VICTIM!
- Learn how to manage your time and funds well.
- Don’t be wasteful- help somebody out!
- Develop some fun hobbies– find good uses for your hands.
- COPYCATS ARE WHACK! – BE ORIGINAL AND INNOVATIVE!
- Be Thankful- DAILY! PASS IT ON!
- Don’t be greedy- SHARING IS CARING!
- HUGS HEAL!
ROSS’S REALISMS #10
- NEVER let your dreams die… you’ll follow soon after.
- FIGHT for who and what you love.
- Persistence pays HUGE dividends!
- SHOW ME THE MONEY! Shout out Jerry Maguire!
- If you can’t make it happen-don’t waste my time! RESULTS RULE!
- Find something beneficial to do with yourself- FOR GOD’S SAKE! Don’t just take up space!
- REFUSE to be a sore loser- it’s just SPADES, damnit!
- Be a winner at LIFE and help others win too!
- Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say!
- Do things FROM THE HEART.
- There’s No Future in Fronting! — “FACTS!”
*LET’S DO THIS!