Sunday, September 28, 2014


10 Years Ago I Thought Success Was Having A Lot Of Money,
Cars, Houses, Etc. I Grew Up Thinking People Who Had Lots
Of Money Were Successful And Happy. My Obsession Then, To
Make A Lot Of Money So That I Can Lead A Successful And 
Happy Life. I Have Come To Understand That Success Is Not In
The Amount Of Wealth Or Property You Have Amassed. So Many
People Today Are In This Error Of What Success Is. Having Lots
Of Money, Houses, Cars, Etc Is A Good Thing But It Is Just An 
Aspect Of Success. On The Other Side, You May Not Even Have
A Dime In Your Bank Account And Yet You Are Successful. 
So Many People Go Through Life Without Really Having A 
Blueprint Of What They Want, What They Want To Achieve. 
You Need To Ask Yourself What It Is You Want To Achieve.
What It Is That Will Make You Feel Most Joyous, Most Alive?
Stop Worrying About What Other's Expect Of You, Or
What People Will Think When You Create Your Own 
Definition Of Success. The Biggest Mistake You Can 
Make Is To Make Someone Else's Success Your Target.
Success Is A Personal Thing And Only You Can Define Your
Meaning Of Success. It Doesn't Matter Who You Are, What 
You Have Or Don't Have, What You've Been Through, 
What You Are Going Through, Where You Come From......
You Can Pick Up From This Very Point And Succeed. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


There Is A Cost To Everything, And If You Make 
Deposits In Your Account Then You Are Investing In Your
Own Success. Yes, This Actually Relates To Money But More
Importantly It Relates To Every Aspect Of Your Life, Your
Career, Your Relationships, Your Hobbies, Your Education,
Your Success, Your Health & Fitness, Your Aspirations, Dreams
And Anything Else You Can Think Of.  It's Easy To See 
How You Can Have A Positive Impact On Your Life When 
You Start Making Deposits In These Accounts. Start With 
Taking A Course To Enhance Your Career. A Technical Course
Related To Your Profession Or A Soft Skills Course Applicable 
To Any Career. Invest In Your Future! Start A Fitness Plan,
Or Add To Your Fitness Plan. It Doesn't Have To Be 
Crazy, But Add To Your Activity Level. Read. Newspapers,
Books, Periodicals, Magazines, Or Online Papers. Enhance
Your Knowledge And Make Yourself More Interesting,
Volunteer. Give Back, And Devote Some Time To Others.
Reduce And Eventually Drop One Of Your "Bad Habits."
Invest Time In The Key People In Your Life. Find Ways 
To Build Those Relationships. Capture Your Ideas, And
Dreams In One Place. Take Time To Read It And Add To
It Regularly. Create A List Of All The Things Your Are 
Grateful For... The Big And The Little Things. Take
Control Of Your Time, Be As Productive As You Can Be, 
But Also Make Sure You Find Time To Do Those Things
You Enjoy. Set Goals, Set Goals, Set Goals! Goals Give
You A Direction In Life, A Roadmap To Follow, And
Means To Motivate Yourself. Once You Start Depositing
Into Those Different Accounts In Life You Will See The
Results Of Those Investments Faster Than You Think!


Thursday, August 14, 2014


Being incarcerated I have had a chance to observe myself without
distraction. Things about myself have come to the surface that I've
had the opportunity to deal with head on. In the past I've always
been a control freak with no filter who pushes every individual
that tried to help me as far away as possible. I have never been the
most expressive person, and connecting with people on an emotional
level was always very hard for me. Now I am very motivated, and
will no longer be restrained by life's circumstances in overcoming
my personal flaws. I have within me an unquenchable desire to
excel at everything that I do from here on out. One of the most
important factors includes having a loving and active role within
my family as well as my community. In the past my biggest mistake
was trying to reach perfection... For I've learned perfection
cannot be obtained by anyone. We all have human flaws. I now
realize that in spite of my limitations and character defects,
a kind of qualitative worth may still express itself. I know my
life being well lived from this point on will be a wonder to be hold.
I fully appreciate what it means to be a human being, and I
no longer mistakenly believe that I have to be perfect. Even though
I carry an enormous amount of regret for the people I have
hurt both physically and emotionally I am not fixated on the past,
nor overwhelmed by the present moment, but only focused on
focusing my energy on attaining my future. In writing these lines
I am aware of the possibilities in skepticism, but understand
that I am expressing myself, and while it may be challenging I do
intend to match deeds with words. My life will be a source of
greatness, and inspiration to others that wish to thrive in the
face of adverse conditions as I have. While thinking of future
challenges I am filled with anticipation and charged with
enthusiasm. I am full of having the will to live, to overcome,
and upon my release I am sure I will obtain new heights.
Thank you for reading what came from my heart, and
I hope all the one's who I love are doing well.
-Carl Edwards
I Am Legend