Advice To Live By

“Your reward is proportional to your perspiration. Always be patient, be smart, be ready!”

– American Ballet Theatre, Pro tip

If you want results, you have to do the work. Find the heart to pursue your passions and dreams and do the perseverance to push through, learn from, and use to your advantage the challenges that come your way.


The Heart

“Here is my secret,

A very simple secret.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,

What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The heart is so much more than a muscle. It is the tool of which we use to behold all that truly matters in this life.

It is with the heart that we see what can not be superficially seen.

It is with the heart that we feel what can not be physically touched.

It is with the heart that we can hear what is not able to be spoken when words fail.

It is with the heart that we know what can not be known through our very impressionable and ever-changing mind.

To get to the heart of a thing is to get to the truth. And that is what counts. More than that, it is what we DO with the truth that matters MOST.

May we make the way of the heart a way of life so that we can truly, deeply, freely live, love, and prosper.



Quote of the Day

“Step up. Break away from the status quo. Inspire others.”

I was scrolling through Instagram and happened upon a post from the American Ballet Theatre, I believe, and saw these words in one of their posts about being a professional dancer. These words stuck with me.

If we are to live our best lives and live our fullest and greatest potential, we need to step up. Challenges arise and we are tested. Our will, hearts, and desire are tested. We can rise to meet those challenges head on.

The status quo is a societal burden that has weighed humanity down for too long. Let us rid ourselves of this unnecessary obstacle. It serves no purpose, therefore it is useless. So let’s break free, be free, live our lives, love ourselves.

Inspiration comes in an infinite number of ways. And our want to be good to others begets the best, not only in ourselves, but others as well. Kindness and goodness go so far in this life. May we make these our way of life so that we may continue to grow, be, and do better.



Consciously Choose

Consciously choose your words.

Consciously choose your thoughts.

Consciously choose your actions.

Consciously choose your beliefs.

Consciously choose your attitude.

Consciously be aware of and work to control your emotions and reactions.

All of these create your life. Consciously create your life.

Be consistent in this practice.

Wake with blessings and gratitude. Affirm your life.

Do everything that is in your best interest at all times. – AJ

Quote of the Day

“Master your internal force. Harness your internal force.” – Danny Rand, Iron Fist (Marvel)


It takes consistent, dedicated work, every day. It takes patience, calm, empathy, understanding, and love. It is a journey, every single moment, of every single day you are given. The more you practice the better you become, the better you become the greater your experience. Show up and do your best. Get living. 

Personal Affirmation

I am limitless. I define myself.


The only limits you will ever have are the ones you inflict upon yourself. No one can ever take away your spirit, your heart, your soul, or your light. It is yours and yours alone. People can physically infringe upon you and cause you literal harm, but when it comes to your mind and spirit, that’s all you.

Many of us are taught stifling and limiting ideals and beliefs when we are children. It is our job to unlearn those things. We must live our own lives and find out for ourselves what it is and isn’t, who is and isn’t, what does and doesn’t serve us. It is up to us to live, try, explore, think, and do for ourselves. –  AJ