Thursday, January 2, 2014

Self Has Been Checked, So It's Time for Self to Correct: My New Year's Evolution


"You better check yo self, before you wreck yo self!" --  O'Shea Jackson aka Ice Cube

Let me just start by stating that I am NOT a fan of gangsta rap, but when I Googled "Check yourself, before you wreck yourself," the lyrics to Mr. Jackson's 1993 song came up. Most of us are familiar with the phrase, even if we haven't heard Ice's tune. The Urban Dictionary eloquently defines it to mean:"you better watch before you step over that thin line and get your a** into serious trouble."

Though those words are generally thrown around in a confrontation between two people, sometimes the biggest fight that you will ever face is the war within yourself. We've all seen movies and TV shows where some person is battling the devil that sits on one shoulder and the the angel that sits on the other, right? That's the kind of fight that I am talking about! One choice will end well, and the other.... probably not. In the latter case, you have officially wrecked yo self!

In my own life, it is not always about good vs. evil, but more about so-so choices vs. excellent choices. Here are a few examples (not necessarily my own *wink*):