NEW YEAR + OLD WAY OF THINKING = ??....You do the math

(Blogger's Note: The title of this blog is taken from a quote I put out on Twitter on New Year's Eve. This wonderful youth from Muhammad Mosque No. 45 posted this response on Facebook. I had to post it!)

by Guest Blogger Rashidah Muhammad

New Year + Old Way of Thinking = ??

I think it equals no progress in life and no effort to develop and pursue new goals that you must achieve. With an old way of thinking you're going to enter the track race AGAIN (without preparing differently), trying something new, and get last place AGAIN.

If you see, that strategy isn't working; how about trying something new (NEW WAY OF THINKING) and you will come out a winner. But you know as they say "a fool learns from his own mistakes, and a wise person learns from others."

I'm going into 2010 with a new way of thinking!

You can't be AFRAID to try something new. A person who is afraid to make mistakes, will NEVER discover. So don't be scared. If you fall down, just get back up and keep trying. That's how you become successful in life and as a person.

Where will you be when I'm sitting at the top of the world, working everyday towards a mission, a goal , an achievement, to make a difference? I hope you will be tag-teaming right beside me.

Don't get left behind, it's a scary feeling to be in the back, when everyone is in the front.. Sooo let's do it baaaabiiieeee!

* Shouts out to BRO JESSE, love the quote, and shouts out to my DAD (Isaiah Muhammad) who leads by a great example *



  1. Right..

    Think differently might take you down an adventure unknown with great rewards, what is there to lose.

    A young sister Rashidah is right on the money with this insightful piece. Kudos to her and Brother Jesse for publishing..


  2. Wow!!! Wonderful article Rashidah!

  3. Looks like we have another great black journalist in the making! I Love it!

    Great article Rashidah!

  4. Very good post can I post it on my site?

  5. Thank you all for the love for Rashidah! She is smiling brightly and inspired.

    @K.I.M. Please repost this!

  6. What a brilliant young girl! Go Rashidah!

  7. well said. keep writing, sista. peace & blessings.

  8. I want to thank Brother Jesse for posting this article on his blog, and sharing a little bit of his fame with the young sister Rashidah.LOL. Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments, I'm sure it is a inspiration for her, and Im quite sure that she would really appreciate all the love that is been shown towards her. PEACE.

    Oh Snap, I almost forgot to tell you one important detail, I'm Rashidah lol. Thanks again everyone.. =)

  9. I absolutely LOVE IT! I am 40 years old and she's calling me OUT! wow....Thank you Rashidah.

  10. These are great words to hear from youth. I am happy to hear Rashidah is a thinker!! Thanks for sharing this with me Brother Jesse.

  11. Short, sweet, and to the point. I really like this Sis. Rashidah! PBTA


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