“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 Julio Melara on Lessons from Mom Don’t whine or complain about things It’s funny but my mother didn’t learn how to drive till almost 37 years old, learned how to speak English by watching the Johnny Carson show and supported us on $13,000 annual salary for years. Life was not easy but I can’t ever remember her complaining or whining about her lot in life. That spoke volumes to me. Lesson to remember: you don’t become successful at anything in life by whining or complaining. In life, you will encounter adversity, you just have to make up your mind you will overcome!