Don’t allow yourself to self-sabotage future relationships. You deserve the very best that life and love has to offer. You just have to be willing to see the blessings in the lesson.
Sometimes we have to kiss a few frogs in order to fully appreciate when we find our “One”. The frog isn’t a punishment, it’s a teachable moment. Sometimes they teach us patience and sometimes they teach us exactly what we don’t want in a mate.
Either way use the experience as a catalyst for growth. Experience is the best teacher, but sometimes it takes a whole lot of trial and error to come up with the winning combination.
Sometimes it’s hard to inspire when you feel as if you’re floundering at life and your pockets are not filling fast enough.
But then again, those moments of uncertainty that turn out alright are what leads to inspiring moments and testimonies.
It’s easy to give up. To say, well it must not be my time since dreams aren’t aligning with finances.
Finances, or shall I say, the lack thereof, is a major stressor. Businesses and marriages have come to destruction over it.
But we can’t lose sight that sometimes riches aren’t monetary and sometimes blessings can’t be measured.
Peace of mind and joy of heart are priceless. Doing something that fulfills you is invaluable to your self-worth, and shouldn’t be quantified on the basis of a dollar.
That budget is meant to discipline you not confine or define your limits.
Sometimes you have to acknowledge that what you want is surpassing what you need.
We have to place things in perspective and understand that sometimes the only thing standing in your way of pursuing your dreams is being greedy for gain and forgetting to be thankful for more than enough.
Sometimes we have to be reminded that your dreams may be the life saving force someone else has been waiting for.
That book, that business, that apparel line may be the boost someone needs to be reminded that they too can realize their dreams.
That it’s never too late to pursue your purpose.
Don’t give up, you’re richer than you realize and more powerful than you know!
The science of mind is our ability to change our lives with the changing of our mindset. Words and thoughts hold power and we have the power to self-sabotage our happiness when we put unhealthy vibrations in the universe.
Sometimes we expect failure, although we put on the facade
of believing in forever.
When we think failure, we do things without full effort and
without full effort relationships become burdensome and disintegrate. When we want success, we must
think successfully. Affirm that what you want is what you will have. Claim it
as truth and being present already.
Energy is movement so when you focus your thoughts on
positive things the universe works to place those things in motion for your
good. But you must work towards them. Words without actions are dead.
Make your goals visible, this is one reason why vision
boards are so powerful. They make goals real, tangible and obtainable. A visual
reminder of where you need to focus your time and energy. They can be revised,
as we reach new levels in self- awareness our goals and aspirations may change
and that is an awesome and freeing thing.
The only limits in your life are the ones you set.
So, let your limits be boundless.
Speak and claim positivity and abundance in and on your life;
invest in and sponsor your dreams.
Voice your victories and speak prosperity into your life.
You have the power to live your best life.
No more fear, no more doubts, no more excuses.
Just do it!
It’s easy to get discouraged when it appears that walking in
your purpose is not at all how you envisioned. Whether that vision was
connected to monetary gain, notoriety or a sense of comradery and solidarity
with family, friends and peers, you may feel you have fallen short of the mark when
you find yourself being a sole champion of your cause. I say keep pushing and
keep pursuing your purpose.
Walking in your purpose is for you. It is a soul satisfying
experience to do what you were called or created to do. It won’t always be
recognized by others as noteworthy or great at first. I think that’s all apart
of the soul evolution that one must go through. When you are doing what you are
called to do it will bring you pleasure and a sense of fulfillment, even if
that pleasure is not shared with the masses.
People at their best are often self-centered and talk more
than they show. Meaning people will encourage you before you do whatever it may
be, but often forget all about you while you pursue or do whatever it may be.
They don’t want to see the process, they just want to claim to know you once
you achieve success. Remember some people are intimidated by the mere
confidence that you display by being bold enough to live in the truth of your authenticity.
Sometimes in order to transform your life, you must
declutter your, life and get rid of all the things that will stop or slow the
flow of positive, forward movement. Trust the process will culminate in
progress, no matter how long it may take.
So, keep dreaming, envisioning, building, branding, writing,
creating and walking head up and shoulders back into your purpose. It was
destined for you and you will no doubt do it well. It doesn’t matter if the
next person’s idea looks like yours, your personality and moral integrity and
creative expression will set you light years apart from the others. Toyota didn’t
stop making cars just because Ford was already in business, so don’t let
imitators and naysayers block you, because they have no power to stop you.
All your dreams will indeed come true when you focus on achieving
the life destined for you.
The mind is a powerful tool and can also said it’s a powerful trap. It can have you believing in things that are just not true. For example generational curses, are not curses, rather it’s the failure of people within a family to step outside of a particular mindset and obtain a different result.
The reality of it is that when someone chooses to have a different mindset or take a different perspective then you get different results. For example, some families feel poverty is a generational curse. And it can be if all you see for yourself is what has been and not what can be. We can’t change the circumstances we are born into, we can’t change our DNA, but your genes do not determine your future in regard to your capacity to achieve greatness. Your mind state does.
Some people like to be victims of circumstance because when you are a victim, most of the time you are deemed powerless and people sympathize with your plight. Being a victim relieves some people of the responsibility they have to ensure they take the actions to be the change they want to see in their lives. Once you become an adult if you choose not to be great it’s no longer the fault of the missing father or the drug addicted mother, no, that blame lies with and on you. Everyone alive has the same 24 hours in a day, the difference is what you do with it. Will you use your hurdles as stumbling blocks or building blocks?
When we encounter adversity do, we automatically feel overwhelmed and defeated or do we look at how going through this trial will enable us to grow and strengthen our resolve and outlook? There is more than one route to get to any destination, but sometimes you can’t travel the easiest route. No, sometimes you have to be willing to crawl on your belly through the brush and get tangled in a few weeds and even push through the mud, muck and mire in order to reach that end result or desired destination. It doesn’t matter what dirt you had to go through in order to be victorious in the end.
Keep your eye focused on your goal and cut off people that prohibit you from reaching it by weighing you down. Not everyone else will understand or support your need to be and live differently. People will say you think you’re better, and you know what you just might be, not in an arrogant way, but in a way that it’s ok to want the best for yourself and those you love. No one should ever make you feel bad for not settling for being mediocre. When your FATHER is the Creator of all things who is man to tell you to limit yourself or your dreams.
Keep pushing and cast aside those mental habits that chain you to toxic, stagnating ideals and dead-end life styles.
Break those mental chains that bind and confine you. Free your mind and improve your life!
This year has gone by rather quickly and has been filled with highs and lows. I’ve met a few goals and missed a few too. In 2019 I’m not tying myself down to unrealistic expectations or a list of goals. I’m resolving to be happy and what that looks like can change moment by moment but it all feels the same in my heart.
Maybe happiness is creating memories with friends and family, or taking the chance to step out and grab ahold of your dreams, maybe it’s quiet time reading a book or cuddling with your child. No matter what happiness looks like to you resolve to work hard in ensuring it for yourself.
Practice acts of self-love, be patient with yourself. Forgive yourself for unrealistic expectations you placed upon yourself. Believe in yourself. Have vision without boundaries over your life. Your life can be all encompassing it doesn’t have to be an either or existence.
Take control of your life and cherish and safeguard your joy. Don’t allow waves of negativity to overwhelm and overtake you. Life can only be lived day by day, so enjoy each moment as they come.
Resolve to be free of the expectations of others. Happiness and peace of mind have no specific size so don’t get caught up on things you have yet to change and focus on changing your perspective. Live your life in the way that allows you to reach the maximum potential of happiness and then repeat year after year!
Sometimes it’s hard to follow through on realizing a dream. Oftentimes for no other reason than we stand in our own way. We let the minor details overwhelm us into do nothingness. Instead of combating each small goal one step at a time. We get comfortable in the darkness and stop working towards the light.
This was a problem I battled. For years friends and acquaintances alike encouraged me to write a book, to get my words out there. And for years I hemmed and hawed and smiled saying I would or that I was working on it. Most of the time working on it meant I wrote down my goal and a few notes and then became overwhelmed at the thought and pushed it away. Until one day a sister-friend saw I needed a good shove off the ledge. She called and me and said, “Sis you have all the material already for a book. Copy and paste all those Facebook posts, print them out, categorize them and publish your book!” In other words, “Sis stop playing and make a move!” So, that’s exactly what I did.
My friend was the catalyst bearing clarity I needed to clearly see the steps and path I needed to take to reach my goal. Once that path was laid, it was nothing to complete. I had a book self-published so fast even I was in awe of myself. Luckily for me that fire is still burning and the urge to create is still there. So, I’m writing and blogging and creating, preparing for my next project or projects. I’m trying not to worry too much about sales and projections. I understand to finish big you must start small and I’m already claiming greater works and greater sales in my future endeavors.
That’s the thing about dreams, you must keep pushing and working on them. No matter what the outlook may look like. The adversary will try to trick you into believing your good wasn’t good enough, or that your best fell short. But I know that light flows out of darkness, the flame will spark, if you are patient and just keep pushing!
Refocus, reorganize, re-energize but don’t you dare quit!