There is something to be said for taking care of your own. One of my favorite Jay-z lines is “There’s bigger problems in the world, I know but first I gotta take care of the world I know.” I love that because Everyone feels the same way. We care that children are starving in other countries but we have to take care of our own backyard first. I am cut from the cloth of taking care of those around you so they can have the ability to take care of those around them. It starts a domino effect that can reach insane numbers. From this day forth take care of those surrounding you, it doesn’t have to be with money. It can be with time, knowledge, a simple phone call to check on them. A little goes a long way with us human beings. Contrary to what Facebook statuses say, people love getting text and phone calls. It makes us feel better to be thought of. Hence the phrase, “It’s the thought that counts.” Make a difference in someone life for the rest of the month. Every day send a text or call to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. See how it makes you feel to make someone else feel thought of. Be blessed! Be Inspired!
Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear. We have all heard this before but unfortunately, we don’t all believe it. Most people let fear take over their lives and it stops greatness from happening. Indeed, fear is a liar but you have to face it to see the truth. What are you afraid of? Don;t be shy about it, every one of us is afraid of something. Think about it and set yourself up to conquer that fear. It all starts with mentally believing you deserve what’s on the other side of that fear. It’s about how bad you want what’s on the others side of that fear. Are you going to let what’s in your mind to be real stop you from being the best version of yourself? I sure as hell hope you don’t! You’re better than that. Start believing it. Be blessed! Be Inspired!
“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” -Napoloen Hill
By far, this is my favorite quote. It really speaks to me. I talk to a lot of people and the number one issue with folks are getting over the failures they have piled up in life. You are not alone! Trust me, hundreds of people are going through the same thing. If you change your mindset about failure, you change the circumstances and consequences that surround failure. You have to be willing to change in order to progress.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Here’s an issue I see as a huge problem. People often want to change without much effort. They want the good life but still use the same losing habits on a daily basis. We can take this back to our childhood. If you know the stove is hot when you touch it, why keep going back to touch it? Release the pain that you have holding you back. Change your thinking, change your life. It’s that simple!
Failure is an unavoidable occurrence in life. It’s important to remember that you are not alone in your problems. There is someone who has gone through the exact same thing as you. What I love about people is that we are all different. We are all wired to react and handle pain in different ways. There is only one way to once you hit the bottom. Seek the guidance you need to move forward. You got this! Be Blessed! Be Inspired!
Motivation is very temporary. The thing that keeps you going is passion. Where passion lacks is in the motivation fading. Often, you will have to reinvent your motivations. What does this mean? It means that you will have to find new motivations, almost daily. Sounds like a lot of work, right? It really isn’t that difficult. Find anything, whatever it is that fuels you for that day. Big or small, it doesn’t matter, as long as you are keeping your motivations fresh. Do not be afraid to recycle motivations as well. Your kids may be one, no rule in saying they can’t be a constant reminder of why you get up in the morning!
Think of church! If you go to church, you leave feeling like a brand new person. But often by Tuesday, it fades. This is because you exceeded the motivation you left the church with. All great things start with being consistent in your mindset. Your consistency will allow you to flourish beyond any heights you ever imagined. Think about your motivations in the morning while brushing your teeth. Find a reason to shine every day! Be blessed! Be Inspired!
If there is one thing I hate its routines. I prefer to be in a rhythm more than a routine. Routines breed boredom and that leads to being unproductive. People often think that just because you are busy doesn’t mean you’re productive. You can change this very easily. Give yourself life but doing things that make you happy. I know it seems cliche but cliche works. I love bowling! So, if I know that after work I’m going bowling I am generally more excited than knowing I have to go home and clean. I am in no way saying abandon your responsibilities but I am saying give yourself life by taking a mental break. Feed your life with positivity. That way on days when you need to take care of your home it won’t be so stressful. Try it out! Be Blessed! Be Inspired!
For the record, you matter!!
This weekend is about embracing the happiness in your life. New or old! Life is hard enough with the stress that comes along with it but it doesn’t have to be. Life can be that much more enjoyable if we embrace good things. Think about your life and the good that has come along with it. How can you make things better than they are? Keep that momentum of positivity going! If you cannot think of anything good that’s happening in your life right now, ask yourself how it got that way. Then do something about it. Too many of you sit down and harp on the negative instead of trying to get back into the good! I realize it’s easier said than done but that’s what make the wins significant. Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. Napoleon Hill never lets me down. Have a great weekend! Be blessed! Be Inspired!