It is already in you….

Everything you need to be successful is already in you. We can learn from others how to go about tasks or strategies for success, but you already possess your strengths that make you unique. We each offer this world a perspective that no one else has. Our experiences shape who we are and we can use those experiences to help others. The story of the baby born without legs who grew up in an adoptive family to be a gymnast, was a gymnast because it was already in her. Her name is Jennifer Bricker . Her parents never told her she couldn’t do something and she always believed she could do anything. Her idol was a famous gymnast. Later she found out that she was the sister of Dominique Moceanu.  The talent that was in her, was not taught, it was already within her. She had this burning desire to be a gymnast and she was because she pushed herself, even though, she was born without legs. We all have some burning desire to accomplish something. It is up to you to explore and really dig deep down into your soul and find what that burning desire is.  Many of us go through life feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied. I really feel that feeling stems from deep within us because we are not living our full potential. Surround yourself with people that lift you up and have huge goals and aspirations. The feeling to be more is very contagious. Light that fire within you! We are all a part of the human experience. Are you ready to discover who you are?

 

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What we can do…

  1. Lead by example
  2. Hold doors for others
  3. Smile frequently
  4. Say a simple hello to others
  5. Acknowledge accomplishments
  6. Appreciate the beauty of this world
  7. Look for creative art on buildings
  8. Be honest
  9. Love and accept yourself
  10. Take the time to help others no matter who they are
  11. Pray
  12. Be Grateful for every breath you take
  13. Look for angels (be an angel)
  14. Read
  15. Learn something new
  16. Show genuine care
  17. Don’t be fake
  18. Smell and admire the flowers you see
  19. Keep your space clean and uncluttered
  20. Don’t over complicate your life with unnecessary problems
  21. Work on yourself for yourself
  22. Stretch and feel the strength you have from within
  23. Say nice things to yourself( you are listening)
  24. Forgive yourself
  25. Stop punishing yourself
  26. Pass your life lessons on to others
  27. Improve your brain function through difficult brain exercises
  28. Love yourself………………
  29. Love others
  30. Be kind, considerate, and understanding
  31. Don’t allow yourself to get used. Be true to yourself. Hold yourself to higher standards
  32. Express yourself through creativity

Here are just a few suggestions for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only person that will continue to hold you back is you. You don’t have to overcomplicate your life with other people’s expectations. If you are always trying to appear richer or more important than you are, you are missing the whole point of life. Maybe you are judging others based on their possessions or what you think others think is important. Let go of all that icky thinking. You will seriously enjoy life a whole lot more if you just love yourself, love where you are in life, and just be genuinely grateful. I really don’t care how much a person owns, what they wear, or what status they are. I look at others and measure them by their actions and words. If the words and actions don’t match, I know that their intentions are deceitful. Life is too short to just deal with those types of people. Their are billions of people in this world and I believe most of them are good. Be the good and the change you want to see in this world.

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I’m glad I did.

I was in my living room last night when a friend of mine called. I was invited to go workout, pass and everything taken care of. I said an immediate “no thank you, I would love to but…..” After the words slipped out of my mouth, I said “wait, I will call you back in 10 minutes and give you an answer if I can find my workout clothes.” She said ok. I am glad I got out of my comfortable house and just showed up. At first I really didn’t want to go because it took effort. My words of wisdom hit me in the face and I followed my own advice. I braved the bitter cold and got my butt to the gym. The first 10 minutes on a machine seemed like it took forever, then I said let’s hit a mile and then we can stop. We hit a mile, went on another machine which went faster. Then we hit the weights. I could barely make it through the first 10 min without wanting to quit and before you know it, we were there for 90 min! It felt great!!! I was so glad we pushed each other. We all need to get uncomfortable and push not only ourselves, but others. It is amazing what happens with a little bit of encouragement. Simple steps of just showing up can be life changing! Most people don’t show up and then they never experience change.

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What motivates you?

Many of us need to really be “moved” to be motivated to change the direction of our lives. For some of us, that could be a devastating event and for others, they are just naturally curious. What gets you going? For me, it is the internal drive to improve myself. If I am unsure how to do something or I am unaware of how to do something, I usually research it and try it. Sometimes, I realize I don’t like whatever task I am doing, but I learned something in the process. If we go day in and day out, eating relatively the same food, falling into a similar pattern for the day, and never really looking to learn something new, then we get bored. I used to think I got bored of the job I was doing and then needed to find a new one. I have since realized, it is not the job, it was my life. I needed to grow my soul and cultivate my skills.  I like to shake things up and throw myself a curve ball. Doing that keeps my brain and my body motivated to do more. I know I need more of nature and becoming one with nature. I used to be so distracted by social media and not paying as much attention to who is real in my life. I am happy things have recently become even more clear. I have to say, life in your 40’s is divine.  What gets you motivated?

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Genius!

So, everyone is doing something you probably thought of. The difference is, they acted upon their idea. I heard once that if you don’t act on an idea within literally5 seconds, your motivation is gone to do anything about that idea. It is so true!!! So, train yourself to get the motivation to act. Set your alarm 30 min early and push the covers off. Break through your routine and use that change to push you forward. There is a chain reaction to changing your routine. You will find yourself making other decisions that are maybe more bold later in the day. Change your routine, change your life! Success is simple but the path is not easy. STOP making excuses as to why you can’t and say why you can! It ain’t rocket science people!( Yes, I know ain’t isn’t a word!)

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The Lord is good.

We all go through tough times in our lives. It is through these times we are truly tested. Our character is tested, our soul is tested.  It is in these times that we can lose ourselves or find who we really are. I have always said that even if you are stuck on the moon, use your manners. It is easy to allow our feelings to dictate our behavior. This is especially when it is crucial to step back and be quiet. Think about the situation and what is being done to you. What is your reaction going to be? Take the high road and don’t stoop to the low levels of those hurting you. Don’t allow yourself to be walked on but do it in a way that you strengthen your soul not lose it.  Give true thanks to God and he will give you grace if you ask for it. Be open to receiving it.

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Keep moving forward…

It always amazes me what others can do to each other to prevent them from moving forward. Sometimes, we all just need to say fuck it and continue on. Don’t waste anymore energy on people who clearly don’t give a fuck about you. Care about yourself enough to put your own priorities and happiness on the front burner instead of the back burner. Things become clear and you realize the path you were on is not the right path.

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