This Life. This chance. This, is your life. It is your responsibility to show up, to push, to stand, to fight. For your purpose, your present, your future. These are your choices, these are your moments, these are your dreams. Stop wasting time, stop making excuses. Show up for the fight.
Your dreams don’t need other people’s permission or approval but no man is an island. It is nice to have support. Find the people who see you, in all of your glory and potential, who support that potential. Find the people who believe in the impossible. Tag your Anchor below or be an Anchor to someone else— tag to lift them up!
The message today is simple, TRUST IN LIFE. This is my only resolution this year. We worry so much about what happened, could have happened, is happening and should be happening. This small bird is the perfect example of how Life supports its own. The branches and flowers are Life’s way of taking care of that bird. You are part of Life and Life’s Ecosystem. If that tiny bird can find its way, be fed and sustained and protected in its journey, why wouldn’t you? Trust in the journey. Trust in the process. Trust in Life.
Not everyone is for you. Not everyone will believe in you or your dreams. Know when to share and when to keep it to yourself.
Pay attention. Life is always speaking to us about what’s next. We just have to listen.
For one reason or another, a lot of us struggle with the idea of Monday. It could be because of a toxic work environment, an unfulfilling career or even the stress and anxiety of managing your workload and expectations. In honor of National Thank God It’s Monday Day, here are some tried-and-true actionable steps to help you blast away those pesky Monday blues.
In the midst of doing and thinking, we often forget about just BEING.
THE AVERAGE PERSON HAS ABOUT 12,000 TO 60,000 THOUGHTS PER DAY. OF THOSE, 80% ARE NEGATIVE AND 95% ARE EXACTLY THE SAME REPETITIVE THOUGHTS AS THE DAY BEFORE.
That is insane. And if insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, it’s time to silence those thoughts and choose a different path.
We show up for work and its obligations; we show up for our bosses, partners, and friends; we pay our bills on time for the fear of being penalized but a lot of us put ourselves last. We postpone our dreams and our calling, thinking that we’ll get to it at some point in this lifetime. This ride called life is a one time experience. It’s time to be a little selfish — it’s time to choose yourself.
"What if it doesn't work?" My brother / personal photographer / videographer asked after our 8th attempt to film a video that was integral to the launch of my book, Thank God It's Monday. I paused in front of his apartment and looked at him, utterly frustrated, "Then we're done. I can't keep doing this." I stated. Approximately 1.5 seconds later, I turned back around and murmured, "If it doesn't work, we'll try it again the next day." I walked out...