2017, Motivation, My Journey

Your Best Is Here To Stay

kiss to yourself

Your best is here to stay. The “highs,” the “poofs,” the “best parts” of your life that you’ve been experiencing lately, are TRULY YOU. It ain’t going away! You’re not going to lose it. It will never leave you nor forsake you.

That part of you now exists because of the years of diligence, discipline, and determination you put forth! Through blood, sweat, and tears, you’ve become who you’ve known all along you were born to be.

Nobody, or nothing, can take that from you. Nobody gave it to you; you earned it! You became it! You deserve it! You earned it. Now OWN IT!

Stay out of your head and in your heart and keep moving forward. It’s not going away. Your best is here to stay!

2017, Criticism, My Journey, Personal Growth & Development

Why You Shouldn’t Block Your Haters

you suck

Criticism Serves Two Purposes: To FUEL and to REVEAL.

First, criticism fuels. It fuels our passion and causes us to burn hotter. Criticism invokes a bit of righteous indignation and holy anger which, if channeled correctly, can catapult us into success and cause us to achieve our highest potential.

Second, criticism reveals. Key: What bothers us enlightens us. What pushes our hot buttons reveals areas in our own ‘armor’ that need strengthened.

This one is a little tougher to swallow. But when you can admit that you are actually a bit nervous about this venture, and that you really do hope what your critics say about you won’t happen, you can move toward being free from what anyone says.

Don’t block your haters; use their criticism to fuel your success and reveal areas of weakness in your own heart and mind that, once shored up, will cause you to excel beyond even your own expectations.

2017, Encouragement, My Journey

Are You Prepared For What’s Coming?

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Before you perfect what you are working on, life is going to require you to take the next step. Before you get through this struggle, life will require you to face the next.

Have you ever been hit with so many struggles at one time that you scream for life to give you a break? Life will give you a break. Life will swoop down, lift you up out of your mess and set you gently on the sidelines and allow you to stay as long as you like.

I’ve learned from working with people who are dying that if they had it to do all over again, they might take a break on the sidelines just long enough to catch their breath, but then they would quickly get back up and move on!

Are You Prepared For What’s Coming?

Is there another hurdle in your way? Catch your breath and jump over it. Did you trip over the last hurdle? Get yourself back up and run toward the next one. Are you all out of breath because life is weighing you down and you are overwhelmed? Suck it up, the next hurdle is coming.

Life isn’t going to slow down. In fact, you don’t want it to slow down. The faster life comes at you the stronger you get. You may not be able to recognize it yet, but you are getting stronger. Just think about it. What you are facing right now, you’ve faced before.

It may be in a different form, maybe a new face or a new place, but the pain, the hurt, and the struggle; it’s all the same. And if you came out on top the last time, you can come out on top again. Even if you didn’t come out on top last time, there’s always a first time for everything and this is your first time to win!

You can only get punched in the gut so many times before your gut starts getting stronger and you are able to absorb the punches and keep on moving forward.

Pay attention. Your strength is coming from the inside. Yes, you may be breathing heavy, yes you may feel like you can’t go on, but something is beginning to take over on your inside, and that something is not letting you quit.

I know it may seem like it’s hard right now. I know you may be out of breath, but the next hurdle is coming! You MUST move forward!

Keep preparing for what’s coming because it’s going to show up sooner or later. And if I’ve learned anything about life, it’s going to be sooner than later.