2018, Encouragement, Inspiration, My Journey

Why Your Apple Watch Can’t Tell You What Time It Is


Do You Have The Time?

If you asked the average person, “Do you know what time it is?” Almost all of them would pull out their phone or look at their Apple Watch and say, Sure, the time is… But a person of destiny doesn’t look to the outside to tell time, he or she looks to the inside.

A person of destiny has an internal clock deep within their soul that has been recording every second and every minute, every pain and every sorrow, every victory and every defeat of their journey and knows, without looking, it’s my time now!


Keep Believing

Dreams are not made in a day, a year, or even a decade. Dreams are made by those who never quit. That “flutter” of uncontainable excitement you feel when you are around other successful people, or when you see someone else achieve their dreams, is a sign that you’re next.

Someone is just one encouraging word away from believing in themselves enough to become who they were born to be. Maybe that person is you.

If it is, take this word to heart. It’s your time now.

One More Time

You’ve come too far, fought too hard, and lost too much to stop believing now. One more time. Muster every bit of encouragement, faith, and hope that you can muster and try again. Find that drive, that ambition, that fire, that once burned bright in you, and light it again.

See yourself, on stage, writing that book, opening that business, marrying that person of your dreams. Visualize your life the way you know it was created to be until it makes you hungry and thirsty again for the thing you once longed for.

It’s Just Up Ahead.

What you were born for is just up ahead. It’s just around the bend. You are waiting on you. The you that you’ve always dreamed of being is waiting on you, counting on you to make it. You’ve got this!

Yes it hurts! Yes you want to quit! but what will quitting do?

I’ll tell you what quitting will do. Quitting will temporarily relieve your pain. But the pain of regret that follows after you quit on yourself and your dreams will far outway the pain you feel right now.

Regret can ruin the rest of your life, and many lives after you’re gone. GET BACK UP, again. Muster the strength, again. Wipe the dust off your dream, again. You’re just one belief away from your destiny.

Do you know what time it is?

It’s your time. 

2018, Health & Fitness, Life Lessons, Motivation, My Journey

Thursday’s Thought: Keep Moving


Thursday’s Thought: “Keep Moving”

In fitness training we learn about lactic acid. It can build up in your muscles, post workout, resulting in severe soreness. Sometimes it takes a day or two to really feel the effects.

I used to take breaks in between workouts, thinking I was doing my body good by resting. But too much resting, I discovered, results in more pain. Now, regardless of how sore I am, I hit the gym again, especially right after a very intense workout. Or, I make sure I find times throughout my day to keep moving.

The same is true in life, friend. Too must celebrating or resting between our successes or failures, cause our “success muscles” to atrophy. Complacency can also set in, especially after we experience extreme setbacks.

The best time to go after your next goal is IMMEDIATELY after you fail at, or accomplish, the one you’re working on. So to make sure you reach your your goals, both in life and in the gym, keep moving. It’s the key to you being more and living better!

2018, Dating, Inspiration, My Journey, self discovery, self improvement, Self-Help

Can You Know Who You Were Born To Be?


Don’t Be Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be Until You Figure Out Who You Were Born To Be. Remember: You can’t be to others what you are not first to yourself.

Can you know who you were born to be? YES! But you have to spend enough time with yourself to figure it out.

You have to love yourself enough; you have to give yourself permission to make life about you long enough, to figure out who you are.

I can be a lot of things to my family and to my world by working a job, but I can be a whole lot more to them by fulfilling my destiny.

Half-full People Make Withdrawals Not Deposits.

If you’re cup is half full and mine is half full when we get together one of us are going to be full but the other is going to be left empty. The key is to be full all the time. That kind of full requires you to be fulfilled. You can only be half (if even that much) to others when you are not completely fulfilled yourself.

Take A Break. Date Yourself.

Take a break. Date Yourself. Get to know yourself again – what you like, what you don’t like, who you wanna be when you grow up (regardless of your age).

Keep dating yourself until you finally get a sense, or renewed sense, of who you are. Until you find your reason for living again. And then ‘come back’ and start living out that reason! You will find the world’s view of you will change when your view of yourself changes.

The more purpose you have when you wake up, the more you will want to wake up.

The more purpose and passion you have when you wake up, the more you will look forward to waking up. AND, the more other people will want to be around you.

You can still be a work in progress and motivate and inspire others. You can be a work in progress, but a work in progress with passion, with an inspired sense of direction instead of desperation, and you can change the world while you’re still changing yourself! It’s your passion that’s contagious! 

Don’t be who you think you’re supposed to be until you figure out who you were born to be. Can you know who you were born to be? YES! But you have to spend enough time yourself to figure that out. Ditch the dating scene for awhile and date yourself!

Give Yourself Permission

Go ahead. Give yourself permission to make life about you, while you still have enough life in front of you to do something about it.

You’re not letting anyone else down by building yourself up.

Your family, your community, your world doesn’t need the ‘just get by’ you, the ‘half-full’ you, they need the ALL of you. And you can’t give them your all when you are running on empty.

Don’t Be Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be Until You Figure Out Who You Were Born To Be. Remember: You can’t be to others what you are not first to yourself.