Show Me!

       "I’m sorry…"

       "You can count on me…"

       "I promise…"

       "My word is my bond…"

       "I got your back…"

Put your money where your mouth is!

       It is not enough just to talk about it! We’ve come to a point in life where we have exhausted words to the point they no longer hold value.

       Jargons and narratives were set to help shape our lives and to help us become who we are. Like gold and silver…our actions as a people have tripled in value because “talk is cheap.”  So many empty and broken promises have left many disappointed. Action has meaning!

If you want someone's undivided attention, show them.

 

       Start walking the talk…

       Make sure you show up…

       Get it done…

Live Intentionally

"If it’s not broken, don’t fix it." 

If we all lived by this saying our world as we know it would be stagnant in every facet. We would still be walking for miles, riding on donkeys, bathing in the river, hunting for our next meal and cutting wood to keep us warm during the cold months.

Many people live every day in a complete regiment, allowing their lives to run on auto pilot, instead of intentionally engaging their routines. Continuing to let your life run on auto pilot will lead you to many lost opportunities, and at times may even take you off course to a destination you had never intended to be. In the words of Benjamin Franklin “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Being intentional requires using some extra “elbow grease”. At times it may seem much easier to leave your life to chance and not bother doing all the work. That is not a good idea!

Steve Jobs as we know revolutionized six industries; personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing. Steve left a legacy because he lived intentionally.

"The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement." This is a saying I hold close and true to my heart. From time to time throughout each year I stop and analyze my life to see what I can do differently to be a better mother, wife, educator, author, friend and Christian. For you to live intentionally you must continually access your actions, your motives and your beliefs. You have to be intentional on a day to day basis. This will allow “you” to become a “better you”. So dig deep and take time to learn more about yourself. Connect with your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical being.

Don’t gamble your life away…leave nothing to chance…LIVE INTENTIONALLY!

One Bite at a Time

Don’t get ­hung up on how huge the task is ahead.

 One of my professors asked our class a question, “How do you eat an elephant?”

 The whole class responded unanimously, “One bite at a time.”

 That’s what most of us were taught to use as a defense mechanism in an effort to avoid the sense of feeling overwhelmed.

 I chuckled a bit and the professor asked me what was so funny. I said “Why not just have a cookout?”

 The class burst into laughter, then they stopped and started to reflect, and realize that it was a brilliant idea.

The real problem with taking it step by step is that most people lose interest and end up quitting. They get so sick of the same "elephant" taking up space in their life that they begin to come up with excuses as to why they should not continue with their project, and it never gets finished.

 Do not ever let yourself get overwhelmed or discouraged when you seem to be stagnant in your process. As huge as this "elephant" may be, DO NOT eat it one bite at a time… get HELP! Develop a team with like-minded people that you can trust, and get it done.

 If your goal is to complete the task, and you do not need all the accolades for yourself, then the "elephant" is no longer an issue.

 I suggest the next time you hear someone say, “Just eat the elephant one bite at a time,” you just chuckle and have a "cookout" instead!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After The Storm

 

Now that you managed to make it through the storm, you have just learned how resilient you really are.

 

Don’t waste time or energy trying to figure out why you had to go through the storm in the first place. Just know that your hard times will lead you to better things.  Your trials and tribulations will pay out in positive dividends.

 

Use your past experiences as hind sight. Choose to become a better you! Count your blessings and be a blessing to others along the way.

 

“I have made you. I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” –Isaiah 46:4

 

 P.S. Jump out with an optimistic attitude. Keep looking up!

  

 

 

 

 

Do Something New!

Do Something New

 

Have you ever heard the saying, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” It does not take a rocket scientist to state the most obvious. When you look at your life and feel like it is going in circles, and you try to get ahead, but for some reason you end up exactly where you started, it is probably because you are going in circles. That would discourage anyone. It is like holding a cat by its tail as she tries diligently to get away but she cannot, because you have such a strong grip.  After a while that can become very discouraging.

It is insane to keep doing the same thing repeatedly the same way, hoping to get different results.

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”

Mandy Hale

You should always leave yourself room for error, leave room to make adjustments as needed, and leave room for improvement.

         It’s been said that hind sight is 20/20 vision.  It’s so much easier to see today what you couldn’t see yesterdayAs you’re moving forward take time to assess your progress.  You need to be able to measure your goals. If you’re not getting the results you need stop and rethink and reinvent yourself.  Try to figure out what you can do differently to get the results you’re looking for.  Do Something New!

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”

Rooplee.

 

Make It Happen

Do you have a list of things that you want to accomplish, but have never done anything with your list? You talk about it, plan it out and then just let it collect dust? You have to stop talking about what you want to do, and make it happen!

         You must be purposeful on a day-to-day basis. Every day do something that gets you closer to your dream, then check it off your list.

         It is important as you seek your dream that you do not allow any distractions get you off track. Be aware, the distractions and interruptions are coming, and they are not concerned about your ambitions or goals. How well you handle distractions will determine your level of success.

 

“FOCUS = Follow On Course Until Successful.”

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

         Keep your priorities together close at hand and in perspective.   Maximize your time and practice goal-oriented discipline daily. 

 

 

Take Charge!

Throughout life you may encounter challenges that may have you feeling as though there is no sense in trying to move forward in life.  You start looking around and taking inventory of all the reason you feel that you’re wasting time and there is no sense of you even dreaming or setting goals for yourself. Shut does negative thoughts out!

It’s all about perspective.  Those blocks you once perceived as stumbling block now can become your stepping stool.  Work with the hand that you’ve been dealt with it in life. You will encounter challenges, but you must fight through the struggles. Get pass those walls.  Don’t stop waiting along your walk of life for your dreams to come true. Jump out there and create opportunities for yourself, take charge of your future.