So with us halfway through January, it is no shock that probably you and I have fallen off our goals/resolution train. The motivation turns into struggle and ultimately giving up and waiting till next year. I have had moments where sitting inside felt better than running in the cold. I have not worn my fitness tracker every day. Some days I am so unmotivated that I sleep and watch TV. I don”t practice my brush lettering every day. So yeah..I am not perfection in 2018.
BUT every day is a new day.Rome was not built in a day. But I bet each day, the builders had a mindset of “let’s keep building.” Whether they built a story or five story in one day, they still built. Don’t give up on your goals. If you want something, you need to have the mindset of “I am going to try.” Have a new attitude and new mindset. Mastery comes from consistent tries.So try and try again.
Fight through the sludge of adversity.
Yes, bad things happen to good people.
Yes, you will get discouraged, overwhelmed, and disappointed.
But that does not mean you stay there.
You fight the good fight.
Keep moving forward.
You will get there.
Just don’t give up.
On the horizon of a new beginning, the atmospheric skies are changing .
The blueprint you anticipated has flipped.
What you desired is not what is in store.
The strategy has changed but the goal is unchanged.
It may seem like failure but as you look up, the sun shines brightly.
The skies are changing but God is still saying “I am still rooting for you.”
You look down to earth, look inside yourself, and move forward.
Heaven is working on your behalf.
Have you ever had moments where you are just mentally and physically worn out? Like you are just tired and numb to everything? You go through the motions but you are still numb?
And suddenly there is a HONK! A loud sound to shake your entire being.
You wake up! Your body surges with life and action. You are motivated!
A honk can be the wake-up call you need to keep going and keep fighting.
So friends, keep going and keep fighting.
It is easy to say what is going wrong and get worried. It is easy to to say “I wish this and that.” It is easy to see and envy another’s “wonderful life.” I say this because my mind swirls just like this. So I have to tell myself, STOP. You are only destroying your progress and growth. Don’t grow faint and lost in what you don’t have. You know what you and I need to do? You and I need to be thankful for the good. There is potential in and around us.
Affirm what you believe is true.
Yes, affirm how far you have come. Affirm the good in your life. Affirm your progress. Affirm that fact that you are alive and breathing on your own. The key term is AFFIRM.
Fluff is NOT needed except for desserts and pillows.
I have learned it is important to be selfish especially if it has to do with your well-being. I know I am being redundant but it is vital to take care of your mind, body, and spirit.
When you have your standards, keep them. Don’t let it waiver.
Your identity was created and formed by the Creator of the Universe. Let no one tell you otherwise. You have purpose. Yes, you evolve with life experiences. You grow for the better, not for worse. A different season may require a different version of you but never lose your essence.
Personally, when I moved to Jacksonville and starting a new chapter in law school, I promised myself to not be swept away. I wanted to still be Bianca..but a better version. I did not want my faith in God to waiver, lose my morals and values, and lose my personality. God fearfully and wonderfully made me genuine and set apart. I am still Bianca but I am a better version not a different version.
So I encourage you to change, grow, and thrive as a better version of you. You are wanted and you are strategically placed on the Earth for a reason. Never lose who you are.