Nobody’s perfect..our flaws keep us humble
It is so easy to lose motivation to get your message out there. Most people are so overwhelmed with the everyday hustle and bustle of life, that they don’t have much time to pay attention to blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Regardless of how many people follow you on social media and no matter what your daily social media stats say, you have to maintain your message. My blog family that follows me, know that I am always saying “it’s not about the masses it’s about the message”. Keep talking every chance you get. Continue to get your message out there and never lose your voice.
It feels good to know that you can make a difference in someone’s life. It is so important that we don’t silence our creativity just because we think no one is listening. No one starts with a huge audience. You have to build up an audience. The only way to do that is by being consistent.
Good Luck! Remember to also support your fellow bloggers and artists, we’re one big happy family, trying to get our own individual message out there!!..☺☺☺
I am always concerned when I hear people complain about where they are in life. Well, I know we have all at some point looked at where we were in life and were dissatisfied. However, to the people who don’t invest in themselves; who don’t get up and do something that is productive; who always say not today, tomorrow; I can’t feel sorry for you. When you become an adult you cannot wait for someone to pick you up off the couch and motivate you. No one is going to hold your hand through the process. (if they do I feel they are doing you a disservice) There is not always going to be someone there to pat you on your back and say good job. Learn to stand on your own two feet. Figure out what you want to do in life, get a goal, make a plan, be determined and achieve it. Most importantly; Get up and Do something! !
Now am I saying become so focused on your goals that you forget to enjoy life? No. You can live a great life while trying to achieve your goals. You don’t want to forget about family and friends because they can provide you with a stress-free environment for when you need to refresh your brain and just unwind.
Getting your priorities in order is what is going to help you live a balanced life. You have to have balance in life it is so important. Having balance maintains a peaceful environment. Your family and friends don’t feel shut out of your life and you don’t feel like you’re missing out or sacrificing too much.
My thoughts are we have to keep moving and setting goals for ourselves. Whether personal, spiritual, physical, etc. If you’re moving, you’re advancing and in due time you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come. If you’re on the couch, not moving, best believe, 5 years from now you’ll be on the couch wondering where the time has gone.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET A PLAN; DO IT TODAY
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Yes, I asked; How much are you worth? I sometimes get tired of hearing people concern themselves with how much a potential partner is going to bring to the table in a relationship. Now don’t get me wrong, it is very important that we find someone that can uplift us and make us better. However, a lot of times these people have not solidified their worth. How can you sit there and demand someone pass your checklist of demands when you have nothing to offer. Society has conned people into believing that “it’s always the other person, that it is never you.” This makes us judge our potential partners so harshly that we sometimes miss out on the goods ones. You can’t expect for someone to bring everything to the table. A relationship is a partnership, which means everyone has a part to play. This type of thinking creates one-sided relationships. It creates an imbalance, which causes one person to be very unhappy and the other very satisfied. These type of relationships never last because sooner or later the one doing all of the investing and sacrificing will get tired and move.
SO WHAT IS YOUR WORTH?
So have you thought about your worth? What do you bring to the table? I am not talking monetarily. Are you a great listener? Are you a super-positive person who is great at helping people get through tough times? When you are in a relationship, do you help bring out the best in your partner? or Are you emotionally unstable? Do you always have to have your way? Do you think about yourself first, then others? Are you insecure? Do you nag all the time?
I wrote this post because I think we all should do a little soul-searching before entering into a relationship. We need to make sure that we are whole and are able to see passed ourselves. A relationship takes two. Hold up your end and your partner will be happy to hold up his/her end.
Sometimes it is so hard to understand why we have to take a certain path in life. The journey is so hard to understand. We all have so many challenges in life that are tailored to our decisions, our environment, and our unforeseen destiny. I know that in my own life I have wished that I could hit the “re-do” button or the “easy” button. It is not until we have overcome some form of tragedy in our lives that we understand that we need the turbulence to make our lives more stable and secure. The most successful people face the most horrible circumstances. Did these horrific events seem worth it once success was obtained? I’m sure. Our tragedies, heartaches, disappointments and failures help develop us into who we are. They give us character, self-worth, and compassion. I have heard that anything that comes to you easy, will not be worth having. It is said that you will lose it as fast as you gained in. However, when you have to fight for something, you can appreciate it more. You will love on it more, you will cherish it more, and you will respect the process that you went through to obtain it.
The process is never easy, it takes DEDICATION, SACRIFICE and a nice dose of FEARLESSNESS. Why these 3 you ask?
DEDICATION: you have to be dedicated to the cause. You cannot allow distractions to make you lose focus of the goals that you have set. You have to make up your mind that no matter what, your goal will remain a priority of yours and no matter how long it takes you will see the process through.
SACRIFICE: you will have to make sacrifices in order to achieve your goal. You will not be able to hang out and attend every event that your friends or families do. You will have to set aside time to work on your goal. Social media is sometimes distracting so you may have to turn off your devices to get some time alone with your work. Being disciplined means prioritizing and giving less priority to those things that will not add to your success.
FEARLESSNESS: You will have to be fearless because everyone will not understand your goal. Some people that you thought would believe in you, wont. Sometimes people you love won’t feel like your goal is what’s best for and will try to redirect your path. You have to be strong and respect their concern, but live your own life to the fullest.
I wrote this post to not only encourage someone else, but also myself. I am trying to stay sane through my process. Sometimes it gets hard. I have had family and friends not believe in what I’m trying to do. My advice, I know its painful and sometimes you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel; stay the course and it will be worth it.
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