All posts filed under: Personal Growth

Quotes for your #FridayFeeling

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ – George Bernard Shaw If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriett Tubman A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and …

To the one feeling trapped by unavoidable suffering

I was prepared for life to not be perfect but I never prepared for this… Growing up in poverty, I was taught to focus on what you need and be grateful that you had anything. I was aware of the hard work and sacrifices my parents had to make to keep us clothed and fed. Initially, I handled bullying from kids who came from higher-income homes very well. My parents taught me that everybody has different blessings in life, and you can’t be jealous of what other people have. They also taught me the value of a dollar and that happiness will only ever come from the inside. Additionally, it prepared me to understand that even if I could afford nice things, they wouldn’t bring me the things my soul needs, so you had to balance. OK, check on all three. Life isn’t fair, some people are more prosperous, and happiness is intrinsic. With this arsenal, I could combat anything. The majority of people are highly driven by material wealth, and I found it humbling …

Why habits are the invisible architecture of success

If you feel like you’re constantly ‘putting out fires’ in your daily life and unable to meet expectations todays post is for you. I used to wonder how some people get ahead of others and it simply boils down to habits. Habits are behaviors we perform on a daily or otherwise regular basis. They’re not just any behaviors, though. A behavior is a habit if some component of it is at least somewhat “automatic.” Some studies estimate that habits make up 40% of our everyday behavior. With a habit, there’s some cue that triggers a behavior. Habits are not routines but more like coping mechanisms that we have put in place to subconsciously produce a dopamine like appeal in our day. We’re not about judging habits. However, if you have specific goals in mind that you have put effort into but are not producing  results, it is recommended that your habits be the first place to look for signs of trouble. What are you doing to achieve your goals? If there is something that you …

Failure is a delay, not defeat…

Failure is delay, not defeat. Success takes time and for these and other reasons a lot people give up on their dreams because the beginning stages are always the hardest. When you’re having a tough time in life it can be hard to see the good in any situation. You start to believe that nothing can change and you begin to feel ‘stuck.’ Maybe things didn’t work out the way you expected. The right opportunities never came along. It doesn’t matter the reason, what matters is that that reason is what’s holding you back. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities to becoming who you are meant to be. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. You are start to fear failure an avoid situations where failure is a possibility. Such as applying for a new job or avoiding serious commitment. When you say, “yes,” to your limits you are saying “no” to your possibilities.  Choose to be empowered by failure instead of weakened by it.  It is better to endure hardships live …

What will you manifest in 2019?

You can change your life in 6 months. It is time plus consistency that creates lasting success. This will require your focus. We are approaching the halfway mark of 2019 and if you are feeling overwhelmed to achieve your goals instead of inspired this post is for you. There is still time to work towards that promotion, launch that podcast, or start that book. Success isn’t always related to talent. Without calling anybody out here sometimes the people who make it don’t have any talent at all. They just keep consistently showing up and adding value in their work that helps others. There are advantages that have been given to some. But, those advantages aren’t always helpful. People fail their way to success. No one avoids failure on their way to the top. A positive mindset is key and that is what the mantra at the top in for. Save this for the next time you’re feeling like there can’t be a new start. You have everything you need already to get things done, you …

The value of a healthy perspective

What does it take to create success? It’s all a matter of your perspective. Shift your perspective’ – a phrase we often hear that refers to an observation or thinking practice. One definition: taking the way you think about a topic, setting that aside for a moment, and adopting another way to think about the very same topic. Reflecting on a topic in a new way is a great way to problem solve. That’s why sometimes the best thing you can do to change your perspective is to literally change what is right in front of you. The way you change your surroundings can be quiet or dramatic. Change your focus and make better choices that align with what you really want. FOMO is for people without focus. You won’t have a fear of missing out when the reward is achieving our dream. It’s natural if along the way you feel frustrated, bamboozled, and led astray. No one ever said the road to success is easy. Sustainable success represents consistency multiplied by time. There is …

Step out of your comfort zone, rise to your potential

You know that feeling you get when you are about to embark on something new but once you get closer to that date or milestone self-doubt starts to settle in? The reason for this is your subconscious, commonly referred to as your ’comfort zone.’ A comfort zone is not just that unbelievable soft spot in the couch that everyone loves. Your brain learns your patterns. For example, if you decide to take a new job or lose weight that could signal a negative reaction from your comfort zone. A comfort zone can also be a form of mental conditioning.  By true definition, a comfort zone is, “a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.” In other words, how we carry on our everyday lives becomes programmed into our cerebral cortex impacting our decision making. This everyday routine is what creates a comfort zone. Comfort zones are wastelands for dreams and among entrepreneurs and professionals. Choosing to stay within the bounds of your comfort zone ultimately means playing it safe. Growth comes from failing and making mistakes. If life …