motivation

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

This week, should anything less than stellar or progressive take place, not only will we not fall, but we shall not break nor stray off course.

We are in the Steel Legged Stance.

The position one takes when something attempts to move you off your focus, your promise.

When trouble, disappointment or bad news attempts to sway us from what we claim, We Will Get To Work.

We will get to work reaffirming the promise, doing the exact opposite of what fear wants us to do: give up.

We believe in ourselves and we believe in our ability to will what we desire, through energy and work.

So this week and each following week, after you rise and give reference: get in your Steel Legged Stance.

And be not moved by what you see, but by what is promised.

Here’s to a week of claimed victories.

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The Switch Up Gave Way to the Prepared Table

Social media has warped us and how we perceive what the “come up” looks like.

We have become a generation obsessed with proving other people wrong and using our growth as a visual revenge on others who did not see the promise.

When the truth is this: people must play specific roles in our lives, in order for each of us to elevate from one level to the next.

If no one ever switched up on you, you’d never know how important it is to guard your heart and be intentional in the company you keep, which in turn means you wouldn’t have that job, partner, friends, child…etc.

If no one ever made you feel less than loved, you wouldn’t have sought out love and discovered the love you have for yourself and inspired others to do the same.

If no one had broken promises, you wouldn’t be a person who moves with a plan and is dependable.

God prepares the table, not for us to stunt, but for us to show how even with scraps, we can have a full course meal. It may take a minute to cover the table, but that’s in part to our perception.

We have the power to feed others through the evolution of our trials! Folks can pull up seats to our table and feast off what we’ve been through, endured, learned and ultimately gained.

So, the next you wanna stunt for the haters, don’t. For you would be taking away from the feast. In stead show gratitude for the role they played, for without them…things might not be as sweet.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Have you ever experienced a time in your life, when all cylinders were in sync and operating at their highest level?

You felt like every thing was in its proper place and you were safeguarded from foul play; in essence, life was damn good!

And we cherish those moments…but here is something I want you and I to pay close attention to:

Are we living in the past or are we gaining faith from our previous greatness, that it will return to us once again?

Last year my life was quite a fairytale. I was taking numerous trips, coloring my hair for the first time 😊, traveling often, pampering myself regularly, purchased a new vehicle (against my will, but glad I did) and enjoying my singlehood.

And then out of nowhere, I found myself unemployed and no energy to accept that my lifestyle was changing. I was not ready to let go of what I had always wanted to obtain, and now within a matter of weeks, my department went from hopeful talks to teary-eyed meetings filled with “I’m sorry this is happening.”

I was in shock, I honestly loved my work and felt fulfilled in my position. The connections I made with my youth, teachers and community partners all swirled around in my mind as I begin to make preparations to say goodbye.

How could God place me here for only a short time? Why would the Universe uplift me only to bring me low and feeling meek and defeated? Why am I once again fighting for survival and not thriving?

I sunk into a depression that even now I am not 100% sure I have fully stepped out of. But I am here, each day I am given, to rise to the challenge; seeking and expecting better than even my last year, which in truth was beyond what I prayed and hoped for.

I remember the time before that magical year and how I fought to maintain all I had and when things changed for me, I tried hard to remain grateful…but here’s what I am willing to admit to today: I didn’t set aside time solely to say Thank You.

I did not devote myself to prayer or building a continued spiritual connection. I was too busy enjoying the harvest to give thanks first.

Which is why, even when I win a battle, survive a storm, am able to smile through my tears, I give reference to God for it all. I’ve learned that even in our mess, asking for Forgiveness and being truthful, God can do way more with that than God can with unacknowledged faults.

So, while I still am not where I’ve asked the Universe to send me, I give thanks that this path I am currently on, is leading me where I need to be. The journey never looks like the destination…and I’m sure the reason is that we don’t become complacent and comfortable along the way.

The Universe has to shake it up a bit to keep us focus in our faith and connected to the spirit. No days off from gratitude.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

No matter how you feel, speak what you want.

Allow the Universe to sort the rest out.

You just give a sincere thanks for life, no matter the condition of yours; because whether or not it is what we desire, it is what we have til we get what we want.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Even the strong get weak.

I know that people look to you to be a pillar of encouragement and assurance; however there are times when you yourself, are going through your own storms of “why.”

In those moments, it is imperative that you set aside as much time as you need to be a lone so that you can regroup and meditate through your struggle.

Speaking words of positivity over your situation, allowing yourself to breakdown for the release that is on the other side of “why” to your “how.”

How did I ever doubt my ability to bounce back?

How did I manage to keep my sanity in the midst of the craziness?

How can I do more to allow myself to trust in my own strength even when I am weak?

But take those questions of “why” and replace them with a positive spin…instead of looking at the situation as a negative, work through it to establish an affirmation for every dark thought.

I am stronger than my obstacles.

I am a loving vessel attracting the desires of my heart.

I am headed in the right direction, however the right path will not be void of trials.

Every trial is just an exercise to build my muscle for endurance.

I am coming out wiser, kinder, more faithful and persistent.

The thoughts of doubts can only manifest if we speak them to be.

Stand on that small piece of hope, no matter how thin it is, trust it can will hold the weight of your fears, your tears and your pain.

That tiny mustard seed of faith can and will work wonders as long as you seek it to be everyday you wake to a new day.

I have faith that each of us seeking better will be victorious in our search.

We have already won because We refuse to give up!

Encourage yourself especially when you feel like there is nothing you can physically do, for that is when all your focus most go inward to uplift those spaces that are filled with fear and doubt.

Hold firmly to who you are, tears, anger and being lost momentarily does not change that you are indeed worthy of what you are pushing toward…it means you too are human.

Separate yourself for yourself.

Pour into yourself daily and watch the clouds break away.

The Sun wants to shine on you, it is shining on you, just have to lift your head up from the problem and start recognizing the solutions that are coming.

They are coming.

Make A Plan…anyway

Take Action…anyway

Set Up Shop…anyway

Go Get It…everyday

AP Real Talk

A Real One Reaps Respect

Never lower your gaze to engage in foolish acts, only to shade your eyes for the powerful glow of your vision.

Focus now when instances occur to disprove your growth. Challenges only comes to those striving to be a Champion.

Gurrl, go forth and win with style and grace.

Remember:

Dusst to the small stuff.

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Never get caught not thinking.

-Uncle Robert

My mom shared that deliscious nugget of wisdom with me this past weekend, and she received it from her oldest brother, my late Uncle Robert.

And funny enough, it made me think, am I making the best decisions to set myself up for success or to position myself more favorably should a situation arise?

For example, I love to shop; however my car has seen better days, so its imperative that I don’t spend my last dime, because I never know when my car will feel like not cooperating.

Consistently thinking ahead, prepares us for what is to come. Sure we dont know exactly what will happen, but with enough experience, we can anticipate risk and govern ourselves accordingly.

Don’t let good times blind you to precaution, always be thinking.

Make A Plan

Take Action

Set Up Shop

Go Get It

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Correction isn’t a discredit to what you have accomplished, rather it is marker to show where you can improve upon what you have built.

Stay out of your feelings enough to catch the gems of those who have gone before you.

They are putting you up on free game; pay attention and apply what you can.