Clear Vision

Sometimes people can be a hindrance and a help. While their intentions may be good, the actual effect it leaves isn’t. For those who never had good intentions to begin with, it can cause even more conflict. Learn to be accepting of criticism, but cautious of hatred. There is nothing worse than getting so caught…

Focus on the Ending

I think we have all had our fair share of self-reflection sessions that end up being more negative than positive. We look at all the things we didn’t do that could’ve brought about a different outcome or at least placed you further ahead. I’ve gotten so down and upset about my previous thoughts and actions,…

Approval

It’s taught when we’re younger to seek approval from parents or those in charge. Some of us have the tendency to carry that same mindset into adulthood with peers. Some of us fear judgement, rejection, disapproval from people whose opinions don’t matter or wish they had the courage to do the same. Seek your own…

Giving

Giving is something I grew up learning to do. I was taught at a young age to never expect anything in return or to do it for some form of acceptance. As I got older I made the mistake of assuming others would give to me as I gave to them. This left me with…

Check Yourself for Toxins

I can recall being younger and seeing that my grandmother always had a garden. She loved plants and flowers and would sometimes grow vegetables that she would use to cook with. One of the reasons I want a house is to recreate that garden and to grow my own produce. Every so often her plants…

Attain Success

Good morning! So many times I shied away from going after certain opportunities due to what I thought was a lack of experience and a lack of education. In actuality, it was a lack of self-confidence and fear of rejection. The day I discovered that most people in higher positions were under-qualified and lacked the…

Patience

Why are we in such a rush to reach our goals, when we aren’t even sure if we’re moving in the right direction. Patience is a virtue. Would you eat your food before it was fully prepared? Don’t rush the process, you could be setting yourself up for failure. What is meant for you won’t…

Defensive or Dismissive?

At some point we’ve all been there. Learn to defend your side, but also with hopes of reasoning and understanding. The point of a disagreement is never to win. Hear out the other person and put yourself in their shoes. Don’t dismiss their point even if it’s wrong to prove yours. Always look for ways…

Words

People can say things about me all day long that I know aren’t true and it never bothers me. It’s when I’m already doubtful or lacking confidence about something that the words tend to affect me more. Words can hurt but don’t let it change your mindset. They aren’t facts, they are merely opinions of…

Dreams

I literally have to remind myself of this every time I feel like I’m losing sight of my goals or I’m lacking motivation. Delay is not defeat. You haven’t lost, so keep chasing after your dreams until the finish line becomes your reality.