When I read this I heard the tune “Do a little dance, Make a little love, Get down tonight…” But realizing that life is a delicate balance of making your life what you want it to be and represent. You have to know when to move and when to be still and there is a time for both. Walking that fine line of I need to do this but I need to let this just fall into place can get a little stressful and once you think you have mastered that rhythm a new tune starts to play. Enjoy the dance and stay in step with the life that you want for yourself.
You know we often get caught up in the blame game and it is never our fault for where we are and what has happened around us. But the truth is you are the only one responsible for you in real life. You can’t wait for others to make you happy, get you where you want to be, and satisfy you. You have to be willing to do that for yourself and until you are tired of being where you are you won’t make the necessary changes. Truth is we as individuals hold ourselves back more than anyone or anything can. So will you stop holding yourself back and GO GET YOUR HAPPY?!?!?!?!?!?!
One thing that we can definitely count on in life is CHANGE.
If you are a betting person you can bet your last dollar on the fact that change is going to come at some point in your life more than once, twice, three times. It is always around the corner. The worst thing that I think you can do is resist it because it only makes things harder for you because it’s going to happen whether your on board or not. Change means growth in some part of your life. You can’t be stuck in the same spot all of the time and in my opinion that would get a little boring.
Some ways that I handle change are listed below.
Talking to God keeps me grounded during times of change. I always pray for guidance and vision … “God help me to see what you are doing in my life right now, give me understanding”. Its a simple prayer but powerful because He always shows me and I may not like what I see but its happening and I just need to go with it. In the end it is always for my good.
You don’t have to jump all the way into the change when it starts but you should be taking baby steps to get to the place you are being pushed to. Don’t resist it!!!
I have written in a journal since I was in elementary school. I never knew how therapeutic it would be until I got older and realized that God was leading me here. If you are writing while going through, you are getting your feelings out and if you go back and read some older entries in your journal you will see that you were being led to this point anyway. There is always a prep we just ignore it sometimes.
I hate to admit it but I have been terrible at this. I don’t like reaching out to people when I am going through things. I always have this battle within myself going on when it comes to me calling someone and talking to them about the change I am going through. I have recently started doing it more but it literally takes me days to actually act on calling who I have been led to call. If I hear it on Monday I am going to be like God I need another sign by Wednesday and I will do it. It then becomes this anxiety in me that is definitely unnecessary. However, no man is an island and you need support to help you through because change isn’t easy. You aren’t meant to go through things alone.
Change is happening all around you and unless you live under a rock (even then the soil changes around you) you will be phased by it. I haven’t always embraced it but I have settled on the fact that whether I like it or not it is coming. If there is no change there is no growth and who doesn’t want to continue to grow.
Get excited about the growth that is taking place in your life. I guarantee you will like where you end up.
Leave me a note letting me know how you handle change.
Talk to you again soon,
Ever want to go back and change somethings about your youth, no regrets but just some tweaks well guess what you can’t go back but you can start right now. Start right now and be that person that you needed someone to be for you as you were growing up. You need you but there is someone else out there that needs you as well. Be that person don’t ever think that it is too late.
You will not succeed in life if you are not active in your life. Success takes hard work, dedication, focus and so much more. Dig deep and grab all that you need to be successful and make life happen for you and when you make a mistake learn from it and keep going. Don’t get stuck, don’t quit because you won’t gain anything by doing that. Keep going…You got this!!!!!
I am who I Am
So much of our time, energy and attention is wasted trying
to convince other people how wrong they are about us. We
want them to know we are not ignorant, lazy heathens. We want
them to retract the untruth that has been told. We try to
convince them that we have a valid history, a rich culture
and that our ancestors have valuable contributions to the
development of the world. We spend so much time trying to
show them who we are not, we lose sight of who we really are.
It is not our responsibility to prove to people who we are.
Our job and responsibility is to “be.” What you do is proof
of who you are; manifestation is realization. People have a
right to think whatever they choose to think. Just because
they think it does not make it right.
You must live within your sacred truth
So I am not sure who the author of the above write up is but I really like it. How many times have you caught yourself trying to please others only to realize that they will never truly be satisfied with what you are doing or have done? Yeah, I’ve been in that spot and I have been the person that seemed to never be satisfied as well. But when I realized that I cannot make others happy and I can’t expect everyone to make me happy without first making myself happy it was a really freeing experience. Don’t get me wrong I love the feeling of pleasing others or serving others but it cannot consume you. You can never live your life for others. Well I won’t say never you can do it, you just won’t be completely happy. How do you feel when you accomplish something that you truly wanted to do verses something that someone thought that you should accomplish? Do your goals and dreams represent your core and passion or what someone else thinks it should be? The first step in making yourself happy is spending time with yourself and finding out who you are. Keep in mind that this will definitely change as you go through your life. No one should ever stay the same… Your life should always reflect growth. When you stop growing you should be dead (blunt but truth). I believe in order to convince others of who you are is not by speaking it but just living your life according to you and the purpose and passion that God has placed in you. Actions tell more of a story than words do when living your life according to your dreams, goals and purpose. At the end of your life do you want to look back and say I was a great imitation of what they wanted me to be or I was the greatest ME that I could give the world and that is enough for me? Things to think about … Leaving a legacy is something I value in living my life but I don’t want it to be a legacy of imitation and convincing others of what they think I should be. Spend time with yourself developing you and living your life according to your path. Don’t waste time on convincing others of who you are, if they are truly interested they will take the time to watch and get to know you. Live your truth and it will definitely shine. Keep shining people!!!!
Thanks for reading my thoughts.
Previously written on my blog SimplyMyLifeZ on 5/19/14