In order to make it in today’s world, you’ve got to have a healthy dose of grit and determination. You’ve got to know what you want, and have a plan to go out and get it!
You see… life is truly a game of “Win, Lose, or Draw”.
In truth, most of us will spend a great deal of time playing “Guess Who”, as we try and navigate a path to true friendships and love. Some will spend their lives playing “Charades”, guessing the motives of others.
Often times winning the game of life seems impossible! Especially when you’ve taken two steps forward, only to be dealt a card that pushes you three steps backwards. It’s during the times when we are the most vulnerable that we must decide whether to fold or keep going. Therefore it’s important to remember these three things:
1). There is always going to be someone or something that tries to “Monopolize” your time and energy. Therefore its important to balance life and work! If someone or something is taking up all your time, know when to walk away. Starting over isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes starting over allows us to learn from the mistakes of our past, and avoid them in the future.
2). Trust your intuition! It’s your “Clue” to what’s right and wrong in your life. You don’t need to explain your feelings to others – and there is never a need to justify them to anyone. Simply put… your inner guidance knows best.
3). Say I’m “Sorry”. It’s been said that the EGO is the soul’s worst enemy. It keeps us from saying the things we really need to say. We foolishly allow our EGO’s to get in the way of personal growth and development, because we believe that apologizing means admitting that we are wrong, or that the other person is right. Make no mistakes about it… in times of “Trouble” don’t be too stubborn to forgive, or too proud to apologize.
Life is a game.
REFUSE TO LOSE.
Their are one hundred and one synonyms for the word protect. Recently I’ve learned that whether you are: defending, securing, safekeeping, or ensuring… it is important that you are the number one PROTECTOR of your own happiness!
If you follow my blog, you already know that the latter half of 2016 was super stressful for me- mentally, physically, and emotionally. I found myself going through one ordeal after another and constantly defending my beliefs to people whom I thought were on the same page as me. Ultimately I had to remove these people from my life. I had to get back to the basics and revisit the places and things that make me happiest. In doing so, I rediscovered apart of me that was lost. I found the light!
I’ve always known that there is a light inside of me. I’ve felt it burning and bubbling in the center of my chest since I was a little girl. People young and old around the world have seen it. Some have even been able to point it out/ put their finger on it, while others have done their best to snuff it out.
When you find that you are in a relationship (Friendship or Romantic), a job, or any kind of situation that is draining you or dimming your light, it’s okay to walk away in order to protect your happiness. As a matter of fact… don’t walk away- RUN!!! Think about it, if a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
So I stress that if you don’t remember anything else that I say, remember this… “While the light inside of us can lead us to great things, light also attracts moths, and the warmth of your light can attract parasites. PROTECT your ENERGY, SAFEGARUD your LIGHT, and ENSURE your HAPPINESS!”
- Pic 1: Getting my “Happy” on at the beach
- Pic2: Words to live by
- Pic 3: I love the visual of leaving behind the old and embracing the new!
You insist on running around town looking and acting like a clown.
Big head in the clouds, tiny toes tipping across the ground
Making a lot of noise, doing any and everything you can to attract the boys.
You’re too grown for this, so miss me with this.
I refuse to pull up a seat and watch as you self destruct.
Like a mirror, I can’t lie;
I won’t stick around and be your alibi.
I can’t have friends with no couth .
I run with winners and warriors; women who fight for their families and homes. Women who recognize that they are fully grown.
We are daughters of the sun who don’t give up until the race is won.
We don’t self destruct.
We don’t give in. We don’t care whether or not we fit in- we were born to stand out!
We are both Winner and Warrior and without a doubt…
We don’t self destruct!