This is one way. I give myself goals to accomplish, which are achievable at first. As I continue to surpass my original goal, I amend it to another goal. My monthly book sale goal is to sell at least 20 books a month. I achieved that, so I increased it to 50 books. I achieved that also, so I changed it again to 100 books. What this means is I have 6 more days to achieve this goal. Think I can do it?
Tag Archives: Motivation
What’s My Story
What’s my story? Do you know? Click on the picture above to find out all about it.
I hope everyone has a merry invest-mas tomorrow. What this means is that you are no longer investing in things without a return on your investments. This means friendships, relationships, partnerships, feelings, stock, and other things that decrease your chances of gaining a wholistic wealth management approach on life
How Do You Measure Success?
I hope you are having an amazing day. In creating content for 30+ days, I thought I would focus on success, motivation, talent, and igniting the fire burning deep inside you.
We all need a little motivation every now and again. When you think about success, how do you measure it? Success is measured differently by many people. Some people measure success regarding 6 likes and 500 views or 25 likes and 30 comments. While other people measure it by how many products and services they have produced for their consumers.
There’s no right or wrong way to measure success. You just have to identify how you will measure success in the future. You will want to make sure you don’t measure success by the amount of likes and shares you receive. This may not be a true indication of success. You also do not what to train yourself to believe likes equals success, which isn’t true.
Ways in which I measure success is by reflecting on past and current information, such as page views, book sales, and programs I am being invited to speak at or attend. An example of this is my book sales, page views, and interactions with my page has doubled. I have also been awarded various opportunities to speak with college students, preschool children, and complete discussions to bring light towards difficult conversations.
I am saying this to say, you have to measure success on your terms, using your tools for success. There’s no other way or you’ll become accustomed to comparing yourself to others when trying to identify your goals, objectives, and measures of success.
Being Faithful in Your Dreams/Passion and Faithful in God
Question for all of you: do you think being faithful in your dreams/passion has some of the same qualities of being faithful with God or your religion?
I was talking to a friend on Wednesday. We’ve know each other for about 12 years. We’ve had our ups and downs, but have stayed friends no matter what. As I was talking to this individual, we were moved to talk about faith in your passion and faith in God. Isn’t it interesting the things you say or talk about in the moment. This conversation then amplifies your thoughts and helps you open your understanding.
When I think about faith, I think about having a total belief in something. Believing in something without the visual or tangible proof that it is actually there. Just knowing and having an innate feeling and determination. Now let’s look at the Merriam-Webster definition of faith: « Faith is the allegiance to duty or a person, fidelity to one’s promises, sincerity of intentionsacted in good faith, belief and trust in and loyalty to God, belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion, and firm belief in something for which there is no proof.”
Now let’s look at God, religion, and dreams/passion. To accepted GOD or a different religion in your life is to be faithful in the word, to accept the message, and to practice the scripture so that your life may exude the teachings and blessings of living a righteous life. To accept your God given gifts/talents is be faithful in what you were given or had the ability to cultivate, to accept your purpose, and to practice living on purpose. As you can see, being faithful in your passion can look very similar to being faithful in God.
You can be faithful in your passion, while also being faithful in God and/or your religion. Sometimes these things go hand-in-hand and sometimes they look very similar. When you’re passionate about something, you believe wholeheartedly in yourself and your future. You will move heaven and earth to make your dreams come true. You may not see success now, but you continue to push because you are faithful in your future. This is the same for God or a religion. You believe wholeheartedly in your religion, you move heaven on earth to attend church activities and functions, and although you cannot always see what you believe in, you still move forward with faith.
Being Fully Invested in Yourself
Are you fully vested in yourself? In order to answer this question, we have to consider the definition and usage of fully vested? Regarding stock options and retirement benefits, this just means “a person has rights to the full amount of some benefit, most commonly employee benefits such as stock options, profit sharing, or retirement benefits.”
The first question you have to ask yourself is what is my passion? The next immediate question you have to ask is how many years do I need to work in my passion or what measure of success do I need to make in order to be fully vested in myself? This is a case-by-case basis because not everyone’s goals are the same or measures success the same way. Some people may identify they are fully vested after 3 years and some will say after 7 years. Some people measure success by increases in supporters and some by increases in demand.
My story is that I stay vested in myself. This way I don’t have to get ready when opportunities present themselves. I don’t let the no’s get to me or at least too much. Ha, ha! You can’t imagine how many times I have been told no or yes with no follow up. If we are speaking honestly, those things get to me at first, but then I ask myself, is this no going to stop me. Then I say absolutely not. I sometimes take a break to clear my head and thoughts. Then I come back full throttle.
I’ve been fully vested in myself for over 10 years now. Are you fully vested in yourself?
Waking the Sleeping Giant Inside of You
How do you wake a sleeping giant inside of you who has been in hibernation for years? Right now, you’re probably wondering what in the world is the woman talking about. I am talking about a dream deferred as Langston Hughes would say. A dream set a side. A dream pushed to the back of your mind for other things were more important (Raising children, taking care of a family, emergencies, etc.) Now, you know what I’m talking ‘bout?
Of course you do because you’re probably reading this acknowledging the exact dream you let slip away. I told my self it’s time for me to push you towards accomplishing your goals, just as I have been pushing myself. For the next 30+ days, I am going to post things that assist me with continuing to push myself and things I say to myself to motivate me. Feel free to apply these methods to yourself or revamp and reuse.
Don’t Let Fear Stop You
I want talk to you today about God given gifts and talents. I truly believe that there are some of us who are living to our fullest potential and there are some of us who are not. And that’s truly ok because I also believe there’s a time for everything and everyone. However, living through your gifts/talents doesn’t happen over night. You have to tap into your gifts by doing. This just means that if a poet or writer want to be great at what they do, it takes more then just thinking about it. It takes practice, patience, and disappointment. I call it a great recipe for success because often the disappointment turns into satisfaction as long as you are willing to adjust your goals and stick with it for the long haul.
The number one reason we choose not to use our gifts is because of fear. Fear of rejection. Fear of letting others inside our minds. Fear of how we will be perceived. Fear of failure. Fear our ideas will be stolen by others. And fear of the unknown.
Just think if God allowed fear to stop him from creating the world. Or fear stopped your parents from making decisions to relocate, have children, and even get married. I am so glad that many of us have decided to dismiss fear and start living in our purpose on purpose.
-Live on purpose
Preparation Makes the Load a Little Easier to Carry
For some people, things come so natural. However, for other people like myself “Preparation makes the load a little easier to carry.” And that’s quite alright. No one is perfect and meant to know things immediately. Preparation doesn’t make perfect, but it gives you a foundation.
Take athletes and music artists for example, they have to continuously prepare for competitions and performances. Some of them participate in vocal lessons, cyphers, or training camps to help them prepare their voices, body, and skills.