We are half-way through the year that has actually gone by so fast! Before we know it, we will be in December! Can you guys believe that?
Over the past few months, I have realized that my sister and I are more alike than meets the eye. The other day though, I was thinking just how much wiser she is than I was at that age. Then I thought about who I am now and all the ideas I now know. Ideas that would have blown my mind back then and maybe saved me from a lot!
These are some of the things I wish I had learned earlier, but so glad I know now:
Limiting beliefs are a real thing
So many times I heard the ‘what you think and believe is what you end up manifesting’ phrase. It, however, only started making sense when I realized that every time I said I couldn’t do a thing because of the many excuses I would give, I ended up failing at it.
This became so real not so long ago when I was trusting God for something huge and I remember someone who thought I was pushing myself too much. Maybe because of my background, all I needed to do, and yet I didn’t know how I would do it and all, but my beliefs were different. And it worked out!
So whatever your excuses may be, don’t let them limit you to just your little sphere. You have more within you!
Things never go the way you want them to go
Just look at this year. Need I say more?
We all had so much hope and so many plans for this year. But then, things didn’t go as planned.
So plan, but commit it to God, and even though it may not work out as you wanted it to, God will establish your plans according to His will.
Make your plans, entrust, trust, and be patient.
Drinking water is good for you
I used to be the one glass a day kind of girl. Until I met a boy (I knowwww) who changed my life! He would remind me to take water until ultimately, it became a habit for me.
Take as much water as possible. You’ll see the benefits…I promise.
It’s only a failure if you don’t learn from it
This one has been a big one for me. Growing up I was always afraid to fail. It started with school and then just kept following me into other aspects of my life. I often found myself not trying something new if I didn’t think I would succeed before I even started. I’m ashamed to admit it took me as long as it did to understand this idea, but failure is not a bad thing. It’s what you do after you fail that determines if it is actually a failure. It would be nice if everything we tried worked, but that is not exactly reality. Failure is only failure if you stop right at that point! However, if you decide to not walk away, but instead, figure out what went wrong, you will find the solution that makes it a success. If not the second time, the third and so on.
Loving someone should not mean losing you
Let me tell you guys something you definitely don’t know about me. I am one of those people in a relationship who commits with their all. Like even in the process, I become so aligned in their world, to a point that I could easily lose myself.
But when you lose yourself, that’s not love.
Make sure that in loving someone, you continue doing things for YOU.
Enjoy time spent with your family
I wanted to move so bad. When I finally did, I started missing my family and all the moments we used to share.
I don’t know if I had learned this lesson earlier it would have changed something, but I’m glad I know it now.
Take action beyond your comfort zone
Remember the first book I read this year? Yes, this one.
Let me just say, Shonda, I have failed you. But I will make it up to you.
Just read this book and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Speak up, or others will speak up for you
This would have definitely saved me from a lot back then. I found my voice not so long ago, but I’m glad I did. It has made a huge difference for me.
But then, you should always know when to speak, and when to keep quiet and be the bigger person. So use your voice in the right way.
See You Next Week!