From month to month, things happen in our lives. The past few months have presented complex situations and adversity. Still, we overcome! We overcome because we are greater than situations and adversity.
Last year, I was overcome with chronic back pain. I learned I had several discs in my spine that were out of alignment causing a pinched nerve in my lower back. My initial thought was, "Lord, why? If it isn't one thing, it's another." Eventually, my thinking shifted to, "Lord, I'm grateful that I know this was occurring in my body and can now take the necessary steps to fix it."
Previously, I talked about having a success formula. In this blog, I will share how I W.I.N. First, am I willing to win? This may seem like a no-brainer, but some people don't want to win in life. They want to coast by under the radar. They want to do the bare minimum, which isn't necessarily winning. Winning is relative to all of us. For me, winning is achieving my goals and dreams, being able to bless others, and setting myself up to take care of multiple generations in my family (long after I have left this Earth). Winning to me is leaving a footprint in this Earth that can never be erased. Winning also means sacrifice, taking risks, acting even when I am afraid (and I'm afraid A LOT).
Everybody has a success formula. The thing about a success formula is that it only works for the person who designed it. Think of a success formula in terms of a template. In theory, that template should work. However, it is the operator who makes the template work. If the operator has difficulty with the template, the template can be perfect and still won't yield results for the operator. Your success formula may not be like the next person's. Success isn't a one-size-fits-all thing. It may work for a little while but eventually the bottom drops out. Formulas, like math, evolve because the variables change. Thus, whatever formula you are using to achieve success must adjust to those changing variables. If not, it's not a success formula. Take some time to think about what works for you, tweak it, work it again and tweak it as many times as necessary until you find what works for you. When the variables change, you'll be able to change without struggling and without frustration.
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One of the hardest things many of us face is casting vision for ourselves. It may seem easy to sit and imagine where we want to go or what we want to do with our lives. Unfortunately, with all the distractions of life, nothing can be farther from the truth. Sometimes using our imagination is hard. We have so many things bombarding our minds that we can't focus. Life has kicked many of us so hard, we can't fathom the idea of it being better let alone having what we want. Sometimes we need a jump start! In the video above, I share some tips on how you can jump start your imagination to cast vision for yourself.
Why are boundaries so hard? It would seem that we, as adults and professionals, should find the setting of boundaries fairly simple to do. Unfortunately, it is much more difficult. Situations complicate matters, making it even more difficult to establish and even maintain boundaries. However, boundaries are necessary for our growth and development. They are necessary for our health! For some of us, we can set boundaries for certain areas of our lives while leaving other areas open and vulnerable. When setting boundaries, it is important to determine the goal/purpose. What is the end-goal. What is the purpose of the boundary? Sometimes the boundary is more for others than ourselves. Whatever the reason, establish your boundaries and (most importantly) commit to them!
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