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Elicit action versus inaction: What is the real issue?


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What inspires some to achieve their goals and others to quit and not achieve their stated goals is what I continue to face daily.  We are all different, yet, I believe we are all equipped with what we need to live our best life.

1. Is it because it is not the right time or “life” got in the way?  I have had people to divorce, bury a loved one, be diagnosed with cancer and still feel compelled to finish what they started. Until whatever you are trying to achieve is a priority, it will not be a priority.

2. Is it because family and/or friends are not supportive? I am sure you heard of stories when friends laughed at someone’s idea. Take Walt Disney and the creation of Disneyland.  If Walt Disney  had listened to “that idea is impossible”, would families get to enjoy Disneyland and Disney World?
3. Is it because work is so stressful, and the person does not have time to work on a paper or study for a test? Or is it more about balancing time and making their studies a priority? There have been stories of single mothers, or mothers who work a full-time job and in supervisory and managerial roles seek higher education to open up doors. Some of these mothers had young children at the time  (under age 5) and utilized the resources they had to achieve their goals. Many claim that their children were their inspiration or wanting a “better” job.
4. Is it more about time management and not having the time to accomplish their goals? We all have 24 hours in a day.  It is what we do with the time (Joseph Ferrari PhD, Procrastination ). I am guilty of saying “time got away from me.” Is it more about procrastination or just not wanting to do whatever it is you should do? or the lack of belief in oneself to accomplish set goals/dreams? I will usually remind myself that now that I know better, the amount of time I have should not be an excuse for not achieving my goals. Mom would always tell me that “if you really want to do something, you will”.
I have to catch myself and think it is not time’s fault. I am making excuses for not getting the job done, lack belief in myself, and the confidence to carry out the task, or do I really want to do whatever it is.  Why or why not, I might ask?
5. Is it about that they do not have the resources or know people to help them achieve their goals? Did you research resources or mentors to help you achieve your goals? Are you saying that your success is dependent on what others do for you? That you do not have the skills or resources to get things done? What are the right questions you need to ask?  How many times was Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul rejected? You probably know Sean John Comb’s (Puff Daddy’) rise to fame and that he worked as an intern at Uptown Records.
6. Is it because they didn’t understand the product or task at hand? Well, then I ask did the person seek help? The internet is exploding with information, and usually resources are made known by an organization you want to work for. I have heard of individuals being persistent and not stopping until their question was answered or they got what they want via determination and hard work.  Mothers have applied for jobs with very little experience and have also become entrepreneurs.
7. Is it because the person is not ready? A mother may not be ready to be a single parent; however, she may be determined to care for her offspring regardless of the father’s involvement.  I know.  I have been there. A person may not be ready to take a test or exam, but feel like its time and that he or she has studied enough.

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn

8. Is it because of fear? Many individuals may have been fearful to check their blood sugar, yet they summoned the courage to do so because they wanted to live a better quality of health or did not want to end up like a relative who may have had to have both legs amputated.
9. Is it because no one showed you how? Many inventions were made due to pure curiosity, desire to change the world, and hard work. (Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, etc.)
10. Is it because that person was tired or hungry? How many times have you gone hours without eating or sleeping working on your goals (paper, studying for a test, doing something for someone else)  until it dawned on you your last meal or the current time?
11. Is it because you are not the right color, religion, or an eloquent speaker, too tall, skinny, overweight, from the wrong neighborhood, etc. The changes you make should be for you and not for others. We all have our own journey and have special gifts, talents, and skills. Why are you not accepted as you are? Is it more about the other person’s judgement of you than who you truly are?
12. Is it because you do not have the money to do what you want to do (i.e. start a business)? What about “rags to riches”? What about Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz (1987), Oprah Winfrey at the age of 19 becoming the first African American correspondent in Nashville and moving to Chicago to work for an AM show which eventually became the Oprah Winfrey show (1983)?, Ralph Lauren?, and others?

There are so many reasons that can be thought of why we do not achieve our goals. Until we get to the root of our behavior, how do we expect to achieve our goals? What do you believe about yourself and what you can accomplish?  Are you confident in your abilities to get things done when you should?




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Who are you doing the work for?

Are you designing your life or just surviving to make ends meet? Is life just about surviving or living? What wakes you up in the morning? What habits are you developing and maintaining? 
Until we question our life, we will continue to do the things we are doing. 
Make today great!

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You have every right to be here. You were designed for a reason with a calling that only you can fulfill. If anyone tries to tell you differently, please know that their actions and words say more about them, than you. 

How do you get past the negative talk? 

1. Know your truth. There are no mistakes. You were born for reasons, and it is your responsibility to find out those reasons.

2. Seek like-minded individuals such as a mentor, coach, tribe, etc.

3. Spend less time with people who belittle you and the things you do. Do not feed off their negative emotions, even if they are family members.

4. Understand that everyone is not given the same vision. If your vision or dream consumes you, go for it. That’s your calling.

5. Let go of disappointments, anger, or any negative emotions or feelings that you have. Quiet the noise inside , so that the noise outside does not affect you as much.
Make today great!

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Who is your friend?

Inspired by my mom…

you can choose either anger, hate, jealousy, love, forgiveness, or compassion. Keep in mind that we tend to become like the ones we hang around the most.

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Treating the symptom

Instead of treating the symptom, we have to get to the root of who we are. Until we do that, we will continue to spin the same web. We get caught up in the same behaviors that are unhealthy for us-mind, body, and spirit. 
Make today great!!


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What if we treated every event in our lives as a step closer to living our best life-to being our true self? The pain, the loss, anger, and disappointment are to bring you/me closer to being a compassionate and loving being. We could then truly see how resilient we are. We could experience unconditional forgiveness. Could we then see that everyone is on the journey of healing? We are all at different points-not good or bad…just at different points along our journey. 
Being a single mom is to bring us closer.

Being without your biological father or mother is to bring us closer. 

Being abused/neglected is to bring us closer.

Losing a loved one is to bring us closer…

Experiencing love or hate is to bring us closer…..etc. 
How can we take our eyes off the messenger and focus on the message?

Make today great. We do not know how long we are here.

Timika Chambers

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Who are you?

Sometimes you may question who you are and if you are on the right track. Assess, plan, act, and evaluate your beliefs, values, and goals on a consistent basis. Do not underestimate the power of positive reinforcement. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals. They are out there. Protect your thoughts and the information that circulates around you. It is okay to listen to the message at times. Do not become the message if the information does not fit you. You got this!

I hope you are having a great day.