We were purposely made.

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Don’t give up

Roller coaster life


Up and down you go,
Sometimes fast & sometimes slow,
To the left, to the right,
Until your dreams and goals appear out of sight.

Bouts of laughter, copious tears

Catching a glimpse of never-ending fears,
Keep your eyes on the prize.
You will look back with amazed eyes.
You are more than your circumstances.
Give yourself unlimited chances.
To soar as high as you can go,
You are where you belong and rightfully so
Stronger, clearer, and focused,

Beaten up, but not hopeless,

Sit back and relax, here comes your stop.

Look at you rising to the top.

Set realistic expectations & know every day may not go as planned.  Have a Plan A, Plan B, and a Plan C.  If you are always quitting when unexpected things happen, will this be your habitual way of handling life when things get “tough?”

Be prepared for what you ask for.  If you want to live in New York, do not be surprised when the perfect job offer is in New York.  If you prayed for a good man to show up, try not to self-sabotage the relationship because of your unresolved issues.

Remind yourself daily of your goals and dreams.  I have my “mirror words” and flash cards at my bedside to remind me of what I want to accomplish.  I also have a vision board above my desk.  Maybe it is time to take up meditation and daily visualization for yourself. Put sticky notes where you can see them daily (frig, mirror, door, etc.)

Consistent work.  There are days when we do not feel like doing whatever it is we should be doing (writing,  practicing an instrument, making cold calls to get the word out about your business, etc.) I know I have days I just want to relax and not do anything.   If we are not working towards our dreams/goals, who are we working for?  If we want our life to change, we have to be willing to change our life.  How many times have you lounge around the house and said you were not going to do anything that day? You were in your pajamas sitting on the couch watching your favorite TV show.  Your friend call, and as soon as you heard the words, “I need you” for something, you got dressed in under 5 minutes.

Consistent work intensifies your desire to achieve your dreams/goals.

If you are consistent in your behavior, your actions will eventually become second nature (usually under 3 months).

If you can do it for others, you can do it for yourself.  How can we truly be there for others when we cannot be there for ourselves?





Lesson 8: Don’t just be sorry..

If you are truly sorry for your behavior, then you will try not to do it anymore…whether it is:

1. Calling someone outside of his or her name….
2. Raising your voice at someone
3. Being late for an event that is important to someone else
4. Forgetting a birthday or anniversary and no known decrease in mental function
5. Turning in your homework past the deadline
6. Saying you were going to do something and you did not
7. Missing a scheduled call to discuss something
8. Hitting someone 
9. Returning something you borrowed at a much later date or not at all
10. Lying

Mother held us accountable when we would apologize for our behavior. “Try your best not to do it again” is what our mother would say. Saying you are sorry should mean something. Words meant something, but your actions meant more.


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