As winter came to an end, I found myself looking deep into my soul about the way I wanted to spend the rest of the year
My main concern was the frustration and, many days, anger that I felt because of my current status in the workplace and in my social network. I felt that my work was going unappreciated and my talent going unnoticed. I realized after time of meditation and prayer that the anger and frustration was my cue to change and move forward, using what gifts and talents were already inside of me sitting dormant.
Many of us are challenged with life in general. The hustle and bustle of daily life, the stress of family, employment and society makes it hard sometimes to stop and take a deep breath. If our status seems comfortable when we do exhale, we don’t realize that our life will stop right there for no particular reason except it is a safe parking spot. No commitment, no obligation, just left alone in a comfortable place. I lost myself in my comfort zone. My passion, my ambition, and my drive had turned into only being a person that helped to build others, forgetting that I too have a promise for my life.
I know while you are reading this you are screaming, “yes that’s me”! I am so glad that you identified with the scenario, but the challenge is now taking the next step and to come out. So many of us, including me, have prayed for an increase in our lives financially and placement in a bigger picture in the world. Whether it is a management position, running your own business, being able to accept larger consulting contracts and having more free time, these are areas that are important to everyone. You sit and count your years of service, your education, maybe even the times that others stop you and remind you of how good you really are at what you do. All these things don’t seem to add up during your Sunday-Sunday life. The first step will start with you finding yourself.
Feelings of wasting away means it is time for increase beginning within. When you begin to see the person in the mirror on a different level, walking into a life of promise, you must take hold, grab and receive. You also want to embrace the positive momentum that has built around you that you are not actually walking in. Simply, beginning to see yourself as others see you! To begin, you want to always have your motivation and goals in front of you. Then begin to list what it will take to meet the challenge and who can help you go there. Remember with every successful goal, there are steps that must be taken. When you take small steps, the bigger picture does not seem unattainable. Surround yourself with others who take time to motivate and push you.
If for some reason no one is there to celebrate you, that’s good! Your first fan must be you…the person that you see in the mirror. Love that person, embrace that person, know the person’s strengths and fears. Soon, you will have those around you that will celebrate who you are and what you have become! The more you begin to exercise success and be proud of your accomplishments, the more you will find yourself moving higher and higher every day. Turn the anger into ambition to move into another level of your life. There is destiny and purpose waiting for you. It is not to always make someone else look good; it is to see good while working your plan.
Repeat to yourself: I will find you and become the reflection of who I see; greatness from the inside out! Congratulations on your new found freedom!