Motivational Monday | You Are a Product of Your Thoughts

Mahatma Gandhi

I hate to hear people complain about what they can’t do, as if someone has them on a leash and is restraining them. If you put your mind to it, it can and will happen. It may not happen when or how you want it to, but it will eventually happen. Honestly, I would never have assumed that I’d be where I am in both personal and professional aspects of my life if you had asked me just four years ago entering college. Yes, my plans are a little different now than they were initially, but ultimately I set goals, altered plans, and worked toward the goals that I needed to follow my action plan.

What needs to be understood is that we all face adversities. While some may seem greater or more difficult than others, that is far from the truth because in reality the success in the face of one’s adversity is dependent on their individual determination to overcome their struggle.  What I find to be an easy to overcome obstacle may be the breaking point for someone else. Since we’re all different we will all fight our battles in various ways and we may or may not end up with the same conclusion. Two people facing the same situation will more than likely handle it differently because there is usually more than one way to resolve an issue or tackle a problem.

Also, STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS. Your chapter 5 could be someone another person’s chapter 1. Don’t look at what is happening in your associates life and assume that you aren’t going to get to your goal because they’ve already reached a particular point and you haven’t. What’s for you, is for you. The fact that you haven’t made it just means that life has more to offer and teach you before you reach that particular chapter in your life. It does you no justice to sit around looking at what others have already achieved and harping on what you haven’t yet achieved. Consider all the things you have done, are doing, and plan to do. Learn to appreciate what you already have before you think you deserve more.

You can’t walk around feeding negativity into your environment expecting positive outcomes. That makes absolutely no sense! Find positivity in your situations and learn to speak your goals into existence. Think about the steps you need to take daily, weekly, and monthly to achieve what you want. Share your dreams and positive light with others.

No matter how hard the journey becomes, never forget the end game. If something throws you off of your path, make a new one. Just don’t make excuses.


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