I know I am a week late but...HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope your first week in the New Year started off with nothing but good vibes. I have entered the year with a clean heart and positive vibes. I'm staying in good spirits because in my mind, that is the only way for the year to be successful. The energy you put into the world is so contagious. I've learned over the years that the type of energy you put into the world is the same kind you get back into your life. So, I'm starting on a good note knowing that in return my year will end the same. This year I'm determined to be an improved and more mature version of myself. It is not about completely changing, it is about growth.
I don't know why...but I've been having a great feeling about 2017 since November. I was going through a lot prior to then. I was in a very dark place. I mean so dark if you waved your hand in front of my face, I couldn't see the shadow of it. I thought I reached the end and just wanted to quit the life I was living. I just wanted to try and live what I consider to be a boring, routine and normal life. I was feeling completely lost and drained. I tried to convince myself that I couldn't push through, that I couldn’t make it, knowing damn well I'm not built to be mediocre. No matter how hard I tried to believe I wanted that…that just isn’t the life I am designed to live. As Eric Thomas said, “Stop being Gazelles! You’re not average. You’re not even good. You were born to be great”! I swear to you, that rings in my head every single day. After listening to his album many times, everything he speaks to you sinks in. This thing is no joke! Even with me being in a dark place, I was able to pull myself out of it because my consciousness wouldn’t allow it. There is a drive within me thatkeeps pushing me to be great! It keeps reminding me that I am stronger than I think. All the hard work I’ve done and the many successes that I have accomplished can’t go to waste. Every single moment gets me that much closer to my goals.
Thanks to close family and friends I've made it out of that dark place. Now, I'm reaching for the light and feeling even more motivated and inspired. I’ve always had high goals but this time I’m more hungry than I was before. Every year is filled with 365 days (except leap years), which gives one 365 opportunities to take advantage of, well...opportunities. This is not the time to back down or let anyone tell you that you can’t. We have to stay focused and stay encouraged. Even if we feel like we’ve hit rock bottom. The best thing about hitting rock bottom is, there is nowhere else to go but to the very top from there. I learned that from the new animated movie “Sing” (great movie btw, lol).
I always heard that writing down your goals creates a roadmap to achieving them. I’ve been hearing that for years, but was too lazy to do it. I was always that person that would be like “ah, I already know what I want to do, I don’t need to write it down to get it done”. Boy was I wrong. I always ended up forgetting details or ideas, and thathas hindered my growth. It has made it harder to achieve my goals. This year I’m writing everything down. I’m building an agenda for myself. I’m taking notes. I’m creating calendars, vision boards, and lists. I’m doing it all. I’ve got to take my goals and business more seriously if I want to see a better outcome, and I am encouraging you all to do the same. No more playing games. It’s time for us to get more focused and kick a**! Eric Thomas said “lions get a lot done in only 4 hours. They sleep for 20 hours and grind hard to eat for the other 4 hours. They make it happen”. For some motivation to push through day by day, I encourage you all to listen to his album. Time to get into straight beast mode!
2017 is ours! Whatever hardship you went through in 2016, leave that where it is…in the past! Everything happens for a reason. Use what you’ve been through to push you, to make you stronger. Allow that to motivate you. Use those moments as learning experiences to make your future even brighter than it was before. Stay focused! Stay encouraged! Stay on top! Attack 2017 with all that you got. Eat!