I woke up Friday and thought “damn, is it really August?” With this year flying by and so much going on, there’s still a list full of things to look forward to. I always try to set goals or expectations for myself monthly/weekly. Of course those goals and expectations are realistic ones that are obtainable. This month I promised myself to commit more of my time to doing things that contribute to my future success. Before I worked on that goal, I had to really think about the way that I defined success first. I think when most people think of success they think, celebrity status, popularity, loads of money, and an over the top lifestyle. My vision of success has always been a bit different. I never imagined being famous or wanting to be known. As a matter of fact, when I first started blogging it was all in an effort to help others, that mission hasn’t changed and NEVER will. I remember lying on the floor in my hallway about five years ago texting a friend about my writing dreams. I raved on and on about how I don’t care if I never make money, I just want to do what I love and share it with the world. Success is Passion and Passion is undeniable success.
I see success as living out your divine purpose in life. Success to me is utilizing your God given talents, not just for your own gratification, but for the sake of others as well. I see myself already climbing that ladder and it’s fulfilling to my soul. I’ve always had goals and it’s just a matter of speaking the things you want in your life into existence and working for them. As a kid I’ve always spoken on what I wanted and what I was going to have and worked hard, it all eventually happened. Nothing about me has changed, I still operate exactly the same. In so many ways I am a business woman. I hold the title of being a business woman proudly. I work hard and commit to everything I take on 100%. I work hard so that I am not just dreaming of things I am having them, all while being stable. I strongly believe that a portion of success is stability as well. I strive to be able to do what I love and have that stability in life so that I am working, confident, and comfortable. Success is purposed and passion. I smile everyday knowing that I am living and growing into what is meant for my life. It’s nothing like recognizing that and embracing it. I want to live through it all and not rush a thing. Work hard and enjoy the fruits of my labor with my friends and loved ones. 🙂 August goals are pretty simple in my world. All I want to do is continue to work toward success and be proud of it. The other day I found myself embracing my day job and just being so proud of how far I have come career wise. Most people dread getting out of bed daily, hating the idea of working for someone else. I used to but I learned that it’s only supporting me and contributing to where I am headed. Never hate or dread a lesson in life or anything that supports your growth as an individual. In my world the hard work and dedication is what gets you to that next level. I could never hate the idea of working hard or having a job because it’s contributed so much to me as a writer and a person overall. I’ve matured and learned so much that it’s to the point it’s something I sincerely love. Working has taught me things that I could never have learned on my own or taught myself. It’s just certain things we gain knowledge on in life based on experience. You literally have to experience it to be able to relate to it. I’ll carry all of this with me in the future too. Drake’s infamous lyrics: “Started from the bottom now we here” are a true testament to life. I love hearing that song and thinking about where I came from and how far I have to go, but the reward when I make it. You have to start somewhere to get somewhere. It pays to be grateful and passionate about your current success, because it attracts promising and future successes you couldn’t even imagine.
I know there is so much that I wish to achieve but time takes time, and I have to go with the flow of that time. I have to work on me and grow a little. It’s a must that I am prepared for where my life is headed. I want to outgrow the habit of setting unrealistic expectations on myself. I want to step out of setting goals and not fulfilling them along with taking life one day at a time. You ever feel as if you’re in a rush to get nowhere? Yeah, so do I. “Some people are moving fast and in a rush to get no where daily.” Each day is another brick applied to the foundation that we’re designing to stabilize our future success. Building and branding takes time, dedication, and hard work. When I finally get there, I do not want to just feel as if I deserved it, I want to know it. I want to feel like I just ran a 5 day marathon and finally made it to the finish line. Success is to be earned and achieved, how can one be proud of something that they didn’t work hard for? Remember always work to become and NEVER to acquire. I am not sure what you’re goals are for August but I hope they are aligned with your future. I love to inspire others to know that success comes in many forms and many different packages however, how will one ever discover this while lacking the ability to work toward it? I am wishing you all a successful month and tons of present success. God has great things in store for us all but it is all dependent on what we choose to believe in, work hard for, and achieve.
“I never dreamed of success. I worked for it.”
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.