How do you start off on the right foot?

Okay, so the weekend is over and a new week is beginning.  So how do you start off on the right foot?  Will this week be perfect? No.  Will you face challenges? Yes.  You may receive bad news this week.  Things may not go as planned.  A deal may fall through.  Someone you trust may betray you.  There are all sorts of things that could go wrong.  But, you have to remember that life is unpredictable.  You have to make the best out of every situation.  You cannot stop living a productive life because of the challenges you may face.  Believe in your ability to handle every situation that may come your way this week.  You are strong and capable of great things.  This week may not be easy, but you will prevail.  Just start off on the right foot.  Make up in your mind to be positive no matter what.  Always keep a good, clear picture in the back of your mind.  Just like you set the background picture on your computer, tablet or phone, do the same with this week.  Set a positive background picture in your mind.  Whatever background you have set for yourself this week will remain no matter what may come your way.  In writing this blog post, I wonder if I am preparing myself for something this week? Maybe.  If you are reading this, I hope you have a great week and know that whatever happens you will prevail.

Jump In!

You didn’t get off on the wrong foot.  You are not a failure.  It’s not too late.  Keep the faith.  Don’t give up.  Everything will be alright.  Take a leap of faith.  Follow your heart.  Live your dreams.  Jump in! Even the best of the best make mistakes.  Nobody is perfect.  Everyone has doubted themselves at one time or another.  You can’t give up on yourself.  Please don’t.  Take one day at a time.  This is simple, but I am sure that someone needs to hear this.  Jump in! You don’t realize how great you are now but you have to keep pushing to find out.  You can be as good as the greatest if you jump into your purpose and follow through.  I’m jumping in and following through with my dreams.  I will not quit.  I will not allow temporary discomfort to permanently cancel my destiny and you shouldn’t either.  Jump in!

Stop making us wait!

I know you are tired. I know you have been through so much. I know life can be pretty tough. I know you wish you were in a better place right now, but you’re not. I know it may make more since for you to wait it out and stand on the sidelines; watching everyone else pursue their dreams. You say your time will come, and true….it will, but at some point you’ve got to get off the bench and get in the game. Start today. Don’t wait. Get out of the “planning stages” and just do it.

I contemplated for years about writing a book, then finally co-authored two books. Was my material #1 best-seller? No, but in my eyes it was. Why? because I did it afraid. I stopped listening to all of the negativity (which mostly came from me)…actually, all of which came from me. My next move was to start blogging. Do I have a #1 blog? No, but I started it when I didn’t have an ounce of confidence in myself…I just did it. Basically, what I’m trying to stress to you is…YOU CAN DO IT!

So what if you fail the first couple of times! The most devastating thing you could ever do at this point is give up on your dreams. Start right where you are. Keep working towards your goals. Keep pushing yourself and you will see doors open and opportunities will become available. How do I know? I’m in the process right now. There are days I want to quit, but I’ve already put myself out there. There is no turning back to the way things were.

P.S. Spread love today…it’s perfect!