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.

Maya The Great! (In Memory of Dr. Maya Angelou)

This post is dedicated to Maya Angelou.  I never had the honor of meeting her but she was definitely an inspiration.  Just hearing her speak made me want to write down all of my thoughts.  I felt that maybe one day I would write something that the whole world would want to read, just as she did.  I could sit and listen to Maya’s poems…hanging on every word.  There’s no denying the lady was brilliant.  She overcame so much in her life and became something so great.  She has left a mark on my life because now I am crazy enough to believe that I can be great too.  Dr. Maya Angelou, may you rest in peace!

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!