When you’ve been living in one place for years, your surroundings can become a little boring. Some people do full redesign projects while others opt to change paint colors or add new furniture pieces here or there. Personally, I rearrange my bedroom and living room about three times a year just to shake things up.
Whatever your preference is, you can probably agree that transforming your living space gives you a boost of energy that can be beneficial for your mood and creativity. So today I’m sharing a clever way for you to shake up your space fairly quickly and easy.
In my short 29 years of life there’s one fact that I’ve come to learn and accept: as sure as you’ll live to see day after day, you’ll also see troubles in your life from time to time.
Of course it feels great to imagine our days consistently stress-free, picture perfect and easy but that’s not reality nor can I think back to any mantra, scripture or quote that promised us it would be that way. We can even “choose” to not let people, things and situations stress us out, but the possibility that they will or that those situations would even arise still remains.
You already knew this post was coming! It’s that time of year where most people reflect on their lives, businesses and relationships and set new goals or resolutions for how they can be improved.
I think I mention this every year but if you haven’t already seen it, you will see a lot of criticism of this trend across social media. People spend more time complaining online about others wanting to make goals and resolutions than they do working on themselves. I’m telling you now – forget them. Goal setting is a major key to success and choosing not to set goals for your life is not only irresponsible, it’s flat out dumb.
Life comes at you fast. One day you could be on top of the world and the next day you’re fighting to smile. Sometimes it just goes like that – and we are all aware of the possibility.
The past few days have been long for me, mostly because I’ve been participating in Vlogmas and trying to actually make good on my commitment to be successful with it. Maybe it’s the gloomy, cold weather that is playing with my emotions. Maybe it’s watching people close to me go through hardships and trying to be there for them as and when I have hardships of my own. Maybe it’s just “one of them days” that Monica sang about.
Whatever it is, I decided to shake it off after being reminded that life could be a whole lot worse.
Some people desire to launch their own businesses, some want to find that special someone they can marry and start a family with while others want to rid themselves of debt. When you really think about all the many desires we have as humans, the list could go on forever. The thing about these desires, or ambitions if you want to use another word, is that they don’t just come to life on their own. There is always some level of action that must be taken in order to see them come to pass.
The word ambition* means “a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.”
Personally I have many ambitions but making it to Heaven and being a mentally and financially thriving entrepreneur definitely are at the top of my list. I work hard everyday to reach these (and other) goals of mine. But yesterday after hearing a sermon at CityHeart Church, I realized that I’ve been doing it all wrong. There was once a time as and when I would get in my feelings about being corrected by the Word, but yesterday I felt like Pastor Kevin had screwed all of our metaphorical light bulbs on and given us the real key to success. (Sorry, DJ Khaled.) Continue Reading