Start Small, Stay Motivated & Keep Pushin’!

With time I’ve realized that I’ve hindered myself from being the absolute best version of myself that I could be. Yes, I’ve set goals verbally but no I didn’t write them down nor did I consider a plan b.

If you want to accomplish a big goal write it down and also include the small things that are needed to accomplish that goal. Also remember that accomplishing small things don’t differ from accomplishing something big. It’s all progress and as long as you’re trying to improve things usually fall in place.

I don’t think I realized how powerful writing things down were until I heard it on an interview and I actually thought about it. Everything that I’d ever written down I accomplished. Opposed to the things that I said verbally those things didn’t go so well.

I’m a visual learner and I also have a photographic memory so once I jot it down, I know what I have to do to accomplish it! & lets just say I get it done!!

If you’re a procrastinator like myself and you feel like you need to get things done. I challenge you to make a game plan for yourself! WRITE IT DOWN! Start small and work your way up to the big things. When you start to accomplish the small things you’ll stay motivated to keep going!

Be a better you for you! Start small, stay motivated, and keep pushin’!

Teish R.

Finding Your Fire!

 

“Find your Fire”, when I say this I mean find something that you are extremely passionate about, it really doesn’t matter what it may be! This was something that I struggled with, I knew what I was good at but I couldn’t seem to implement it with something that I really enjoyed. “Finding your Fire” has to be the most powerful things that someone can do and just think about how you’d feel if you didn’t know your GOD given purpose. I must say that it is one of the most frustrating things that a person could ever experience I knew I wanted to be great and I knew GOD put me here to be great, but I just couldn’t figure out what it was that I wanted to do. I really felt as if I was suffocating, I didn’t feel like me! Day after day I would try new things but I didn’t feel passionate about anything. Then one day I forgot what my mind said and actually listened to my heart! I did something that scared me I trusted my instincts and I started doing what I loved to do, which is motivating others and giving advice. My advice to you is if you’re struggling to find your purpose TRY EVERYTHING! Along the way, you may find something that you’re good at and I’m sure if you’re good at it you’ll be passionate about it. If that doesn’t work take some time to meditate and think about what you’re good at. Always remember if you don’t think your talent is coming to you as fast as it should PLEASE don’t doubt yourself or become too hard on yourself. Everything takes time and just because “this person” has found their fire and accomplishing things don’t feel discouraged, YOU CAN DO IT!!! It’s not a race and it’s NOT about how fast you finish but solely about who finishes the race PERIOD!

I Am Proud Of Many Things In Life But Nothing Beats Being A Mom!

 

April 28th, 2017 at 2:36 pm my life changed forever! Meeting Montravius Jr. for the first time was such a heartwarming moment. The day he came into our lives I knew what my purpose was, to love and protect! As I’m writing this article I’m shedding tears just thinking about how special that day was for us. As I held him in my arms all I could do was cry and thank GOD for the beautiful blessing that he’d given us. I held him for at least an hour just gazing into his eyes and promising him that I’d be the best mom that I could possibly be!

Being a mom is literally one of the greatest joys in life, at first, I didn’t know if I’d “get it right”. I will say every day isn’t PERFECT and there will be days when you drink a few cups of coffee just to get through the day.  As a mother, my job is to take care of the POSSIBLE and trust GOD with the IMPOSSIBLE.  At the end of the day, I promise it’s all worth it! As a mom, I’m learning about the strengths that I didn’t know I had and dealing with fears I didn’t know existed.  I know that this is only the beginning and I have so much more to learn. I learn something about him every day and it’s really amazing! For a while, I just couldn’t picture myself being a mom but look at me now! I constantly go between wanting him to be my baby forever and being excited about all the amazing things that I’ll do in his life.

As a mom I just want my child to be GREAT, in order to do so, he will have to lead by example. In other words, I feel as if I owe that to him I WILL BE GREAT! There are several things that I will teach him that will only make him a better boy and eventually a man. WE ARE RAISING A KING!!!! 

…And she loves a little boy VERY MUCH even more than she LOVED HERSELF. She calls him SON! Always remember when life gets hard and you feel all alone, remember you mean the world to someone and that someone calls you mom!

 

Grow Together!

 

A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting with an older couple, they were almost 70 years old. Older people are much wiser so I took some time to listen and learn from the information that they were providing. The woman then started to explain to me that they were high school sweethearts. They’d been together for 51 years and they’d been married for 40 years. While listening to this I was completely stunned at the time that they’d put into their relationship/marriage. Being I  was completely shocked with this time frame the only thing I could ask was “how”?

The lady looked at me and said “forgiveness, honesty, and selflessness are the keys”! She said, “enjoy life and GROW together”! I thanked her for her wise words and I proceeded to leave. On the way home I thought about everything that was said and I began to put things together.

As teens and young adults, if we’re dating someone the ultimate goal is marriage. There is absolutely no need of being with a person if marriage isn’t a goal that is shared mutually. In order to get there, it must be certain qualities that are intact before tying the knot.

As we go through life there will be several instances where we will have to forgive, whether it’s your mate or a friend. Holding grudges isn’t healthy and it only gives the enemy power over you. We have to let go of whatever happened and move on with our lives with or without that person. Once you decide to forgive them you’ll feel so much better internally and externally. We can’t live life as peacefully as we should if we’re still holding on to this persistent feeling. LET IT GO!!

In a relationship or a friendship honesty is something that will either make or break the relationship. If you’re dating someone and you’ve previously misled them, more than likely they don’t trust you. Which is also a very important quality in any type of relationship, people have to learn to trust you. If you’ve misled them before it may be hard to gain their trust again which is a necessity in a relationship. No matter how hard it is, always try to tell the truth about any situation, people will respect you much more if you do so.

Selflessness is a quality that I had to improve, this involves friendships as well as my relationship. I always felt as if I should put myself first because no one can love me more than I can. I have a good heart and I felt as if I put my happiness first and kept people out of my corner there was no way that I could be hurt. I always tried to prevent things before they happened I didn’t give people a chance, I didn’t feel like people were as genuine as they said they were so I wouldn’t waste my time dealing with them at all.  As you GO through life and GROW through life and you meet good people. People that teach you more than you can actually teach yourself. People that are extremely selfless, I was confused because I’d never came in contact with someone “relationship wise” that was so altruistic. I must say that after being with someone for so long their qualities start to rub off on you! He has always explained to me “you never know who you could meet if you don’t talk to them or let them in your circle”. This was extremely true because in today’s society it’s all about networking! I had to keep that in mind, I won’t just let anyone in but I usually can tell who’s a good spirit and who’s not.

Being able to grow with your mate is phenomenal! The things that the two of you will endure will only make you stronger! It’s always a pleasure to uplift others, but he’s always there to encourage me to be great and go even harder! He’s always in my corner telling me to “go for it”, “there isn’t anything that you can’t do”! Sometimes you need that extra push just to reassure you that you’re capable of doing something! At the end of the day, I thank GOD for the change that Montravius has created in me!