Distractions.

Distractions.

It is so easy to get distracted from your goals these days, it’s not even funny. I honestly believe that distractions are from the devil. Staying focused and consistent are two very important elements when it comes to being successful. I am still learning how to stay focused and consistent on my goals without being distracted. Oddly enough, relationships for me are very distracting. I tend to focus on the person that I’m with more than my goal by trying to make them happy. Word of advice, don’t do that. If you’re in a relationship with someone a) you should know each other’s goals, and b) you should be encouraging each other to reach those goals. If you’re with a person that doesn’t respect your goals and dreams, then they probably aren’t the one for you anyway. You have to set boundaries within your relationship, so that you can still be the best person that you can be.

Achieving your goals is a very full filling feeling. The main reason why we set goals is to feel accomplished. As I reflect on this past year, I realize that I was distracted alot and did not complete some goals that I set for myself. Ultimately, that’s my own fault. It would be really selfish to blame my shortcomings on someone else. Now that I know what things throw me off my path, I can make a conscious effort to avoid those distractions.

It’s all a learning process. I’m not the same person that I was a year ago, or even the beginning of this year. I have been growing daily, and learning more about myself. I have already started planning my goals for next year. I want to get a head start on the things that I want to accomplish. Preparation is key. We can have anything we want in life. We just have to do what’s necessary to get it, and that ultimately means no excuses, and no distractions.

What are your goals? Has something, or someone been distracting you from achieving those goals? Are you aware of your distractions, or are you getting in your own way? Now is the time to plan that beYOUtiful life that you see for yourself. Make the necessary preparations now, and the future will be even better.

Distractions.

Distractions.

It is so easy to get distracted from your goals these days, it’s not even funny. I honestly believe that distractions are from the devil. Staying focused and consistent are two very important elements when it comes to being successful. I am still learning how to stay focused and consistent on my goals without being distracted. Oddly enough, relationships for me are very distracting. I tend to focus on the person that I’m with more than my goal by trying to make them happy. Word of advice, don’t do that. If you’re in a relationship with someone a) you should know each other’s goals, and b) you should be encouraging each other to reach those goals. If you’re with a person that doesn’t respect your goals and dreams, then they probably aren’t the one for you anyway. You have to set boundaries within your relationship, so that you can still be the best person that you can be.

Achieving your goals is a very full filling feeling. The main reason why we set goals is to feel accomplished. As I reflect on this past year, I realize that I was distracted alot and did not complete some goals that I set for myself. Ultimately, that’s my own fault. It would be really selfish to blame my shortcomings on someone else. Now that I know what things throw me off my path, I can make a conscious effort to avoid those distractions.

It’s all a learning process. I’m not the same person that I was a year ago, or even the beginning of this year. I have been growing daily, and learning more about myself. I have already started planning my goals for next year. I want to get a head start on the things that I want to accomplish. Preparation is key. We can have anything we want in life. We just have to do what’s necessary to get it, and that ultimately means no excuses, and no distractions.

What are your goals? Has something, or someone been distracting you from achieving those goals? Are you aware of your distractions, or are you getting in your own way? Now is the time to plan that beYOUtiful life that you see for yourself. Make the necessary preparations now, and the future will be even better.

Lemonade.

Lemonade.

That is such a fitting title especially since Queen Bey just came out with her world stopping album Lemonade. A lot of people missed her whole point behind her visual album, but I understand where she’s coming from. The saying goes, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” I like to say when life hands you lemons, make lemonade then, sell it! You might as well make a profit off all that sourness. (Actually, that’s exactly what Beyonc√© did.)

I have been handed so many lemons in life…so many. Most people would give up hope or quit since that’s the easier option. I made lemonade after my mother died when I was 21 years old. Now everything I do is to make her proud in her absence. I made lemonade when I realized that I didn’t have enough money to go to college, so I joined the military. I made lemonade out of being married at 19 and divorced at 24. I now know the true meaning of marriage and what it takes to sustain a commitment like that. My next husband will be a blessed man. I made lemonade out of people telling me that I would be another statistic and doubt me in my youth by becoming a woman that they can’t even spar with.

I am not arrogant, just confident. You have to be confident in yourself. Anyone that confuses confidence with arrogance will be intimidated by a confident person. So when life hands you lemons, make lemonade and know that it’s the best lemonade out there. Everybody is going to want to buy your lemonade! In this game called life, we can all learn from each other. At times I get scared and nervous, and I don’t think that I can do something. That’s when I look to God and ask for his help. I know that with Him all things are possible. With trust in God and belief in yourself, you can do anything. I hope that this helped you in some way. As always remember that you’re beYOUtiful, and life is meant to be lived abundantly.