There comes a time in life when it seems that all that is around you is dead and lifeless. They are without form and empty. So much so you begin to feel the repercussions of such an environment. Where nothing you touch seems to birth out life. Well, I can say I have see and experienced that time and may I say it is not a friendly place to be. You turn one way to seek solace and find nothing but fire and pain. So rightly so, like anyone, you automatically turn the other way hoping that the path on the other side may be different- only to realize- No it is not. If anything it is more difficulty.
What do you do when it seem all the odds are against you, the world is crashing down – like the earth is filled with decaying matter. When you look for food and find none, you look for shelter and find none.
You create, you speak life into the dry bones in your valley, you protest the beginning of new life, new trees, new grass. You pray for an awakening, a change but this time you add one more to your prayer. You add action. Action + Prayer equals new birth-new life.
Life can become overwhelming, even depressing but allowing depression to overtake you is the worst thing that you could allow to happen. Why? Because you gave in without a fight, without holding your ground; you are made greater than that.
If you are in a place of depression, defeat, a place without water- a dry land. I urge you to create vegetation, bring forth water. You are not alone, for many are in the same predicament but it is those that decide that they will not die in their dry place but rather make it an oasis that become Great.
Remain focus, remain driven and plant.
I heard a very powerful speaker recently speak on the “power of same” that completely shifted my perception of consistency. He emphasis on the importance of the routine and remaining consistent in the right things in life.
Literally, this message rocked me to the core as it made me realized the many things I let go off because I thought it was too mundane to continue.
I did not realize how inconsistent my life was, unable to fully remain in the small things for too long. Yes, my actions are very sporadic; wait I will explain.
My brain is constantly flowing with tons of ideas and projects and at any given moment I may react on them but often times it is the inability to remain consistent on the reaction that is my downfall.
Now this behavior may be good or bad dependent upon the individual who is judging; some may call it spontaneous others may view it as a lack of commitment. Honestly, I believe it to be a compilation of the two. Through the course of this year, I realized that many of us are unsuccessful because we lack consistency in the right things. It is often the little things that we overlook that push us to the greater things .
One thing that stuck out as I listened to this speaker, I couldn’t help but think of the little things that lay a waste, waiting to become greater with just a little consistency. I am not expecting to run full throttle on this process but rather take a challenge to practice consistency on a few things in my life and dare to see the change that comes from doing the same.
I am deciding to take this challenge with my blog. While the feel of my blog is nothing short of my personality- very sporadic and a gumbo of many times- this epically describes me: a creative scatter-brain.
Now for some subscribers this many be an issue as I don’t typically have a schedule as to when, and what posts will go up and in what manner. But, honestly this is exactly who I am. Therefore, I am daring you to take this “challenge of consistency” with me; as I challenge myself -beginning with this blog. In the following weeks to come I will update my blog as follows: a new entry every Monday and Saturday; and will proceed as such until further notice.
I hope this post really pushes you to do the mundane a bit more and keep the right routines.
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Roughly, two years ago I decided that I was going to follow my dreams, let go of everything I knew and go boldly into the unknown. The journey was nerve-recking, straining and even draining as I saw my whole life crumble to pieces right before my eyes. Not what you typically hear people talk about right? We often omit the part in which we struggled, we doubted and even wondering if we had somehow lost our minds in the process. But, I am here to say, I decided to change my whole life plan and I failed epically.
Oh but wait there is more… My failure was a result of misguided focus; I did everything I did and never really thought twice of anything because of FEAR. Yes, fear of success and fear of failure. I was caught in limbo.
I realized though in my head I wanted to travel, to speak, to inspire and to work with young women worldwide. My plans said something different. I always wanted a safe haven to fall back on, just in case it didn’t work out; I wanted a cushion. Many of us do.
So, I got the degree, two in fact, completed numerous internships in various fields and had my educational path lined up but never felt satisfaction. Until one day while having lunch with a co-worker, she asked me this question and left me stunned.
“What is propelling you to move forward?”
It is at that moment it clicked, that if I was waiting for financial stability, and/or security to pursue my purpose. I would be waiting for a lifetime. I could not wait and took these steps to propel my life forward:
What is sleeping inside of you? Decide to propel today and get a boost right into your destiny.
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