Beyoncé and Nicki might have said it best: “Feeling myself. I’m feeling myself”. Today I acknowledge my awesomeness and I think you all should too. Talents, looks, smarts, success, character, whatever you have going for you that you don’t often take the time to recognize, why not recognize it now. Radiate some of that positive, self-assuring energy and draw more of that energy in. This is what I’m doing today. So no, I’m not being pretentious or cocky; I’m just feeling myself, feeling myself and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I had a discussion with a friend the other day about being positive and how thinking positively and speaking positively can actually impact our lives for the better. There’s a theory that whatever type of energy you put out is the same type of energy you get back. Think positively and positive things will happen. Think negatively and negative things will happen. To be confident we must be positive in our thinking. It’s all about what you believe or what you make yourself believe. Trust in yourself and believe that you can do it, whatever it is. There’s a great quote by Henry Ford that goes like this: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right." I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I've been in fight mode as of late. I'm in a place where everything is seemingly so much harder than it should be. What is a hop, skip and a jump for others is more like a climb up Mount Everest for me. I've been fighting and arming myself with all sorts of weapons for success and bettering myself with the training I believe I need so my victory is eminent. I believe it but sometimes I forget. I need little visual reminders like this to keep fighting. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.
Sometimes you get a little sidetracked. In instances where setbacks, difficulties or doubts shift your focus try to remember what’s important. Try to remember what you’re working towards and get your eyes back on the prize. This is where I’m at today; Removing anything clouding my vision. I’m laser focused.
Hungry. The picture and the word say it all, really. Like a tiger, I feel like I’m on a constant mission for food. Only my sustenance is success. I’m determined but there are always tons of obstacles. I start stalking a group of yummy looking opportunities. I hang low, identify my prey and follow closely. I see the distance between myself and the opportunity gradually narrow and I lie in wait for the precise moment to pounce.
I take off running and this little sucker decides to sprint off. It zags to left and I zag to the left. It makes a hard right and I make a hard right. I stay with it for as long as I possibly can but today’s just not my day and I’m unable to catch it. Some days this totally messes with my sprit but even with a momentary feeling of defeat, I can’t get the thrill of the chase out of my mind and most importantly I’m still hungry. My constant quest for food is what fuels me daily and until I can catch my prey, there’s no lying on my back and basking in the sun with my friends. I have to get ready for the next chase. Funny thing is even when the big catch is made, the satisfaction is temporary. Soon enough, there’ll be a different chase. Why? Because I'm always hungry... just sooo hungry.
Isn't it a great feeling when you accomplish something your doubters said you couldn't accomplish? Move with confidence. Remain determined. Use it as fuel to your ambitions fire and keep making those power moves (With your tongue out. If that's what you want to do).
Where would the world be with out dreamers? No Edison, no Jobs, no Disney, no Winfrey or No King? I shutter to think. Today I'm dreaming and proud of it. Don't be shy about dreaming ladies. Whether you know it or not, the world needs your dreams. May they be vivid, meaningful and may they come true.