Your Incredible Potential

There’s an incredible potential in you, but you’ll never see it as long as you listen to your opposition.

If you do not believe me I know a certain U.S. President who has overcome insurmountable odds, opposition and indignations to pursue his purpose, then serve his purpose. When you put your ideology aside, you will see a persons potential. Unfortunately, someone will always refuse to consider such a thought.

Despite of all that is thrown at you, the people who should have supported you, but came against or avoided you, the times you were like me and was ready to just give up, I say this to you as well. Don’t give up. There’s an incredible potential in your, but it hinges on whether you have enough courage, enough faith to keep moving forward when you see nothing in front of you.

Faith is acting on that incredible potential within you that gives you the courage to step out of that boat onto the water in midst of life’s storms and walk towards your purpose. Those who remain in the boat will look at you funny, they may talk about you or stop talking to you, then get mad at you for walking by faith and not by sight, but when you hear that voice that speaks to you telling you to step out of the boat… start walking.

There’s an incredible potential in your life and mine too. You may be in a storm in your life right now, but when you stop panicking and realize the test of the storm, perhaps you will know how to speak to the storm. When you are still, you will find peace. Once you have accepted that peace, stay focus, step out of your ‘boat’ and purpose your purpose.

You can not sleep your way into success. Success requires you to be willing to be the first one up and the last one out. Don’t sleep your life away dreaming of success; go out and get it.

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Do not allow people, places or things keep you from moving forward towards YOUR purpose. You’ve got to be committed to yourself, not vain, selfish or conceited, but determined that you are going to make it, even if it means you have to separate yourself and go it alone or find somewhere, someone new who is for you. You may want to give up, but keep moving forward and press towards the mark of what is YOUR calling in life. Love people, but leave them if you have to. #QuickThought

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What You Think

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You simply do not have the time to be a steward over another’s thoughts of you or others. What I think, they think, we think does not matter in the scheme of your life. It is what you think that matters in what you do, how you live, what you say and all that you can accomplish.

Top waiting for or seeking the approval of disapproving people. They do not care about anyone, except for themselves. If I can have you do one thing, it would be to define yourself by what is before you, not what is behind you.

Have the courage to look beyond where you are and see where you are and can go. The level for which you think is the level you can achieve.

It doesn’t matter how big or small you are when you know where you’re going.

Making a Peaceful Day

Do what makes for peace. You can begin by limiting or eliminating the chaotic people in your life. If they are family, neighbor or coworker, simply limit your time with them. Be nice, but handle them with caution. Peace is your responsibility. You’ll never have it if you don’t make it a habit. Do what makes for peace and enjoy your day. When you do, you’ll learn who comes in and with peace. Embrace them.

Courage vs. Bravery

Courage comes from the Latin word cor, meaning heart. Courage is demonstrating the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. Bravery is simply defined as a quality or state of being. Most can see how the two are connected, but allow me to share how they are different.

To be brave, you must have courage. Bravery isn’t needed to demonstrate courage.

Many of us are brave, but not many demonstrate courage when it is needed, desired or required in our lives. It’s difficult to share the story of who you are with others sincerely because we expect their condemnation and disapproval. We choose to share who we are with those who are like us in some way or may have had similar experiences. This allows us to be brave without much fear.

Those who have the courage, the faith to take the first step, demonstrate courage. To be authentically you with people not like you, people who publicly claim to hate or disagree with what you are more than considering who you are takes courage. When you can let go of what you and/or others say you should be and begin to walk into who you are and can be, you not only demonstrate courage, but also your faith. Have the courage to go beyond the narrow definitions and emotions we place on things, words, yourself and one another. Take a step forward.

Embrace who you are, but don’t become anchored by it. Who you were years ago isn’t what you are today. Just like time, we too must keep moving forward. Everything in your life doesn’t require certainty; it needs your courage, it needs you to be brave, it needs you to have some measure of faith. You can get through it.

Consider the day that we may live where neither you nor I are blamed or blaming, but demonstrating the courage and bravery that accepts responsibility. Stop pretending that what you say, what you may do, nor the things you say and think doesn’t matter, because it does. It is what help you’re your perceptions and encourages your interactions.

Understand that what matters. You matter. They matter. I matter. We matter. Allow yourself to be seen, not by boasting, pretending or exaggerating yourself to be more, less or aligned with what everyone else is doing. Be brave enough to share with others what it takes to be you by demonstrating the courage to let them know it’s alright for them to be themselves.

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