We’ve all had days that had us lying in bed, left down and out, with our wheels spinning. We bang our heads against the wall, reminisce about good times, wondering what makes us do the things we do. I was once eighteen with the world at my feet, grabbing life by its horns. Does it really take trial to appreciate peace and happiness?
How do you take back your charisma and drive on after going through tough times? You can start by forgiving yourself and see yourself the way your creator does! We all fall short! Get rid of the grime and don’t let the past be a hindrance to your future decisions. Listen to the people that are apart of your Agape Posse . They know you the best and have a better perspective, they ultimately want to see you succeed happily. Take a poll, try to heed the advice with discernment and direction.
Do something about it! Figure out whats holding you back (or who) and cut your losses. Make a list of short term goals, jot them down. They don’t count if you don’t write them out. Even if its just a scribble, its locked into your psyche. These scrawls are a mini blueprint to how you intend on getting yourself outta the mud.
Whats your next step? Do research on the best way to go about achieving your goals. Talk to people, rub shoulders with those you admire, in your field of interest. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people who have connections and resources to the things you need to get going. You might be doing free labor but if you can really get into helping others, you feel like a generous and caring person, and that my friend can do wonders for your confidence boost.
Don’t sabotage! Okay so now you’ve got your balance and you feel like you can relax and enjoy the fruit of your labor. Don’t get scarred when something big happens. Handle up! Sometimes there is risk involved, gray area where you don’t know which way to go and you have to take a leap of faith.
Always be prepared. I had a teacher once tell me that two is one and one is none. That might sound confusing but let me elucidate a tad-bit further. You have this awesome new camera with freshly charged batteries. You’re good to go right? I wouldn’t bet on it. Reason being is, say you go on an all day trip to the Grand Canyon and your trigger happy all day just skipping around waiting for some endangered bird to fly by. Sunset finally hits, and you hear that ominous sound.Your camera goes dead with a sweet little chirp. AHHHH! You completely missed the premier appearance that you will most likely not have the chance to see again for some time. But I say all that to say this: If you had a back up plan for your dead batteries you would have captured the exquisite sunset. Catch my drift?
Always remember, Mama said there’s be days like this. Whether that day lasts a single rotation on earths axis, or for a season, keep in mind that obstacles are simply apart of existence. There are always solutions to any problem.