Hello my sisters! Have you ever had to reroute? I had a topic that I was so excited for and that I was prepared to share with you all, but then a new topic dropped into my heart and so my mental GPS decided to just go with it. First tip for the day, when your mind is telling you to reroute, given that you are in the right head space, you should listen to it. Let’s talk about why we forget the truth about ourselves.
I am an aspiring entrepreneur, which means ideas shoot into my brain like fire crackers. Most of the time I am very excited about my ideas. I jot them down in my journal, I add them to my business plan, etc. I am especially motivated when those ideas stick and begin to mold themselves into my long-term goals. When this happens, my confidence hikes way up. I say things like, “This idea is so brilliant! I’m so proud of me! I love it, I can’t wait to come up with new ideas!” But then life happens. My brilliant idea is taking longer than I expected or it just doesn’t work out the way that I thought it would or nobody shared my Facebook post or no one bought my product. After this my confidence begins to dwindle and I begin to think negatively about myself which causes me to close up and become shy about releasing other ideas and then I go backwards.
I was down in the dumps not too long ago and a vision popped into my head. I was walking toward my goals and they begin to shrink farther away as I walked and so I just stopped. And I saw something like fog in front of me. Out of the fog came arms and hands connected to one another reaching towards me, pulling me closer to my goals and then I started walking again. Here’s my interpretation: I’m obviously pursuing my goals and then I begin to get discouraged because life happens and my goals seem farther away. The fog represents the lies that I begin to tell myself and the desire to no longer pursue. The arms pulling me closer is my accountability, my group of girlfriends reminding me of the truth about myself.
It’s time to realize that we know the truth about ourselves. We can’t stop life from happening and I want you to know that it’s ok to stumble sometimes, but remember the truth about yourself. Also, just because you have to readjust your plan or idea doesn’t mean that you’ve failed. The truth is you have brilliant ideas, you’re going to change lives, you’re bold and confident and you’re going to inspire others to come up with more wonderful ideas. My girlfriends remind me of the truth about myself. Who/What will help you remember your truth?
Dominique Mcgee is a motivational blogger who resides in the south suburbs of Chicago with her husband. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Communication Arts from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Her other interests include DIY, fashion and lifestyle blogging. Dominique says if she is not motivating and uplifting women she is not fulfilling her purpose.