Change Of Plans

You have a plan and you have an exact plan to make it happen. You are excited to see where your journey takes you and you can’t wait to get to your destination. Then it happens you hit a roadblock and you realize your plans will have to Detonate. This can’t be stopped no matter how hard you try. This is a process in life that is natural and your plans can change often.

Why do they change? Do you simply change your mind? Keep in mind the world has its own plan for you and doesn’t really consider your own plans for yourself. Sometimes our plans change because we realize what we should really be doing. Think about how often our career goals change throughout our lives. I know I have too many to count as I’m sure many others do as well.

Sometimes life forces us to change our plans. Sometimes your family expands and you are forced to make some tough choices. Don’ t worry if your plans change suddenly this is just the world revealing part of its plan for you. It will be a good thing in the end as the worlds plan for you is far greater than any plan you could have imagined.

The way I see it every time our plans change its like your getting another piece of the story. Every bit of the story that you get is just adding another interesting chapter in your story. If life went according to plan a hundred percent of the time it would be kind of boring. Wherever you are in life you want to look back and say that you have earned everything that you have. The journey can be hard especially with road blocks that make for a bumpy ride but that’s the only way you earn it.

Don’t worry when life throws you a curveball after all it wasn’t always going to be fast balls down the middle. You have to roll with the punches and just keep fighting and going towards your goals. Toughness is one of the greatest qualities someone can have. Not physical toughness but mental toughness. Mental toughness can be so hard to achieve but if you have it you can overcome anything. At the end of the day you have to know the world has a plan for you. You have a long interesting story that needs to be told and the world is telling you that story one change at a time.

What Is The Meaning Of It All?

sketch1495948892295 (1)Have you ever struggled of knowing what the purpose of it all? Why do bad things happen to us? I have often wondered why I’m here and what my true purpose was. It seems like you can drift through the years with no direction. It can make you worry and curious to know what the purpose of everything is.

I would love to sit here and say I know where everyone is supposed to be and I know where you are going but the truth is I don’t even fully know where I’m heading. This isn’t all bad as the unknown can be a truly wonderful thing. They say the unknown is scary but isn’t exciting at the same time? You don’t know what experiences you will have or who you will meet.

This is what gets me excited when I face uncertain times. You have to Infuse yourself full of faith and hope. Every day is truly a new day. When we wake up do any us really know what will happen to us? You may have a good idea but the world around you isn’t predictable. When you wake up and start your day you could meet your soul mate, best friend, or just that chance you have always needed.

What your life is right now doesn’t have to be your life forever. There is always time to change. Think of your life five years ago how has it changed? Probably quite a bit. There has been good changes and bad but has evolved in those five years. What you wanted then may not be what you want now and that’s okay. Five years from now it will change even more. Every five years you should make a list of what is different from five years ago and should really open your eyes.

So what is the meaning of why we are here? No one really knows the answer but I can say for sure that our lives our constantly evolving. While facing unknown may make for some nervous feelings and some restless nights don’t stress the world has a plan for you. As for me I’m not nervous for what lies ahead I am excited for what the world brings my way. I know that every day I’m evolving and coming closer to knowing what my meaning and purpose is. I hope you are excited for what the future brings you and know that every day has a new meaning.

Seeing What Is In Front Of Me

sketch1495865039757 I thought I would talk a little more about me and why I do this. First thing to say is I work a very average job and I don’t have a fancy writing degree. I am in fact very new at this and learning as I go. Having said all that I have a passion for writing and helping people. Even if it’s just starting out I have to say I really enjoy writing on this platform. I used to always buy notebooks for myself and write all my ideas and future plans for myself.

So what gives me the motivation to do this? Well really it goes back to working that average job that I mentioned before. I would work everyday not really knowing where my life was heading. I would have such a desire to help people but I knew I would need to have a different career to truly help people the way I wanted. I knew I wanted the chance to do something in writing. The fact is it can be intimidating to go after your dreams because you tell yourself you cant do it. For me I always said I didn’t have the college education that would be needed for a career in writing.

So I would go forward living the same old routine knowing it was making miserable. I knew I had to start doing the things that I love. I would often read articles when I was feeling lost and I realized I couldn’t really relate with very many of the authors of these articles. They seemed to be so far ahead of me in their life. I thought it would be great If there was somebody who could relate with my problems and was going through some of the same problems. That’s when I realized that’s how I could help people and write. It seemed like it could be Reprieve from the nothingness that I had felt.

A line from my favorite show is “Listen to what the world is doing and take the Leap.” So that is what I am doing and I hope to get better with time and create content that many people will enjoy. Above all I hope to inspire you when you need it most. Not from somebody who had seen it all and has all the answers but from somebody who faces the same struggles you do. We all have to face down our demons and doubts and it is a lot easier when someone can share their experiences with you. My hope is to create a place people can go to lift their spirits and really just cheer them up. Hopefully you will feel like we are in this together.

As this is fairly new I hope you will let me know how I can make things better. If there are certain things you like better let me know. I hope the site can grow into something special and I welcome all feedback. If you have left a comment, liked a post, or followed the site I can’t thank you enough for showing your support. Just knowing I am making a difference in your day is really a special feeling that I don’t take for granted. If I can make your day a little better than I’m doing what I love.

I plan to pursue other writing opportunities and really go after my dream. I hope that inspires other people to after whatever their dream is. I am always adding new content and trying to become a better writer and story teller. If you have any comments or advice I would really appreciate it. That being said I hope you enjoy the content I have planned in the coming days and weeks and again thank you for all the support. I’m glad I finally could see what was right in front of me.

A Little Guidance (Episode 2)

sketch1495788095231So there I was looking at the files of each student I had just met and I kept coming back to those four students. Jimmy, Jessica, Brian, and Steven. I knew I could help these four and when I seen them tomorrow I would try to help. Then I thought it might be better if I focused on one a day. Each day I would help one of these four whenever I got the chance.

The next day I woke up much earlier than my alarm eager to get to work and help these students. On my drive to the school I wondered who I could help first and realized that I would just look at the situations and react in the right moment. I would know in that moment who needed help the most. I waked in the office and spoke with my assistant about the agenda and found out that I had to speak with students about life after school. I had to meet with one student a day until I met with every student in the class. I knew I wanted to meet with Jimmy first given how he had struggled with his grades.

On my way to Jimmy’s classroom I saw out of the corner of my eye I seen Brian. He wasn’t alone as he was surrounded by four other male students. At  first I didn’t think much of it after all maybe it was his friends. Then I remembered from my meeting with him that he told me about a group of kids that harassed him. There was no one around and I knew I was the only one who could see them. I had never liked confrontation so I was nervous and confused on what I should do. I knew I had to do something quick. Then It happened the four other student threw him into the locker and began to stomp on him again and again. I never seen something this brutal from kids before. I ran down the hall and broke up the fight and sent the four attackers to the office to be dealt with. I helped Brian pick up his papers and he looked up and said “You know they aren’t going to do anything, right?” When I asked him what he meant and he replied ” They never do anything to them. They are untouchable.” I had heard that the other authority figures didn’t seem to do much about these things. At least that was the Impression that I got. I felt like if I didn’t do something he may not Survive the school year. I told him that I would talk to the other teachers and we would do something about this and I helped him up so we could get to him next class on time. He thanked me for all my help which made me feel good and I knew I was making a difference.

I got to Jimmy’s class and we headed back to the office for our meeting on life after school. I asked him if we wanted to go to college and what his plans are. He told me that he isn’t going to college because he will be lucky to even graduate. I looked at his grades and he was indeed struggling. I told him that every year is a fresh start and I could get him a tutor. He said the teachers hear don’t care and there was no one who could tutor him. I realized maybe I was the only chance for him and I offered to tutor him. He asked if I was only going to tutor him and if other students would be there. That’s when I realized the best way to help the four students would be if they could help each other. I told him there would be three others. He seemed relieved at this and he ended our meeting.

So I had a plan I just had to convince the other three to be in this study group. It may be hard but I knew it would be the best for everyone. It would be easier for me to help them and they could hopefully become friends. As my day ended and I walked to my car I became excited about how these four could help each other. Tomorrow I would meet with the other students to set it up. I knew this was why I got this job and I knew I could give all of their lives the guidance they needed to go down the right path.

How To Survive Negative Energy

It happens all the time you can be having a great day and you think nothing can stop you from being happy today. Then someone else will be having a bad day and they decide to take it out on you. How do you Survive all this negative energy? Then a few more bad things happen and your good bad has turned into a bad day rather quickly.

The key to getting past this negative energy is simply to surround yourself with positive energy. If you have a friend that is always in a bad mood it might be best to try and separate yourself from this person. It is hard to have a positive day when you are constantly being brought down. If you have a few friends that are always cheering you up that will help you recover from that initial batch of negative energy.

There are smaller things you can do as well to offset these let downs. Try listening to some music as music has a great impact on our mood. Listening to “Feel Good” songs can turn your day right around. Try making a playlist of your favorite songs that you can turn to when you come across someone who is negative. These songs can get stuck in your head so if you come across more negative energy you will be able to overcome it with your favorite songs still in your head.

Self improvement is also a great way to bring more positive energy to the table. Things such as eating right and working out will make the negative energy disappear. Healthy choices will make you feel positive because you know you are improving yourself. You hear about getting a runners high but I think that can to be extended to making healthy choices as well. I believe you can get a high with self improvement. Knowing you are making yourself better should fill you with positive energy.

Another thing you can do is spend time with your pet as pets can greatly improve your mood. If you don’t have one start thinking about getting a dog as they are filled with positive energy. You will go to sleep with someone who is excited to see you and when you will wake up with someone who doesn’t want you to leave. They are always going to be excited to see you and greet you at the door that alone should fill you with positive energy. You will also have someone to take care of and that should distract you from negative energy as well.

So if you ever find yourself surrounded by negative energy and it starts to bring you down. Just remember to surround yourself with positive people and separate yourself from negative energy. Do the things that make you happy and that positive energy will grow and grow. Instead of seeing negative energy spread person to person you will be able to spread your positive energy. If we all did this the world would be a much better place. If you help even one person have a better day than the world will be that much better. This could spread to the whole world but it all starts with you. We could not only survive the negative energy but we would have left our impact on the world. The world would be able to thrive instead of just survive.

A Little Guidance(Episode 1)

sketch1495788095231It was finally the big day. I was finally going to be able to make a difference in somebody’s life. You see today is my first day as a guidance counselor. It is a small school in the middle of nowhere but I’m excited to finally make a difference. I’m also really nervous I mean after all I want to leave a good Impression. I had spent my whole life wanting to help people and I finally am getting my chance. I finish my breakfast and begin to drive to work but on the way there I can’t help but think of everything that could go wrong. That five minute drive felt like hours as my mind raced through all the different scenarios. Then all of a sudden the moment arrived I finally see the school and parked my car.

I sit in the car a while because of how nervous I am and I listen to some music to calm my nerves. Noticing what time it was I hurry up and enter the school. As I walk down the hallway I notice my office. I almost don’t believe my eyes not because it was a big office.( I was later told it was quite small compared to the other school in the district.) I can’t believe my eyes because I never thought I would have a office of my own. I thought back to a conversation I had with my parents when I was young. My dad said “Have you thought about what you want to do when you get older?”  I replied “Yes, I am going to have a big office with a huge desk and put my feet up on the desk and relax because I will be the big boss!” I snap out of my day dream and I star laughing to myself thinking of all the silly things we say when we are younger. Still the thought intrigued me so I shut the door and leaned backed in my chair. Once I put my feet up on the desk I started to laugh as I knew my parents would enjoy this story. As I start to lose my thought I hear a woman’s voice followed by a knock on the door. I am so nervous I quickly get my legs off the table knocking all the papers off my desk.

She opens the door and sees me quickly picking up the papers. She starts to laugh and says “You must be the new Guidance counselor?” I nervously laugh and say “You must be the assistant that I was emailed about.” She replied ” Yes, my name is Peggy and I will be here to help you if you ever need it.” I reply “Thank you so what is first on the agenda?” She says “Well we have first day meetings with every member of the senior class but don’t worry it is a small class of only 30 students.” She continues to say ” We must get through them all today that is school policy. I will start gathering the students.”

As she left the office I started to get nervous after all this school was Notorious for trouble makers. Still I was determined to reach at least one of these student. I had to write files on each student and I planned to review them case by case to try to know them better. Before I knew it the first group of five students came in. To say that it went badly would be an understatement. They didn’t seem to respect me because I was to close to their age and their last counselor was much older and he left for a different school district. I would ask them all my questions but they wouldn’t have it staying silent the whole time. I didn’t want to make it seem like I was interrogating them I just wanted to get to know them so I could help them. I hoped it would get better with the next group of students.

Much to my disappointment it was much of the same that was until I met a student named Jimmy. Jimmy was a star athlete in football and basketball. I got the sense he had a bright future but as I looked over his file I noticed he was really struggling with his grades. I could tell he was a bright kid and I thought there has to be something more to this. He didn’t say much information about himself but he did say he was an only child and his parents were going through a divorce. This was closest any of the students cam to opening up. I was excited about reaching this student. Maybe I could get him tutors or help him in some way. This was why I was here to help students like this.

It was now time for the next group of students. This group was probably the harshest and it was bringing me down off my excitement from the first student opening up to me. Then the last student of this group gave me hope again. The students name was Jessica and I could see her freshman and sophomore years she was an expert photographer but the suddenly stopped doing any school activities. When I asked her about it she said her family couldn’t afford all the extra school fees. I could see in her facial expressions that she really wished she could still do those activities. I told myself that this was the second student I could help. I would talk to her parents or do whatever it took to help.

In the next group I met Steven a student that was brand new to the town. I felt I could help him meet other students that had similar interests and help him feel more welcomed. From what I seen from this school I knew it would be tough but I knew I could do it. Then my assistant informed me the last group was on their way.

Before the last group came in I told myself I needed to find one more student I could reach. When I got to the last student I noticed he had a black eye and bruises all over. Brian told me there is one group of guys that bullies and harasses him on a regular basis. I knew I found the fourth student I could help. So after interviewing the whole class I had found four students I could help. I knew that wasn’t a big number but in a way maybe it was a good thing I could focus my attention and really be a difference maker in their lives.

As I went home for the day I looked over the file of the four students I wanted to make an impact on. Jimmy, Jessica, Brian ,and Steven. These were going to be the students I would want to know the best because I knew I could help them. It wasn’t going to be easy but I knew this was why I got this job. Four students that just needed a little guidance.

It was finally the big day. I was finally going to be able to make a difference in somebody’s life. You see today is my first day as a guidance counselor. It is a small school in the middle of nowhere but I’m excited to finally make a difference. I’m also really nervous I mean after all I want to leave a good Impression. I had spent my whole life wanting to help people and I finally am getting my chance. I finish my breakfast and begin to drive to work but on the way there I can’t help but think of everything that could go wrong. That five minute drive felt like hours as my mind raced through all the different scenarios. Then all of a sudden the moment arrived I finally see the school and parked my car.

I sit in the car a while because of how nervous I am and I listen to some music to calm my nerves. Noticing what time it was I hurry up and enter the school. As I walk down the hallway I notice my office. I almost don’t believe my eyes not because it was a big office.( I was later told it was quite small compared to the other school in the district.) I can’t believe my eyes because I never thought I would have a office of my own. I thought back to a conversation I had with my parents when I was young. My dad said “Have you thought about what you want to do when you get older?”  I replied “Yes, I am going to have a big office with a huge desk and put my feet up on the desk and relax because I will be the big boss!” I snap out of my day dream and I star laughing to myself thinking of all the silly things we say when we are younger. Still the thought intrigued me so I shut the door and leaned backed in my chair. Once I put my feet up on the desk I started to laugh as I knew my parents would enjoy this story. As I start to lose my thought I hear a woman’s voice followed by a knock on the door. I am so nervous I quickly get my legs off the table knocking all the papers off my desk.

She opens the door and sees me quickly picking up the papers. She starts to laugh and says “You must be the new Guidance counselor?” I nervously laugh and say “You must be the assistant that I was emailed about.” She replied ” Yes, my name is Peggy and I will be here to help you if you ever need it.” I reply “Thank you so what is first on the agenda?” She says “Well we have first day meetings with every member of the senior class but don’t worry it is a small class of only 30 students.” She continues to say ” We must get through them all today that is school policy. I will start gathering the students.”

As she left the office I started to get nervous after all this school was Notorious for trouble makers. Still I was determined to reach at least one of these student. I had to write files on each student and I planned to review them case by case to try to know them better. Before I knew it the first group of five students came in. To say that it went badly would be an understatement. They didn’t seem to respect me because I was to close to their age and their last counselor was much older and he left for a different school district. I would ask them all my questions but they wouldn’t have it staying silent the whole time. I didn’t want to make it seem like I was interrogating them I just wanted to get to know them so I could help them. I hoped it would get better with the next group of students.

Much to my disappointment it was much of the same that was until I met a student named Jimmy. Jimmy was a star athlete in football and basketball. I got the sense he had a bright future but as I looked over his file I noticed he was really struggling with his grades. I could tell he was a bright kid and I thought there has to be something more to this. He didn’t say much information about himself but he did say he was an only child and his parents were going through a divorce. This was closest any of the students cam to opening up. I was excited about reaching this student. Maybe I could get him tutors or help him in some way. This was why I was here to help students like this.

It was now time for the next group of students. This group was probably the harshest and it was bringing me down off my excitement from the first student opening up to me. Then the last student of this group gave me hope again. The students name was Jessica and I could see her freshman and sophomore years she was an expert photographer but the suddenly stopped doing any school activities. When I asked her about it she said her family couldn’t afford all the extra school fees. I could see in her facial expressions that she really wished she could still do those activities. I told myself that this was the second student I could help. I would talk to her parents or do whatever it took to help.

In the next group I met Steven a student that was brand new to the town. I felt I could help him meet other students that had similar interests and help him feel more welcomed. From what I seen from this school I knew it would be tough but I knew I could do it. Then my assistant informed me the last group was on their way.

Before the last group came in I told myself I needed to find one more student I could reach. When I got to the last student I noticed he had a black eye and bruises all over. Brian told me there is one group of guys that bullies and harasses him on a regular basis. I knew I found the fourth student I could help. So after interviewing the whole class I had found four students I could help. I knew that wasn’t a big number but in a way maybe it was a good thing I could focus my attention and really be a difference maker in their lives.

As I went home for the day I looked over the file of the four students I wanted to make an impact on. Jimmy, Jessica, Brian ,and Steven. These were going to be the students I would want to know the best because I knew I could help them. It wasn’t going to be easy but I knew this was why I got this job. Four students that just needed a little guidance.

Episode 2 is coming soon

 

First Impression Versus Last Impression

What is more important the first Impression or is it your last impression? Everyone seems to think that you need to make a great impression on people. After all this is what people will have stuck in their mind. Can you overcome making a bad first impression? How do you make a strong lasting impression? These are questions we all ask ourselves when we find ourselves in new situations.

It happens all the time you are focused on making a great first impression that you get in your head and start to over think it. You are too nervous and start to make mistakes. People can be quick to judge and before you know it they already have their first impression of you. This is particularly bad when starting a new career. Your co workers won’t think your capable and the authority figures won’t consider you for promotions. The good news is that you can overcome this and change people mind about you.

In order to start to change peoples perception of you try to find challenges for yourself. If no one thinks you can do something go out and prove you can. Don’t be scared of the fact of others not believing  in you. They already feel you can’t do it so you have nothing to lose. If you fail what are the consequences? Are they going to believe in you less? More than likely they will maintain the same opinion. If you succeed you can start the process of changing peoples perception. You see you have everything to gain and nothing to lose so there is no reason to  hesitate. Face these challenges head on and you will be on the road to change. The confidence you will gain from proving people wrong will be priceless.

It is not a easy process to change the way people think of you and it won’t happen overnight. It all start with a single person and once you change one persons perception it will spread from person to person. If you find a small group of people that believe in you lean on that support and have confidence that you will start leaving a better impression with everyone.

In my opinion it isn’t the first impression that you should be focused on but rather a focus on leaving a lasting impression. Let people know what your all about. If you want that lasting impression to be that your hard working make sure you try your best at everything that you do in and out of the workplace. If you want them to know how nice you are spread your kindness to everyone. Again people won’t know what you are all about it if you don’t show it. If you don’t show people might not have a bad impression of you but they won’t have good one either. It will be nothing because you didn’t let anybody in and no one will know the true you. Whatever impression you leave on people make sure its who you really are.

So first impression versus last impression? Last impression wins in a land slide. First impressions aren’t final and you can overcome a bad first impression. If you stay true to yourself and let the world see all your great qualities you will have a strong last impression. If you start a new career and leave a bad first impression make it your goal to leave a lasting impression you can be  proud of when you move on to another opportunity. Remember everyday you wake up you can change peoples opinion of you and work towards the goal of leaving your dream last impression.

The Next Level

When we were kids most of us would be focused on making to the next level of our favorite game. You would keep trying your hardest and planning how you could do it. Even if it was just a game the dedication was impressive. Then a funny thing happens you grow up and face real challenges you are easy to say that it can’t be done. Where does that desire to reach that next level go?

You may not think of your real life goals as having levels but the truth is there is many. Each level comes with many challenges and you have to find a way to Catapult yourself to the next level. At first its easy at level 1 when you just start your journey. It’s easy because it’s all so new and you feel like you are doing something positive with yourself. You start to find success jumping level to level and you think this is going to be a lot easier than you thought.

You reach the middle levels and you run into a brick wall and you are stuck. You are not sure how to handle it because this is the first challenge you have faced on your journey. It takes you so long to get past this hurdle that it throws your whole timeline off. For this reason you start to question your path and realize the path is much harder than you expected. This is the main difference between present day you and your younger self. Your younger self would try again until they got to the next level even if they had to try all night. When you get older the fear of failure gets in your head because after all life isn’t a game and there are real consequences. The concept is similar because the only way you get to the next level in real life is repeated effort. If you get knocked down you need to get back up and come back smarter and stronger.

If you can get past those initial challenges you will have supreme confidence for all your future challenges. Just because you get past one challenge doesn’t mean there aren’t many others waiting for you. After we get past a huge hurdle we often think the worst part is over but truth is there will be other challenges. These early challenges just get us ready for the long road ahead.

Success isn’t simple and success takes many factors. The biggest factor is failure as funny as that sounds. Think about it how do you know what success feels like if you don’t know what failure feels like. The feeling of failure is necessary to truly feel the power of success. As for the other factors they have always been inside you since you were that little kid determined to get past that level. Desire, passion, and a never quit attitude aren’t skills you get as you get older. You are born with these great qualities but at times you can let fear take over. When fear takes over we can forget who really are.

If you think that next hurdle is just a little to tall and reaching that next level just doesn’t seem possible. Try to get in touch with your younger self and ask them what they think is possible. When you were younger you believed everything is possible. Just think about what you wanted to be when you got older. Likely you wanted to be a doctor, musician, actor, or other job that you totally dismiss when you got older. You dismiss it because the world tells you that it’s not realistic. Get in touch with your younger self and regain that feeling of anything is possible. If you do that you will find that next level isn’t as far as you think. If you look up you can see it right and front of you all you have to do is close your eyes and believe. Before you know it you reached the next level and you will be able to tell your younger self that anything is possible. You shut out the idea of impossible and finally reached the next level.

Lost Along The Path

Feeling lost. It can be one of the most helpless feelings we can have. Knowing what path we want to take is great but what happens when you get lost in the middle of that journey. You know exactly where you want to be and how to do it but as you  chase down your goals you find yourself over your head. Before you know it you feel like you have no control and you have no idea how you got stuck like this.

Many of our dreams have consequences of failure to meet that goal. For example when pursuing a college degree the financial repercussions can really leave you feeling stuck. In your career if you fail to get that big promotion you always wanted it can leave you feeling lost and not knowing where to go next.

The thing to remember is even when your going down your path and you feel like nothing good can come of your journey there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. If you have ever ran out of gas or gotten your car stuck in a place you did not know you were probably pretty scared. You need to find a gas station or a helping stranger but your afraid of becoming more lost than you already are. Making your way through pitch black can be scary because you feel you don’t have control and something bad might happen to you. You don’t even know which way to go because you can’t see anything. You look around all you see is darkness until you see a faint light far away. That light is what gets you out of this situation and back home with a story to tell.

This situation is much like when you lose your way chasing your goals. When you feel lost you do have that panic of which way to go. You feel like you have no control over your own destiny. The key to regaining control is to find that tiny light that lets you know which way to go.  It is scary making your way through darkness and there will be many challenges that stand in your way. Once you find where that light was coming from you will know that destiny put that light in front of you and you were always meant to find the light to lead your way.

Don’t panic if you find yourself surrounded by darkness just breathe and search for that light. Destiny has a funny way of working itself out and sometimes it gets us lost and we wonder why it has happened. The thing is in order to find ourselves sometimes you have to get lost a time or two. If you feel in your heart that you are chasing down everything you have ever wanted don’t be discouraged when you get lost along the way. Part of your destiny was supposed to make you feel lost. Everything along your journey was supposed to happen with the sole purpose of making sure you’re in the right place at the right time.

You may feel like you need to find that light at this very moment. The moment isn’t right at this very moment and you need the journey to make you really value the destination. If something bad happens to you as you make your way down your journey look inside your heart and you will know that it is all part of the bigger picture. That light you are making your way to it will burn brightest after your long journey. Your heart, passion, and desire will make the light burn brighter and brighter guiding you through all of life’s obstacles. Once you reach your destination you will be so happy that you got lost because that after all is the only way you found your true self.

Prompt of the day Adrift

Continue to Move Forward

One of the the greatest Challenges we have is the need for constant progress to our goals and dreams. The reality is there are days we get closer to our dreams and times we take steps back. Also there are a ton of moments where it feels like there is no progress and you are in a stand still. Nobody wants to Descend away from their goals but it will happen from time to time.

When you have one of these road blocks don’t let it discourage you. In a weird way it can be good for you because you can learn from each let down. These experiences just make you want success more and more. Having your desire to reach your goals build stronger will be the best for you as you go through life.

The biggest thing and what kind of momentum you have going in your life. One road block wont kill your momentum but its best to stop a string of letdowns before they start. If you start to notice that things haven’t been going your lately try doing something  to switch up momentum. It doesn’t have to be something huge it can be something small like getting praise at your job or getting a good grade on a paper for school. Anything you can do to get some positive energy can really turn things around for you in a major way. It is said all the time and its true that the small things really do add up. The small victories adding up really can equal to the big battles in your life being victories as well.

There are also times where things are going our way and for whatever reason we don’t seem to appreciate it. If you do appreciate it it seems to not last long. Think about it there are so many days where things went perfectly after you woke up. You are well rested and its a beautiful day but you don’t notice. You get in the car and the radio is playing your favorite song but you don’t think twice about it. You get to work and it flies by and every coworker is being friendly but you it still doesn’t matter. Now if you have a bad day you seem to remember every detail and it affects you pact even that day. Within your support circle you probably talked at length why your the day was so bad but do you ever talk at length why your day so good? It seems the negative things seem to stick in our mind. You probably ask yourself on these bad day ” Am I ever going to have a good day?” The thing is you have had plenty of good days but it just wasn’t appreciated and slipped out of your memory.

One of my favorite lyrics from any song is ” have you ever danced in the rain or thanked the sun for shining , just for shining over the sea? Take it all in the worlds a show and you look much better when you glow.” Are these just words in a great song? (Change your mind-Sister Hazel) To me it means much more when you think about it. When it is a bright sunny day do you take the time do you appreciate it? Do we stop and just notice all the beauty the world has? Do we sometimes forget to smile at the little things? The world truly is a show whether its good or bad but take time to appreciate all the beauty the world has to offer.

If you are on a string of bad luck it is not all doom and gloom for you all that positive momentum can happen just like that. The world is unpredictable when you wake up you don’t know if it will be a great day or a bad day. You can always turn your luck around and when you do appreciate the better days when they come your way. Always continue to make improvements in your life and create positive momentum for yourself. Most importantly always move forward.