Just finished reading the book "You are a Badass" by Jen Sincero (@jensincero) and I'm so sad it's over! I've absolutely loved delving into her words every day and now I just want to start all over again from the beginning!!! I highly recommended this book for those who occasionally need to be reminded of their badass-ness. Being aware of just how capable we are and the fact that our lives can look exactly the way we want them to is pretty powerful stuff. 💪🙌✊
Read. This. Book!
There are so many times i catch myself comparing my life/ talents/ art to others. I think to some extent, we all do. BUT the thing i have learned is this. If you want to improve the world, start by improving yourself. The more i focus on improving myself, the happier i am. Happiness come from within. DO YOU REALIZE HOW POWERFUL THAT IS ? You create your story. You create your happiness. Comparing yourself to others does nothing but kill your happiness. DO NOT DO IT. You are the only “you” that has ever, and will ever exist. You have talents, ideas, ambitions that are unique to everyone elses. .
I remember when I used to be so insecure, my mother always told me how beautiful I was, but for some reason, this face, my hair, my nose and my teeth just wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough, not because anyone told that or because they acted in a way to make me feel less than, I just felt like I wasn’t enough. This year something shifted, I wanted to see myself the way the Lord sees me. So I stopped looking for validation from people to confirm the things I already knew were true about myself. I reminded myself of what is true and even began to learn how to train my heart to receive these truths. Compliments make me uncomfortable but I’ve learned to just say “thank you”. It is not a lie, I am beautiful, I do glow some days, I have a beautiful smile, my hair and skin is flourishing and I’m happy with me! I’m still growing and I’m still in process, but I just wanted to celebrate this one victory! #LoveYourself#YouAreTheOnlyYou#BlackGirlMagic
I haven't been really posting a lot about my wedding prep weight loss the past few months. I've been working hard and there have been lots of up and downs. I started Jan 1 and to date I've lost 1 pound. It's not for a lack of trying or skipping my workouts, honestly I was very confused as to why the pounds weren't falling off. I've done low carb, weight watchers, LBC and iifym. None of them made the scale move dramatically. Not a lot of people know that I struggle with food addiction and compulsive overeating, both of which can make some days feel almost impossible and consume my life. The number crunching, the inner talks, all the preparation..... It's extremely exhausting. But through all that my success this year shows in this one photo. I started this year out in a size 14, today I'm wearing size 10 jeans comfortably, my muscles are more defined and I feel great! I've had to recently change my energy to health and loving myself, vs my worth from a number on a scale or the size of clothing I'm wearing. It's definitely been a very very hard year for my eating disorder and I'm so very thankful to have a man that loves me no matter my size and the greatest friends a woman can ask for and are the best cheerleaders. In the end all I'm saying is that everyone's path takes them right to where they belong. Even though it's been a hard road, lots and lots of self awareness and compassion have grown out of it. I'm learning how to be the best me I can. #compassion#eatingdisorderrecovery#weightlossjourney#bride2be#2018#loveyourself#youaretheonlyyou#beyourbest
If you want to do something,try to show yourself/creativity through it..show everyone that others r doing it but I'm doing it my own way,its not bad to add a twist or spice it up based on your personality 🤷we are different people n we would still find people who love the way we do our own things. so please try to be you and be proud of it,dnt allow low self esteem bury you..you love something and have passion for it,do it ur way n do it well. be the best of yourself,do it differently n watch ur star🌟 shine. #youaretheonlyyou#beyourself#becreative#saynotolowselfesteem#bethebestofyourself#spicethingsup
All of our stories are so different & beautiful in their own way. I think the comparison game has played too big of a roll in my growth. I've allowed it for too long to make me feel inadequate & put others above myself. The whole "This person is so perfect! He has no flaws! How will I ever be as successful as he/them!" I think this as I am working, practice and trying to attract things and people as I grew up and rushing home to rest and evaluate myself of how I'm living, but how lucky am I to be able to have pass all of those things? How many youths out there are juggling the same questions, responsibilities, undermines etc & are wondering if they are alone? Well youths (girls&boys) I can say I've been there & done all of that! Somehow still in but all i want to say is..
You aren't alone! & for that I love my story! ❤️☺️I am not a victim of my life or what circumstances life has given me. Anything you want is actually possible, you just have to believe it & take action! Once you figure this out the possibilities of your life become endless and your eyes a little bigger and brighter to what there is to offer. Not only what the world has to offer you, but what you have to offer to this world. 🌎
I'm grateful that we have the ability to make choices. Control is an illusion, bit choice isn't. We can choose to keep going, to remain positive, to change, to love a little more and think of ourselves a little less. We can choose to be grateful for what we have or never feel like we're enough. We can choose to forgive and heal wounds, or we can choose resentment and anger. Notice how we dont get to chooose endings or outcomes. We can only simply choose the path and see where it will lead. I hope we all find the courage to take risks, embrace the uncomfortable, and live more by faith.
Happy Sunday! ♥ “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
The power of belief is one of the strongest forces known to man. The lack of it is one of greatest detriments to progress. As we wrap up this series. This is the first middle and last piece that will make everything flow and become activated. ANYTHING you do, or want to accomplish. You must have 100% total belief in yourself. You can't live to appease parents, friends or those in your circle. It won't last and it won't be authentic. You must take time to reflect on the life you want. The person you have to become and TRULY believe because anything less than every ounce of your being being engaged in belief won't produce fruit!! You may even have some fear, that's normal still press forward in belief anyway knowing that you are pursuing your purpose and greatness. The genesis of a fulfilled life is being able to see and BELIEVE that your current circumstances are only temporary. Be bold enough, daring enough to stand 10 toes down on what YOU believe. Belief will empower you to make a way when there is no way. It will find the funds when all options have seemingly ran out. It will pull and push you amongst all odds. I don't know what it is, but whatever it is. A business, a new relationship, overcoming an obstacle. It starts with believing. It's been written that as a man thinketh so is he in his heart. This is so true, the only roadblock between where you are and where you want to be is whatever load of bull you have been believing about yourself. Choose life, choose faith, choose to grind to build the life you want. Choose to cultivate thoughts that support the life you want and be persistent. Just know this and I will leave this nugget with you. If what you currently see isn't what you saw in your vision for your life, then you what you see is temporary, keep the faith keep working. Believe, Believe,BELIEVE!!!! #powerofbelief#Faith#Grindhardbelieveharder#Chooseanewstorytobelieve#Youareamazing#Youaretheonlyyou#Ownyourdopeness#Ganiizm#Excellenceovereverything