Limiting beliefs explains why you don’t have to be behind bars to be in prison. If I would describe the feeling I got when I heard the statement ‘you don’t have to be behind bars to be in prison’, I would just shout yeeeessshhhh because it felt like someone had slapped me. The statement got me thinking so hard and led me to find out that I had been a prisoner for quite a while. Hey fellow prisoner, I know I’m not alone so shout God forbid as loud as you can but that does not change the fact that we are together. It is what it is darling.
When we lack clarity, we are often confused and unnecessarily stressed. The clearer you are about your goals, the easier it is for you to be consistent with the plans you have to achieve your goal. You are able to set your priorities right and align everything that you do to fit these priorities. It is important that we start the year right hence, this blog post.
The events of these past days have left me feeling overwhelmed and I know I’m not alone in this. Just yesterday night, my siblings had to keep asking me what had happened to me in the space of going upstairs to charge my phone and coming back downstairs to eat dinner. I kept on telling them nothing was wrong when in fact, my attitude was saying otherwise.
I bring you words of encouragement after months of battling discouragement myself!
I know I owe you an explanation of where I went. A lot of things happened which I might not be able to share now but instead, I’ll apologize. I’m sorry. If you subscribed to my newsletter then you should have gotten my apology note. If you’re not, do well to subscribe now. I’ll share more stuff and it might be limited to my email list or they get to read it first.
Words of encouragement at odd times
Just wondering, have you ever had people come to you for words of encouragement just when you feel discouraged? If not all, I could bet that most of us have been in such a position. Recently, I’ve found myself relating to people’s struggles, giving them advice, and sharing their burdens with them while I’m silently battling some stuff.
‘You give the best advice’
‘You have the rights words for every time I’m stuck’
‘You are a lifesaver’
… and so much more are reviews people give me every time we have discussions.
Why do I always have the best words for people but I still don’t have my own shit together. I mean, I should actually be living the reality of the advice I give to people. Well, it’s unfortunate that we find it easy to point others in the right direction. This time I had to help myself since I needed to feel better badly.
It’s okay to feel discouraged
One thing I have found out is that every time I listen to people’s experiences, share mine, and also give advice, I always find them applicable to my life.
Since it worked for me, I thought to share it with you too.
It’s okay to feel discouraged. This was one reality I had to accept.
We all feel discouraged at some point in our lives and that’s okay even though I struggled to come to terms with this. I mean, life is not a bed of roses. Life does not always work in our favor and it’s a hard truth to believe. Things happen and we are physically, mentally, financially drained and we just wish for a miracle. When that miracle does not happen, it feels like everything is over. I get it too.
This pandemic has even made it worse but I’m here to tell you that it gets better.
Words of encouragement to motivate you
Have you ever reasoned that life is the way it is just so that we can appreciate the good times while still learning from the bad times? Think about it! Sometimes you need to feel weak for you to be strong. Your failures, while they do not define you as a person, determine your success.
But how do you get back on track? You need to have support and encouragement. You need to be surrounded by people and things that can serve as your pillars in overcoming whatever life throws at you. That’s why this post is for you.
Encouragement means instilling courage – a brave act that is sometimes more compelling and effective than motivation. Words of encouragement can help you think straight and get back on your feet. They are not just for you to ponder on, but for you to use. They worked for me and so can they work for everyone – anytime, anywhere.
Here are some words of encouragement to help you get by
Some people say that you will never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Perhaps this is true. We only realize that we are strong when we stumble upon challenges in life, and there is no other way to overcome these challenges except to become strong and face them with all might.
Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you. It always seems impossible until it is done. Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.
Hey fighter, soon things will be brighter. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up. When the world says ‘Give up!’, listen to the whispers of hope, ‘Try one more time.’ This, too, shall pass. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”– Drew Barrymore
Whether you are going through a major problem in life or merely losing confidence in yourself, sincere and uplifting words of encouragement will undoubtedly improve your perspective in life. I hope this post did just that for you. I hope your face is brighter than it was before you read this blog post. If it is, share with me your thoughts in the comment section. You should share this post with your friends too, I’m sure they will appreciate it.
Do you know how to deal with disappointment? Have you ever experienced disappointment? Would it be weird if I said disappointment is a normal thing to experience as long as there are expectations? If there’s one thing that is certain that a person would experience before death no matter how good life is to the person, I’ll say it’s disappointment. This could happen in several ways and at different phases of a person’s life.
Do you know that to change your life, you also need to change your environment?
This post is inspired by the fact that many people are willing to have a better life. In fairness to them, they try so hard but all their efforts are frustrated. They end up feeling like losers. Nobody deserves to feel that way. Not even when you are trying. What then could be the problem? Could they be doing something wrong?
This morning I woke up mumbling positive words to myself. It could be as a result of too much sleep or a not so good dream but it felt like a good way to wake up. So I thought, why not write about positive affirmations.
Everybody looks happy but not everybody is happy genuinely. This is not because they don’t feel like being happy. I mean, everyone wants to be happy but some don’t know that they are deliberately blocking happiness from getting into their lives. They are carrying about burden in their mind and heads so much that they have forgotten how to be happy.
It is painful that we find it very easy to lose our uniqueness and originality in a bid to find acceptance. Often time, we can’t take a stand outside what other people think because we are scared of losing them. Worse still, we go all the way to change what we look like, how we talk, how we dress, how we think to suit what other people think it should look like. It’s painful to watch this happen.
Wondering how to increase your level of productivity? I won’t even lie, it has not been easy. I’ve heard people say that blogging is easy because I publish three times a week. So many messages come in from people telling me that I must really have the passion and that’s why I’m really consistent. While some ask if I’m a robot, others ask if I use something to induce my productivity. Let me not deceive you, passion is not enough to keep you consistent. Some went as far as asking me if I’m chasing anything or if anything is chasing me. Lol… Nothing is chasing me, it was just a decision I made to show up for you every time that I need to show up.
So I wrote the topic as if I got these pieces of advice in a very nice way. Far from it guys. I won’t deceive you, they hit me in a very deep place and the normal me would rebel. You know that feeling when you hear something and it stings you? Or maybe you are talking to someone and he says something that slaps. That’s the feeling right there.
This month, we are on a journey to fully crushing procrastination.
Hello there, happy new month. I’m glad you have journeyed with me for three months. Thank you.
Please don’t stop.
We are taking the bull by the horn and smashing our goals this month, no holding back. Do I have a witness? To make the most of the post, you will need to read to the end. If you ever find a need to close this blog post at any point, then you need it more. I love the third point since it has worked for me.
The importance of goal setting cannot be overemphasized. I know that I told you that you can do anything so far you set your mind to it but let me also tell you that you might not be able to do much if you don’t set goals. If you ever want to live the life of your dreams, goal setting is one of the most powerful ways you can achieve that. You thought I would just leave you with the thought of how you can do anything you set your mind to? No, my dear.
I know you have believed otherwise for the longest time but let me remind you that you can do it. The time has come for you to drop the narrative that some things are meant for some people. It’s a lie from the pit of hell (well hell sounds too deep but it passes the message). Success is not just for some people and they are not doing well because they were lucky to get a manual. Do I need to also remind you that they don’t have two heads?
If you want to succeed in life, you need to stop lying to yourself. Yes, I said it and I am typing this with so much passion in me. I mean, I am tired of seeing people console themselves with quotes when what they need is to hear or tell themselves the truth. Every passing day I see quotes like ‘you need to love me for who I am’. My dear, who are you? Do you even truly love yourself for who you are? Well, true that they could love you for who you are but what if who you are is a bad version of you?