“Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Some see a weed, some see a wish, some see a seed. At the end of the day it does not matter what anybody else sees, it matter what you believe, see and think. It is your life and not one person will live or care for your own life more than you will. Live your life with some passion, some compassion, love and understanding of everyone else’s differences in life. Your heart and mind will thank you for it. “
What is your story?? What inspires, drives or persuades your life?? Do you own your life and story or do you allow others to define what is “appropriate” within a predisposed scope of life’s definition?
We grow up in different environments, cultures, backgrounds, religions, financial hierarchies. Our lives at times are exposed and open wether we agree or disagree. We grow up in cities, towns and communites and our lives will be exposed in some form or another. Do you stand back and watch as life passes you by, or will you take a stand, take 100% for anything that happens in your life and direct the course of your story??
We have proud moments in our lives and we have those moments we wish we could erase. I have found for myself the more I tried to erase my story, the more I found it in the walls, the ceiling, the dirt the air. The moment I decided to own my story, regardless of my circumstances is the day I was able to begin to live in the moment, create a present and take charge of my future.
I don’t introduce myself as my past, nor do I correct people who feel they know my story.
We have to make the decision to own our story and be responsible for every moment we live. You are the only person that can decide to stop inviting your past thoughts and behaviors. The ability to reach your desired potential in business and life requires only two things, thought and action.
You decide if you become part of the noise or focus and create your life.
The minute you decide to embrace your flaws to learn, improve and teach, is the minute you decide to free yourself from apologies and from giving the power to someone else to define who you are.
The statistics are always on television, news, radio, if you want to develop anxiety about the future turn on the television. I am not stating television is a negative thing, I watch television and I read the paper and I lessen to the radio. I am referring to the section about statistics and backgrounds. The chances of you succeeding are determined by your background? I don’t buy that.
When you choose to focus on progress and achievement, you will be successful and when you learn that other’s people’s opinions are of others for a reason, not only will you be successful, you will have true happiness as well. Your focus will shift from maybe, I can’t, perhaps, someday, to I can and I will.
I grew up in an area defined by statistical standards. If I believed the standards, I would not have the courage, right, nor ability to write poetry, become a speaker, write books and motivate.
Wishing for better things in life is a wonderful way to think, acting on the things you want from life, taking action towards progress and not complaining about what you don’t have is wonderful way to live. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel as if a lens is upon you, what has worked for me to empower me is to own my story.
When you learn to see the negative attributes of your life as a story line vrs part of who you are, you give yourself permission to hold the pen, take accountability and write the next chapter of your life with a clean page.You are not your past, you are who you believe you are in the present.
Every day you wake up is a day you can decide how you will live your life, what will it be for you today and for the rest of your life?
I will be a speaker, author, poet, nurse, mother, daughter, sister, friend, companion and a voice for my life and pillar for those around me. I am forgiving, human, kind and I stand up for what I believe in.
With outmost respect, may owning my story inspire you to beauthentic, fearless, caring and human.