All week I’ve been game planning my month! From finances to career goals, debt goals, my family goals. I’m mapped out for the rest of the month and now working towards quarter goals. I had a thought though; we live in a world where you can literally go do whatever you want to do. If you want to start a new business you can, if you want to pay down debt you can, want a career change there’s nothing but opportunity out there!
So many people are bogged down by real life happening around them they forget what’s available to them. I want to encourage you today, don’t let your dreams go by the wayside! You are in control of your circumstance! There’s nothing and no one that can stop you but you.
I started thinking about what independence means and what the 4th of July means to our country. The definition of independence means “Free from outside control, not depending on another’s authority. Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence.” We are in a position where we can dictate the lifestyle we want to have. You are not stuck in any situation. I can say that because honestly, that’s how I felt this week. Overwhelmed by life in general and it became so crystal clear this morning that I can change my situation when I’m ready to.
The definition of independence means “Free from outside control, not depending on another’s authority. Not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence.”
So that’s what my focus will be for the rest of the year! I thank God for the opportunities that He has placed in my life. Ones that I ran away from for so long because it took hard work. That sounds crazy even coming out of my mouth, but it’s the truth! I wasn’t willing to put in the extra time and energy because I was tired most days! With being a mom, career woman, student, and business owner… IT’S A LOT! But you know what that’s what life demands. It’s my responsibility to take care of my family, and I take full ownership over that. So it’s time for me to step out and buck up! Lol just to put it plainly, I’ve got to step up in my life and so do you. Being in this complacent place, being ok with mediocrity, settling for less is not an option!
At this moment I just can’t fake the funk anymore, and through self-development, I’ve had to get very real with myself. I advise you to do the same! On this beautiful day of liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Take a look at your life and decide if your ok with it or if you want to make a change! If you do, start taking the necessary steps to get out of your way! If you need to pay down debt get a side hustle, if you need to make a career change update your resume boo, and if you need to spend more time with your family figure out how you can do that! Whatever it is hop to it! And cheer up buttercup because you live in the greatest country on the planet! Yes, we still have our issues to work out in this country, but opportunities around us now more than ever!
Take today to spend time with your family, start dreaming big, and go after it; with a relentless, unstoppable pursuit!