by Sherry Perrier
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. - Jeremiah 29:11-13
Why do most of us always expect the worst from most circumstances? Why do we find it so easy to dislike others’ achievements not understanding their story?
I strongly believe in the saying “What is for you, won’t pass you by” regardless of the challenging circumstances. If you want to accomplish something and you work hard, and maximize your full potential taking advantage of all your opportunities, and stay determined, you will be sure to make it happen.
Challenging circumstances are most times blessings in disguise. If life was too easy, would we be so determined to challenge ourselves each day? What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Always remember pressuring times, provide the perfect opportunity for you to grow.
It’s amazing how amazing life is. Opportunities usually come dressed up as hard work and if you are not self-motivated or do not have the right people around to motivate you, it might be more difficult to accomplish your dreams. It is not easy to remain focused and determined to accomplish your goals over the long run. On the way, there will be people telling you that you cannot do this or that or people telling you, you dream too big; but you have to try to stay focused and try to refuel your energy at all times. There may be challenges, but always remember if it is meant to be it will happen. If it is meant for you, it won't pass you by.
Tips on Preparing for What Is Yours
1. Be grateful
Always give thanks in all circumstances. Thank God for all the many blessings, after all life is not guaranteed and we are obligated to nothing. No matter how bad your circumstances are, always remember there is something to be thankful for.
2. Surround yourself with positive persons
Evaluate all the persons you have within your circle. Do they motivate, encourage or empower you? Try to find persons in your circle that inspire you, persons who uplift you and give you hope. Life is too short to spend your time with people who do not value you and belittle your ambitions. Even on social media accounts, follow like-minded people who you can learn from and who inspire you to be better.
3. Change your thoughts
Thoughts = Things. Whatever you think about and thank about is what you bring about. If you think you will never accomplish anything great, you never will. If you think negatively of your circumstances, it will always be negative. When you change your thoughts, you ultimately change your world. Always look for the positive take in all your situations. If you don’t think it, you may never get it done, all great achievements start within the mind. Always believe in yourself, because if you don’t who will?
4. Feed your mind with positive, inspiring messages
Read motivational books. For example, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Law of Attraction and Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Try to subscribe to positive messages daily so your mind is fed with inspirational messages to refuel your energy. Motivation does not last, however if you are not self-motivated you have to take the effort to seek external motivation.
I’ll share one of my favourite quotes from Rhonda Byrne,
If you are not grateful, you are not living the life you truly deserve. Start giving thanks and remember what is for you will never pass you by, always have faith and believe in yourself!
Updated July 2016