Marva Seaton is a Mom, Author, Blogger, and Poet. She is passionate about issues concerning woman and tries to highlight stories of those suffering abuse. She strongly believes in fairness, equality, and the empowerment of women.
What do you want from life. What do you wish for more than anything else in this world. Identify it now and work towards achieving that goal. Do it now while you have the strength, energy, and mental capacity. Don’t be satisfied with mediocrity and choose only what is easy. That is one of the biggest mistakes people make. Choosing to have an easy life now almost guarantee that you will have a hard life later on. So do the hard stuff now while you can, and enjoy an easy life later on.
Many people go through life with little thought of growing old. They have no plan for when that time comes when they can no longer function as they used to do. It is almost as if old age creep upon them by surprise. Don’t make that mistake. Start planning for the years ahead.
People know your name but not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinion of you with a grain of salt. In the end it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what is best for you and your life, not what is best for everyone else. (Unknown)
One valuable lesson in life is understanding that people won’t always support you even though you support them. They won’t always respect your feelings even though you respect theirs. Sometimes the people you do the most for are the ones less likely to lend a helping when you are the one in need. Sometimes you have to be your own best friend and your biggest cheerleader because it’s not about them. It’s about you!
It is important to keep a positive mind but simply being positive is not enough for you to achieve success. You have some people who pray in the morning, at noon, and and at night. They have a lot of things they want to achieve but the problem is, they take no action to allow their prayers to manifest. As Pablo Picasso says, “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Whatever you want in life you must take action. Hold on to that key and don’t let go. Put in the work and God will do the rest.
From today onward tell yourself, I will act now, I will be persistent. I will push forward even when it gets hard. I am a possibility. In me lies the power for greatness. I will achieve success because I am determined, I am hungry for it. I will keep pushing, and I won’t give up.
In life you will hear more noes that yesses and you will encounter a lot of closed doors. Don’t take it personal and doubt yourself. Like you many people had a lot of doors slammed in their faces, but you know what some didn’t let it stop them. They kept knocking. They kept pushing and their persistency eventually paid off. There is nothing that can stop someone who is determined to succeed.
It takes determination to see your dream come through. It takes believing in yourself when others don’t. It takes telling yourself I can when others tell you, you can’t. It takes getting back up when you fall and learning from your mistakes. It takes pushing forward when you feel like giving up. Remember if success was easy everyone would be successful. So keep working at it until your dream becomes your reality.