Don’t just settle for anything in life believing that you can’t do better. Your mind is a powerful thing and whatever you believe, that you can also achieve. So you have to believe you can achieve greatness. Believe that you were not meant to live a mediocre life. Believe that nothing is too good for you to have. Believe that with hard work you can see your dreams take life.
There is much gratification in seeing your hard work pay off. It makes the journey all the more meaningful. Continue to invest in yourself. You are worth it!
Life will not always go as planned. Sometimes the people you trust and believe in are the ones who will let you down. However the answer is not to trust because whatever field you venture in, trust is necessary. Learn to choose your circle carefully. The right ones will always have your back.
We live in an ever changing world yet many people are afraid of change. However change is often necessary as you begin to climb that mountain that will get you to success. The path will not always be clear. You will encounter change in your personal development. Your circle of friends may change. Your priorities and the way you do things may change. Change is an inevitable part of your growth. Don’t fight change, instead embrace it.
Don’t allow yourself to become distracted. It is a mistake that people often make. If you focus on what others are doing you will lose sight if your own goals. Keep your focus on your goals and the things you want to achieve. Seek out ways to make it happen and associate with likeminded people who will motivate and lift you up.
The most important decision you can make for your life is to believe in your dreams and never quit even when all you see in front of you are obstacles. It is often so easy to get tired and give up. Let’s face it , in life it is not easy to be positive all the time. You will have down days. You will have days when you feel that your efforts are just a waste of time. But you have to understand if it is worth having, it is worth fighting for.
The next time you feel like quitting think of someone who despite all the obstacles they encountered in their lives stuck it out and today is someone successful. Use that person as motivation to help get you to where you want to be. Success is possible. You can achieve that dream. Don’t give up.
From: Women Against Domestic Violence
Dear Men: October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and again with tears in our eyes we write this letter to you. Things have not improved much. Despite our best efforts to spread awareness women continue to die. Just this past week there was another gruesome murder. A man ran over his ex-wife with a car then stabbed her repeatedly. Her grandkids witnessed her murder, they will be scarred for life. I ask of you how can this be right?
Men, how can you hurt the person you profess to love? Why should the person who love you live in fear of you? That is not healthy. Will it bring you joy to look down at your woman in a casket and know she is there because you went too far? Life is fragile. Your job as a man is to protect your woman, not hurt her. That is what strong men do. If you find yourself hurting your woman, it means there is some weakness within you that you must work on.
Men we know that you are not all bad and we are aware that some of you do suffer abuse too. We need you to stand by us in this fight. Talk to your peers, to your friends, or relatives who are abusers. Tell them domestic violence is wrong. Be an example to them. Show them how a real man treats his woman. Men we cannot win this fight without you. We need you to stand by us and fight with us to end domestic violence. You can start by sharing this letter. Together let us spread awareness
I close my eyes and the memories come rushing back
yours was the perfect smile. You always said the right words
that I wanted to hear. I used to welcome your warm embrace,
Now I cringe at your touch. How did it get this far?
Too many apologies, too many I forgive you
too many bruises that I have to hide
How did it get this far?
If you ask some women why they stay in an abusive relationship, many will say: “I love him. He has this power over me. I don’t have the strength to leave him. He is not ao bad when he isn’t angry. He makes me feel loved.”
The problem many women struggle with, is self-love. Ok, so you love him, I get that. But how much do you love yourself? Do you love yourself enough to say I will not allow a man to put his hands on me in an abusive manner? Does he love you enough to know he should protect you and not hurt you?
In this scourge where many women are dying, leaving may be the only solution to staying alive. Are you saying you do not possess the strength to live? No man deserves losing your life over. If you love your life as much as you love him, save yourself!
Knowledge is Power
In many abusive relationships the abuse doesn’t start right away. In fact when he is pursuing you he may be so charming that you feel you have won a prize. It is when he gets comfortable with you and he believes he has you hooked that you may begin to see his true colors.
If he objects to you having a relationship with your former friends and even family members, he may not have your best interest at heart. Abusers love to have their victims isolated. That way when he begins to abuse you there is no one for you to turn to.
If he hits you, tells you he is sorry and it won’t happen again, do not believe him. If he couldn’t control his anger that time what’s to stop him from losing control again? Each time you forgive him you give him more power over you. Slowly over time he will groom you to accept abuse in the relationship.