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Why I Dont Make Resolutions

I don't make resolutions because I don't keep them. That is it!

Thinking back, I have never keep a New Year's Resolution; however, throughout my 20's I have always made them.

Instead of making resolutions, sit and plan for your year.

Map out your major goals and your sub- goals.

Chart how you are going to accomplish these goals.

Actually, get up and work on accomplishing your goals.

Vision board your goals, dreams and aspirations.

Never give up even if you feel like you cannot make it.

Day 6- Positive Thinking

There is no secret to The Secret. Positive thinking is so powerful it can totally transform your life.  Here are a few thoughts I want to share based on Positive Thinking.

Day 5- Traffic

I am almost at the end of my day and it has been a task and a half to get home. Traffic humbled me tonight. I wanted to get to church and instead I found myself sitting in traffic for two and a half hours. When I got to the church I saw everyone walking out. I did not even get to hear amen. Instead of being angry and annoyed (my usual practice) I went inside the church and told the pastor what happened. After sharing my ordeal, he prayed with me. If I had allowed traffic to piss me off to the point of anger and frustration I would have missed out on the simple point that it is never too late to pray for God's blessings and guidance.  

So I guess what I am trying to say is that traffic will always be in our life. It will be like an obstacle to the next best thing we want to do. The truth is we cannot escape from traffic, just like how we cannot escape the various obstacles that will be present in our lives. What we can do is make a conscious decision to choose how we react to all of…

Day 4- Inside Out

We all know that a beautiful spirit creates a beautiful person. However, often we do not understand what that means exactly. We also seem to forget that we should all try to develop a beautiful spirit in all of us. In theory, I understood the concept of inner beauty; however, in truth I did not understand it at all. Let me explain what I mean, I remember last year my face started to break out. I would go to bed and wake up with a huge pimple that had developed overnight (I kid you not). This was hard for me to cope with or even understand because I never had to worry about acne at any point in life. Now, after many years after adolescence I had to deal with magical pimples that developed in my sleep. I tried to beautify myself with lotions and face creams. I even stopped looking in the mirror completely. I would go days without actually seeing my own face. Like I said, I did not take it well. 
But looking back now, I realize that the inner turmoil I was experiencing at that point in my…

DAY 3- Knocking Down Mountains

I had what Oprah calls an 'aha moment' this morning. I woke up feeling the pressures of the world on me. As I thought about the numerous tasks I had on my plate to complete, I felt a headache slowly starting to develop in my brain and with each passing moments I started to feel the pressures of the day mounting and mounting. That is when it hit me, why should I allow a mountain to fall on me and shallow me whole. I thought to myself, my God is awesome. Then it occurred to me, why should I worry when my God can move mountains. 
So, I immediately started to speak positive energy into my day. I started speaking positive energy into my whole approach to my problems. I started looking not at my problems but at how I can solve my problems. I started to tell myself that a mountain was there because I allowed it to be there. With each spoken word my mountain began to break away and turn into rubble. 

I realized that i had allowed myself to be placed in a position of stress and fear beca…

Day 2- Between a Rock and a Hard Place

I am sitting here looking on a blank screen trying to put into words how i am feeling and how my day went. It seems like there are no words to capture the essence of what I want to say or  the feeling I want to share.  It seems like a ten ton concrete block as fallen on me and I am trying to get from under it. What would have been a blissful day was tarnished by specks of gray, a mountain of paper work, a number of crushing news and a hectic journey home. 

Today reminded me that change is not easy. It is a process that comes from  constant work. It also remembered that at any point, life can throw you a curve ball. Often these curve balls are God's way of telling us to get off the bench and rise to the challenges that come our way.

Here are some quotes I want to share today..........

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow,
For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” - Unknown

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, t…

Day 1- A Calm Storm

I have to be reminding myself that this journey will result in purging my soul. It is not easy to make a conscious decision that your life must change for the better and as such there are some things that must go.....including persons. 
Therefore, the first day was a calm storm. I had a headache that just wanted to remind me that i should be feeling crappy and sick. At one point i was about the vomit. Instead of giving in to the storm raging in side me i decided to breathe and refocus my energy to the various tasks at hand. 
With this in mind, I experience a sense of peace and total reassurance that it all will work out and things will be great.  From that point on things slowly fell in place.

It only goes to show that every situation as the possibility to change for the better. It all depends on our perspective.

The 21 Day Challenge

Tomorrow,  I am starting a twenty one day challenge of Becoming a Better person. This means no television, no radio, no negativity, no gossiping (not that  I normally gossip) and no Rap/ R&B/Dance hall music for twenty one days. The aim of this challenge is to develop and enrich my spiritual life. So, i decided to write a post for each day of my challenge. I hope you will join me on my journey