These last few months have been difficult for me. With all of my new transitions, I have started searching for something consistent to connect with. But this desire to avoid stirring up the pot by trying to fit in is only to my detriment. This post isn’t for everyone. Not because anyone is less worthy, but because not everyone has started to feel uncomfortable yet.
This is for the person who wants more than their current situation has to offer. This is for the person who’s getting tired of going through the motions. The person tired of laughing at the same jokes and hanging out at the same, old spots. This is for the person seeking substance. This is for the person that feels alone on their climb to the top. This is for the diamond trying to shine in a rhinestone world…
Keep striving for excellence, even when everyone around you is settling for average. Remember that you were created for a divine purpose and destiny takes time. Keep your head up and continue moving forward.
Stand tall and do not shrink to make others feel comfortable. You are an eagle; stay away from chicken coops.
And don’t be afraid of your potential or feel discouraged when others complain about the brightness of your glow. The world needs your light. Because when you shine, you guide other diamonds to greatness.
The creator of the planner that I purchased recently hosted a webinar on how we could effectively use these amazing agendas. As she spoke, she shared words of wisdom that she has collected throughout her life. Below are the 3 quotes that I liked most, and beneath each one is my interpretation of their meanings. Enjoy!
- “The gifts glorify the giver.”
It’s human nature to want to be recognized for what you do well. But most often, we seek recognition for the wrong things. The success of those we help should be more important than us being praised for helping them. Knowing that we’ve helped someone in need should be all the glory we desire.
- “You act according to the way you see the world.”
If you believe that the world is an inherently bad place, you will use that belief to justify why it is okay for you to do bad things. For example, if you think that you shouldn’t trust other people then you are more likely to be the untrustworthy person, because you’ll feel justified in fighting fire with fire. On the flip side, if you see good in the world, you are more likely to do good more often.
- “Where you invest your time, money, and energy is what you value most.”
I think it’s the combination of all three of these things that truly reflects our values. You might be thinking, “I spend time at work but I don’t really like or value my crumby job”. Well, the fact that you choose to show up to this crumby job day after day reflects how much you value providing for your family. Additionally, the money you spend on social outings shows how much you value spending quality time with people you love. And the energy you spend in the gym reflects how much you value your health. If you aren’t proud of where you’ve been spending your time, money, or energy you have two choices: either change your values or change your investments.
Another way to look at this can be very motivating. Before you can succeed at anything, you have to make sure that you are devoting sufficient amounts of time, money, and energy to it. I love Sucsass and I put time and energy into writing and sharing information, but until I recently made the decision to invest money into it, I couldn’t wholeheartedly say that I valued the future of this blog. So give it a try: write down your biggest goal and determine if you’ve been giving it enough time, money, and energy!