What is it that you want out of life? Have you given any consideration as to where you see yourself in five to ten years from now? Do you have a a future outlook, or goals that you what to achieve? Have you ever considered creating a plan as a means of getting what you want out of life? What about a vision, can you see yourself moving in the direction that you were meant to go? If not, then now is the time to get started. One of the most important things we can do for ourselves is have something that we are working towards.
It’s one thing to aspire to do something, but it’s very different when you have an idea or an active blue print for how you plan to accomplish what you desire to do. Blue prints are a great resource as it allows you to make adjustments and changes as needed. Life will throw you curve balls and when that happens, you have to be able to adjust and shift with it, and not give up. The blueprint is just a roadmap for giving some directions on how to reach your goal, but it’s not designed to state that this is the only way to do do it. I don’t want to talk in circles about this, but I just want to share with you the importance of setting yourself up for greater.
Too many times we fail to get to where we want to be in life because we allow things to get in the way. I call this blockage. It’s so much easier for me to come up with all the excuses as to why I can’t do something, but when it comes to identifying the reasons that I should I struggle.
Well, no more. It’s time to Level Up! for me Leveling-Up means that what I dream and aspire to be inside my head, need to be consistent and congruent to what is happening outside my head. Ok, let me say that differently. It’s time to bring my visions and my thoughts into my reality.
Here I am thinking and talking like I have the Mercedes, yet and still I’m driving around in the Kia. Yes, I’ve laid the foundation, I’ve done the work, I’ve even mapped out the game plan, but I keep making the excuse for why I have not yet graduated from my kia to the Mercedes. Now granted, I can hear a few of you saying, there’s nothing wrong with a Kia and infant its a smart and economical investment. I won’t disagree with you there, but what I am suggested is that if you think small, you’ll stay small - but if you think big, then it’s time to move on to bigger and better things, and get this - your substance will compliment the Mercedes and Driving a Kia just won’t do it anymore.
So are you ready to level up? Are you ready to step out of the mindset of stating what you can’t do and start, moving forward in what you know you were gifted to do? If the answer is yes, then I would encourage you to take these few steps:
Morning reflections sang from my soul
I suffered so long just to feel whole
Never knowing which way I should go
I never gave up this you should know
I pushed, I cried, I labored long
Sometimes feeling like I could no longer hang on
Because I refused to give up
I can now say what -
This journey of mine has truly done
It has created a warrior, a queen
A voice of reason, an image to be seen
It made fear my footstool
And my enemies my ladder
Now I rise high,
Now I’m much better
Better than the naysayers
And yes much Better than my haters
I’m using all that evil for good
Creating world changers
There’s no stopping me now
The Dragons been unleashed
I’m doing what God created me To do
And that is to slaughter the beast
Ride with me now or step aside
This here battle is do or die
I’m a doer so I fight to live
I fight so hard because I got much more to give
I'm a licensed Clinical Social worker, license to work in the State of Pennsylvania. I have over 19 years experience working in the Mental Health Field as a Child Welfare Worker, Administrator, Consultant, Educator and Clinician. I'm dedicated and committed to the work I do which includes impacting and changing lives. In my spare time I like to write poetry, watch movies, and share my thoughts through blogging.