March 25th, 2017
From Poverty to Prosperity!
The past can only create unhappiness when you give it your attention.
Let go of your past and consider the possibilities of the future.
A much better idea is to envision where you want to be in the future. Resolve to focus on your progress.
Small steps add up to HUGE accomplishment
Your past does not have to influence your future.
Think about what your future could hold for you if you make a few wise decisions and concentrate your efforts!
I used to live in a tiny old board house,
I used to have low self-esteem,
I used to have low confidence,
I used to be broke,
I used to think I was ugly,
I used to be crippled by fear,
I used to be depressed, sad and broken,
I used to be mishandled and mistreated.
All of that is over now.
Now? Now, I’m barely recognizable! That person I described, is a story I stand on today.
Because of a shift in my MINDSET!
Yep, something as seemingly simple as a Mindset Shift transformed me into a WHOLE new person.
My choice to think differently, act differently, and see my challenges and obstacles as stepping stones is what got me where I am today.
“You mean just thinking differently can change my whole life?”
Yes, exactly. Follow me here; a shift in my mindset required a conscious effort to think *and act* differently.
What was meant to block me, hinder me & destroy me made me stronger, more skilled, wiser, BETTER!
I paid attention, I looked for lessons, and I didn't allow the intent of negativity to incapacitate me.
I refused to sink into the dark abyss of sadness but rather drew from my inner strength and stood on those sad stories. It’s a matter of perspective and a decision to see the message in the mess!
When the wolves came in sheep clothing with evil intentions, I took it as a lesson to be vigilant and wise.
The hurdles I had to get over made me an experienced jumper, agile & proactive becoming able to quickly recover, move around, even find another route to get where I needed to be faster.
Those cynical, sarcastic characters that crawled into my space trying to break my stride and demotivate my spirit helped me to disregard negativity & dig deeper for inner motivation.
The distractions that could have derailed me taught me to keep my guard up, be more focused, & fix my gaze on my goals like flint.
Falling into those low emotional spaces helped me to get deeper and get stronger with my relationship with God.
Disappointments and betrayal helped me to understand that the only person I have control over is myself and what a friend I have in Jesus as he was and still is my constant friend in times of need!
Trust the navigator, as a Christian woman I place my faith and confidence in God, and I follow his voice of instruction. I surrender to his guidance, understanding fully that when he gives good counsel and advice, it's up to me to move and act!
My "used to" shaped me into a confident, bold, outspoken, purposeful, productive, life changer, go-getter, game changer!
A woman who speaks faith-filled sentences that slay all defeating internal conversations!
I trusted my mustard seed faith to move those mountains before me and it did.
It made me the successful, prayerful gladiator of a woman that I show up as today!
It molded me into a representation of the possibility of transformation.
So, stand on your story! Learn from your ex-peril, move forward with the wisdom gained from the lessons of the past. Don't sink into it and be swallowed!
I’ve met some people who remain stuck in their "used to," crippled by it, never liberating themselves to accomplish all that God created and called them to be.
Moving through life creating havoc; as the saying goes “hurt people hurt people."
They seek out pity parties where people will entertain their “poor me, the past is at fault” mentality.
Don’t be one of those people who as grown adults never move beyond their past.
The ones who walk through life crying “My mother, my father, my uncle, the government” pointing a finger at every possible person they can blame for not achieving the life they desires except themselves.
Failure to take up responsibility for self is one of the main reasons many people never progress, never move forward, never grow.
I know this sounds harsh, but after consistently lying to yourself for years, and using others as scapegoats for your failures, there comes the day when you have those moments of “to thine own self-be true, " and the blaming grows weak!
It is in those quiet moments you will know that if you had made different choices, if you had taken responsibility for self, your life would have been better.
Choose, to be honest with yourself from now on. Promise yourself that you will make decisions that are in your best interest and take steps that lead you to your dreams. Then watch your happiness and self-esteem skyrocket!
I used to be the girl who had nothing
I used to be the girl treated like nothing
I used to be the girl who felt like nothing.
What’s your "Used to"?
How are you using it for good to turn the tide in your life?
It’s up to you.
Here are a few steps I've used for years that got me to a better place in life!
Accepting that you are responsible for creating the life you desire and deserve is crucial to if and how you move forward today! You can be more than you think. Unleash faith-filled thoughts, and your mind will get to work to attract all things you need to accomplish them!
Radical Success awaits you.
~Coach Shelly .