You Are Not an Accident

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I was sitting in my room one morning when this phrase came to me in a fit of inspiration. I was feeling down on myself about things I could be doing better, ways that I wasn’t living up to what other people wanted from me. How I wasn’t this enough or that enough. How I wasn’t successful enough after an expensive college education and doing everything that we are told to do in order to be successful.

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Our Gift

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Each of us is guaranteed to be better than anyone else when it comes to AT LEAST one thing. We are all born with this guarantee. This skill or trade, some may say. This skill is innate to us. We don’t really have to try at it, or so we are told. It comes naturally and it is unique to all of us.

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Focus

I’m convinced that all you need to succeed in life is a little ambition, some education, and A LOT of focus. Not just regular focus either. Laser-sharp focus on what it is you’re trying to accomplish. Once you’ve got the focus, everything else seems to fall into place in due time.

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A Beautiful Detour

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I just watched a clip of one of Oprah’s talks  where she talked about how there are no mistakes in life. Every moment we have is leading to where we’re supposed to be. There’s no such thing as being on the wrong path because God, The Creator, or the Universe (your pick) has a supreme vision for our lives. And even if we get thrown off course, that just means that it’ll take longer to get to our true destination There will be many people who don’t believe in that concept but, even if you don’t, let’s all entertain it for a second.

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It’s time to date yourself

Okay, I swear I’m not getting Bishop T.D. Jakes obsessed but this guy has some important wisdom to share and I’m so glad he’s sharing it! Especially with one of my top role models, Oprah. If you haven’t already, please watch this video to boost your life!


Original video on Oprah’s website

I totally love this idea of dating yourself. As I’m on this self-exploratory journey at the moment, to find out what is really important to me and what kind of impact I want to have on the world – dating myself is vital.

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Don’t let fear stop you

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Motivational quote from my mom and Joyce Meyer

This snippet of paper has hung in my room for years. It was created to get me through a gruesome NYU paper which was causing me some serious anxiety. Luckily, I had the sense to call my mom to help get me through it. She recommended I print out the quote and I’ve recently found out that it’s a quote from Joyce Meyer! So I guess I owe her thanks, as well.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately. I credit this to my recent, and abrupt, move back home to the DC area after spending a good amount of time dreaming of my escape from NYC.

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