“When all is said and done, God loves me more than I could ever love myself. As a result of this belief in God’s unconditional love, I can tap into its essence and love myself enough, that my love shines through pain, distress, anxiety, fear, and hopelessness, to open my eyes to the beauty of life; and then share it with others” – MAH MEKOLLE
It’s sometimes all in your perspective, isn’t it? No matter how many sermons we listen to
or how many times we are told that we are worthy of joy, peace, hope, and most of all
LOVE; in the end, all that can be in front of us, and we still won’t see it. I have found
my perspective wreak havoc in my life, when all I could see was “poor me”, or
“it’s them”. When I chose to see what I desired and wanted for my life, soon, I started
to see possibilities! It’s not about being blind to the truth of what our life is like, it is
about expanding our perspective to see more than just the circumstance that might
not change that moment. There is always a spread laid out for us, can we see it?
What does your perspective show you about your life, your possibilities? Dark or colorful?
What habits have you cultivated when it comes to your attitude about storms in your life? Are you set immediately in a panic, do you fret and worry, and begin to speak of all the dreadful “what if” possibilities that could arise from the storm, rather than look for the positive angle? Maybe it is time to start growing that inner muscle that says, no matter what, I have what it takes to weather the storms in my life, for they will come, and go, but I will be the factor that decides if I go with the storms or not. Mah Mekolle
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life and all the roles you have to play? Oh my if you are like most people, you have to play the role of a mother, father, sibling, caretaker, guardian, aunt, Step-parent, colleague, Manager, grandchild, and many many other roles. These obligations can sometimes make you feel like you are going to drown, and then you forget the most important person, your role to yourself.
Your first role is to yourself. Take a moment to realize and know that you are doing your best with the tools that you have on hand right now. Your best might not be solving all your problems and meeting the outcomes you desire, but it is your best effort and there is room for improvement, always. As you watch my video, I want you to imagine you are looking in the mirror, or if you have one available, go and look into it. Who do you see looking back? You. You are your first responsibility. Your duty and role to be at your best, expect your best, and give yourself the best chance comes first. You can not effectively and consistently be so much for other people, forgetting to replenish the giver of time, emotions, finances, and much more, if you do not take time out to take care of you.
Know when you need to step back, whether mentally, emotionally, spiritually or other, in order to recharge, regroup, feed your spirit, your heart and mind. Take that time unapologetically but not recklessly, do it for your sanity, you deserve it, you have earned it if you truly have been trying your best. Remember that we are all on a journey towards the end, do not rush yourself into a mental breakdown just because you got too busy, felt too important in the lives of those you love and take care of, that you didn’t pause to honor your role to yourself. If you breakdown, the people you are doing all this for, will end up lacking what you are killing yourself trying to provide. So, if you want to still be there, doing these things, honor yourself, recharge, be your number one champion.
Let me read and hear from you, practice this and tell me what your experience was. Have you learned to take time out for yourself, is it hard, and what are your obstacles?
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… So, are you holding on to unforgiveness? Are are holding your breath waiting for your offenders to croak from your unforgiving chokehold and expire? You sure? So why are you still holding on so tightly?
Forgive and move on, don’t ask too much, why?, just make the decision to forgive, which means letting go the chokehold that event, person or people have on you. You see, letting bitterness take over is actually a new chokehold you put around your own neck. So, again, forgive and move on. Don’t think too hard, cause in essence, you’re freeing yourself!
To whom much is given, much is expected. Announcing A Mentorship Program. I have been thinking about this for a long time, but I always stopped myself from starting it because I never felt like I had anything yet that I could share in a significant way. Yet, when I think about the fact that no matter how little our gifts or limited our resources, there’s always someone who could benefit from the small we are willing to share. I know, because even I crave and seek mentors who are even just one step ahead of me in what I’m doing or trying to do. I know the value of a leg-up. So, the buck starts with me/us.
If you are interested in Positive Enrichment, motivating others, writing and just starting the process of chasing your dreams, but you’re nervous, afraid to start your own blog, or don’t know where to go, I’m willing to share the little space I have so far.
For closet writers or artistically gifted on any content that is teaching & uplifting like : health, food, poetry, business & technology, photography, art, motivation, or video blogging, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Present a snippet of your content & what you’re looking for.
Selected content will be featured on my blog pearlsofourlives.com, or on my new YouTube channel Pearls of Our Lives. For content I’m good at, I’ll mentor on what I know. For others I will point you to other mentors
IF you’re interested in being a MENTOR or Big Brother / Big Sister in your genre of expertise, let me know & join the cause to give back. We are Connecting Angels
It takes a village, let’s share, rise & shine together 😊
A few key words to guide your day. Focus, drive, persistence, repeat
FOCUS: maintaining attention on a particular thing. When we center our attention on what we really want, we do not let other things get in the way of achieving that goal. We may get delayed along the way, but if you really want something, you have to focus. If you want it bad enough, then you can’t take your eyes or mind off achieving that goal
DRIVE: Drive gives the boost you need to accomplish the task you are focusing on. It’s not enough to want something, you have to get the action into it. A car is only as good as the distance you can drive it. Do you have the drive to take you the distance, or is your dream just a parked car?
PERSISTENCE: Persistence comes in when you start to encounter opposition of any kind to achieving your goal. Life happens, but if we persist, we redirect always to our main focus
REPEAT: Repetition brings excellence and mastery. If you want to be a writer, you must repeat the act of writing over and over. If you want to speak, speak often. You want to blog well, blog often. Simple, repeat, repeat
I hope these few key words add something to your day and give you the extra boost you need to follow and persist in your empire-building
A good heart tries every morning to make the best decisions. Whether it succeeds at the end of the day is a whole other matter. But the strong rise up after an imperfect day & resolve to try again, harder. Don’t worry about those who judge you because of your failures and bad judgement of yesterday, keep your focus on your resolve to always strive higher.
Judgement & condemnation don’t make us, it’s what we respond to that determines how far we go. Keep your chin up always!