Hey everyone. I hope that you all are doing well as we close out the first quarter of the new year. I hope that as you self reflect; self evaluate, revisit goals and projections that you discover that you have met or exceeded your expectations. If not, I hope that you at least remained steady or the same. After all, slow and steady is certainly better than going backwards or downward.
Okay, so you did end up in the negative or went the opposite way of your goal or expectations? Ask yourself, how did I get here? What did or didn’t I do? What changes do I need to make? Are my goals and expectations realistic? And, most importantly, are my goals and expectations someone else’s or mine? This form of critical thinking really works no matter what you are doing be it business, personal, work or career, relationships, etc. Listen, you don’t want to waste your time attempting to achieve something that is not really in your heart or capacity to do.
God has given us all unique talent, gifts, passions, abilities, and assignments. What are YOURS? And, some goals that we make are actually God given blessings and promises. Good health is one of them. So, if that is a goal of yours, go through the questions; make the necessary adjustments; and truly commit to achieving good health. Is singing your gift? No one taught you how to. You didn’t have to practice. You simply opened your mouth one day and a beautiful sound came out! That’s a gift.
Let’s say that you hear others sing and decide that you “want” to sing. You open your mouth and a not so beautiful sound comes out. LoL Well, now you have to practice, practice, practice. Some people will get better and better but for them it’s work! Others will not get better no matter how much they practice. They certainly weren’t born with the gift and can’t even develop the talent through practice. If that’s you (singing is used as an example and this could be anything else), perhaps you should move on to something else. Don’t waste another month or quarter.
What’s that you ask? What about prayer? Yes, we know that prayer works so if you are truly serious about achieving whatever it is (singing, dancing, teaching, chemistry, business, etc.) that you are not good at, go to God in prayer about it. He really is a miracle worker! One of my favorite sayings from back in the day was and still is “if your mind can CONCEIVE it and you BELIEVE it, you can ACHIEVE it. Don’t just dream it. Be it!”
However, keep in mind that if you don’t get better; if you don’t master, achieve, excel, exceed all expectations in it; then, again, perhaps “it’s” just not for you. It’s not your gift or talent. You should be doing something else and it is up to you to discover what it is. Now let’s get to work so that we can hit our second quarter goals!
Remember to tune in Saturday, March 31st, 2019 for the next show. Also, this Thursday my next Karioke Moment“ will be posted at https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety. Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com. Peace.
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