Tag Archive: restoration

From My Thing To The Thing

As I’m planning and plotting this #REALConference2020, I find myself at the same wall: fear. Like what in the entire world is going on with me? Have I not conquered this place yet? A resoundingly amplified NO is bouncing off the walls of my brain…

Don’t get me wrong: I am so much farther than I have been in the past. But I still have a long ways to go. I don’t know what it is. I find myself taking deep breaths, blinking a lot, and pondering not doing whatever it is that I’m about to do. I should focus, though, on the fact that now I go ahead and do that thing instead of letting fear win.

It’s so annoying, though. I don’t like feeling on the verge of a panic attack. I don’t like my friends questioning why I’m going through these changes. I get frustrated with my OWN self for feeling this way. Have you ever felt like that? Maybe your thing isn’t fear, but you have something that gives you pause for the cause and makes you hesitate a little longer than you anticipated.

We all have a proverbial thorn to work on and through. If it’s not something that we are actively working on and through, it will devastate and devour us. Know how I know? Because I have been devastated and devoured by my fear. For years, I lived in the shadows of greatness because I was afraid. Honestly, I’m still not going to raise my hand first, but now I will at least raise it…and that’s progress.

So, I celebrate that this fear thing moved from being “my” thing to being “the” thing. I no longer take ownership of the fear. I acknowledge that is it a thing, feel whatever and however I need to, and overcome it. Listen…it took me a LOOOOOONG time to get here and I’ve still got a ways to go, but at least I’m moving forward.

My encouragement to you is to move forward. If you know you have a “thing” that you claim, let’s work on getting restored from that brokenness. Once you do that, you can elevate your thinking and actions, affirm yourself along the way, and be liberated from the thoughts and actions that kept you broken. You will have become #REAL! And just so you know, being #REAL is a continual process…there is always some area of life where growth will be necessary. It is the charted progress in your process that will help you continue to move forward at your own pace.

Join me for #REALConference 2020. I have some amazing speakers who will help ALL of us get REAL in various areas of our lives. Log on to www.realconference.org for more information and to register today.

When The Push Is Necessary

I started this blog post November 2018…and I’m just getting around to finishing it…LOL!

I’m sitting in a business lab and was tasked with writing a blog…so here I am…writing…

What I am discovering is that I needed this push…because I need to do it. I need to write. Writing is cathartic and healing. It also helps others which is what I’m all about. Why don’t I do it more often? Because it’s hard.

Sometimes, I have so much on my mind that I NEED to get written down. It’s good stuff, too! Other times, I have random questions that I think other people want to ask as well. But finding the time…really taking the time to sit down, gather my thoughts, and put it down seems so incredibly daunting. There is a Gavin to take care of, there are dishes to be washed, photos to be taken, and not to mention ALL the other things on my mind.

How can I do and be better with this writing thing? Well, I am using the word “PUSH” to get me over this hump.

Pursue: I have to pursue peace and make that a priority.

Understand: I have to understand that I’m not superwoman.

Strategize: I have to create a plan that puts the proper priorities in order.

Hope: I have to believe that there is a greater purpose in making things happen.

If I keep these things in mind and execute the strategy to accomplish them, I will fulfill part of my purpose here on this earth. Looking from that perspective, I have no choice but to write. Know that when you pursue the purpose for your life, fulfillment will soon follow.

What is the thing that you are supposed to be doing? Connect with someone or something that will give you that PUSH!


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