A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the #ThinkBigSuccessTour. I've had so many people come up to me and ask me, "So how was it?" Simply put...it was amazing. If you're anything like me, you're constantly on the search for that thing that will motivate you to do what you know you're supposed to be doing, but for whatever reason, you're still just sitting around playing games with yourself. Well, I got a ton of motivation and some pretty straight-forward truths about why I'm standing in my own way.
Here are a few quotables from Dr. Stacia:
1. "Don't downgrade yourself today, because you don't know what you will be tomorrow." - Have you ever wanted to do something really amazing, or step all the way out of your comfort zone but then you think..."who the hell do I think I am? I can't do that." I know you have, because I have too. We all do it from time to time. This quote reminded me to always be ready. Talk as if you're already addressing millions of people. Dress as if you're headed to the interview. Carry yourself as if you're already somebody...because you are.
2. "For your purpose, there are always partners." - Everybody can't go with you. Stop getting mad at people for not supporting you, not believing in you, and not understanding your vision. It's not for them. It's for you. And there are purpose partners out there who will grow with you, learn with you, and hold you accountable. You just haven't found them yet. Until you find them, stop trying to force your purpose down the throats of everyone you meet.
3. "People say you're living beyond your means, well live UP to your means!" - Stop saying that having money doesn't matter. It does matter. Having money or having aspirations to have more does not make you less spiritual. I often hear people say, I'm just grateful for what I got. Being grateful and humble is something that we should be whether we're rich or poor. I know a whole bunch of ungrateful broke people. Don't get it confused. I'm grateful for what I have, and my heart is full, but that doesn't mean that I have to sit on my talents/dreams in fear of having more.
I boarded the plane back to Mississippi with so much inspiration and fire circling in my belly. We have one life, and we can continue to sit on the sidelines and watch all the other people play BIG, or we can go home. I came to play. I didn't put on this uniform (purpose), do all this practicing (school/life experiences), and get banged up for nothing (hurdles/setbacks). Put me in the game Coach (God)...I'm ready.