Happy Monday everybody….yeah I’m tired too. But here’s a #MondayMotivation quote to keep us pushing towards our goals! 

I’ll be honest. I have all of these ideas that I’m constantly cranking out, right? But I get lazy and fail to execute them like I should sometimes. Case in point, this weekend. Outside of take my little cousin to SkyZone for her birthday and go to the gym once, I didn’t do much of anything on my to-do list. I told myself the BS excuse that jumping around on trampolines really did my body in (it kind of did though), and I needed to rest. That rest turned into me mostly binge-watching on Netflix all weekend! And this morning, I’m paying the price, trying to do a bunch of stuff that I should’ve done on those two days off from my 9-5.

There’s nothing wrong with having lazy moments or the occassional lazy weekend. But this morning, this quote came to mind for me. I’m not in direct competition with anyone but myself, but I will definitely fall behind in my work if I don’t push through my being tired or wanting to chill and watch my shows all the time.

We’ve all got a special talent or gift that we can develop into so much more. We’ve all got a dream that we want to see come into fruition. However, we’ll get left behind if we’re not consistently working toward those things. You can’t just rely on your talent in order to make it. Without hard work, talent ultimately falls to the way side. 


I am such a huge fan of Her Agenda, a career and goal-oriented website for millennial women. The site regularly features awesome girl bosses who have made names for themselves in entertainment, business, writing, etc.

So, one week, I came across an interview with Charreah K. Jackson, the creator of BossBride.com and relationships editor for Essence magazine, and she dropped some serious gems! One of which is the quote above! “It’s irresponsible to have a gift and not fully step into it.

That resonated so deeply with me, especially as I work on this new site. For those of us have found our gifts, we owe it to ourselves to truly tap into whatever those gifts are and find a way to share it with others. For some, it may be the gift of comedy. You can always manage to put a smile on people’s faces, no matter what they’re going through. For others, it may be the gift of hospitality. You are a bright soul that loves making people feel welcome no matter where you are…on the job, at church, at events. For me, it’s writing. I use it to inform and entertain, and now, with Imperfectly B, to uplift others.

Regardless of what your unique gift is, it’s something that you have a duty to truly give your all in, no matter what. Find a way to use your gift not only for yourself, but for others around you!



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