Words of Wisdom: “Don’t Base Your Worth On External Factors”-Ashley Graham

This Words of Wisdom video today is from model Ashley Graham (who is about to be a mama soon!). This one is for those of us struggling with truly recognizing and standing in our self-worth.

In the clip, Ashley opens up about not wrapping her worth up in external factors like her job, her money, or what social media says about her. Instead, she makes the conscious decision to love herself just as she is and stand confidently in that.

Watch the clip below.

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We have a habit of basing our worth on external factors like promotions or increments at work, relationship status, social media following, no. of Chanels and Guccis etcetera etcetera.. But we need to understand that we are enough as we are and that our worth is not based on how the world decides to reward or judge us. It should come from within based on our very own choices and actions. Please never forget that you are more than just your work. More than just your social media following. More than just your picture perfect relationship. More than just your mental health. More than your disability. More than your possessions. More than everything that the world has made you limit your view of yourself! Words of wisdom by Goddess @ashleygraham 💫 #selfworth #youareenough #youareperfect #youarebadass #bebadass

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I do this A LOT. I think to myself, Oh, if I could be better at this…if I accomplished that…if I looked like that…if I started doing this, I’d be straight. Life would be better. Not necessarily. So I’ve been working on loving myself more right now as I am. Realizing that I am a great person no matter the external circumstances (aka my career, my love life, my possessions, etc.). I have to love Brittany for who she is, quirks, flaws, and all.

It’s so cliché to say that you are enough, but people need to hear that. I need to hear that. Let’s work on being more confident in who we are internally, not just what we have going on on the outside.

Words of Wisdom: “It’s Not Over Until You Win”-Les Brown

I love this Words of Wisdom clip from I hope it encourages y’all today.

In this older clip, Les recalled playing games of Connect Four with his son John-Leslie. Les beat his son for 10 straight games and finally called it quits, ready to go to bed. However, John-Leslie refused to let him until he finally won a game. Finally, John-Leslie beat his father in a game and was happy to go to sleep. He had the persistence and perseverance necessary to finally win.

No matter how big the dreams or how much work is put in, we all go through periods of loss, rejection, and setbacks. But are you willing to keep pushing forward when it gets rough? Are you willing to keep working on your goals even when it doesn’t seem like you’ll ever get there?

This is the attitude that I have. I don’t care how many challenges I face, setbacks and rejections that come up, and people who don’t support. I’m pressing on. I refuse to give up on myself and my goals. I’ve already achieved some great things and I’m working towards even more, no matter how hard it gets. How about you?

Watch Les’ inspiring video below!

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Words of Wisdom: “You Become A Champion in the Dark”-Eric Thomas

I definitely post videos from motivational speaker Eric Thomas a good bit but he’s THAT good. He posted this clip today and I had to share it for today’s Words of Wisdom.

In the clip, ET is talking to a football team about the word “champion.” People think that simply winning is what makes you a champion but it’s really not. The reason you even win in the first place is because of the work you’re doing when nobody’s watching. When people aren’t telling you what to do or how to act and think or what to study. It’s the habits that you develop and the work you put in behind the scenes that separate the great from the mediocre!

Watch the quick clip below!

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Words of Wisdom: “Develop Good Habits”-Elliott Hulse

Optimistic that these Words of Wisdom from strength and conditioning coach Elliott Hulse will motivate you through these last three months of 2019!

In the clip, he talks about how the focus shouldn’t be on achieving the big goals or looking at the big picture every day. Really, your focus ought to be on committing to the activity that’s going to get you to where you want to be. Building good habits are the building blocks for every dream or goal you have, so if you aren’t doing what you need to do (whether you feel like it or not), you’ll inevitably fail.

I’ve dedicated these last few months to building better habits of my own, specifically when it comes to the gym and writing. I encourage you all to build your own good habits to match those big dreams…2020 is right around the corner!

Check out the video below.

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Words of Wisdom: “Take Off”-Lenell “Crab Boss” Watson

I’ve been sitting with these Words of Wisdom from restaurant owner, Lenell Watson, for a minute. I’m from Maryland and, like most people from the area, I love crabs and seafood. If you ever happen to drive through Brandywine, MD, definitely pull up Lenell’s restaurant, Crab Boss. But I digress.

This clip Lenell posted some weeks back really resonated with me. He compared your life to a jet. A jet slowly cranks up before takeoff, but, once it’s in the air, it’s going incredibly fast. But there has to be some work done to get it up there before it can really take off.

Taking off means going hard and going as high as you possibly can in every aspect of your life to get to higher heights. That means doing what a lot of people won’t and going above and beyond. That means sometimes starting early and staying late. That means powering through even when you want to relax because the purpose is greater than your feelings. If you want something different, then that means you have do something different. So take off!

Watch Lenell’s powerful Words of Wisdom below…

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