(THIS POST IS A PART OF MY “B” SERIES WHICH I’LL DELIVER ONCE A MONTH!
CONTINUE TO B KIND. B SILLY. B INSPIRED. B IMPERFECT.)
“A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, and your purpose.”
I’ve opened up multiple times about the fact that I struggle with comparison. Many of us do, if we’re honest. It ultimately ends up hurting us because, based on other people’s highlight reels, we feel that nothing we achieved or are working towards is enough.
I know this but still I struggle. So much so, that I’ve had to delete and ignore social media at times, outside of scheduling posts for Imperfectly B (which, as a writer and rising microinfluencer, is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to do). I have obsessed over having the “right look” and content for my Instagram and website in my quest to snag sponsorship deals, as well as a good amount of engagement (likes, retweets, comments) across all platforms to be appealing. I wanted to be a big name in my field, thinking that it would mean I could reach more people, when really, it was about selfish ambition. I had to check myself.
Continue reading “You Don’t Have to B Big to B Great (“B” Series)”
It’s a new week and that means….yup, some #MondayMotivation! This quote from author Robert Collier reminds us that success takes consistent effort––day by day, piece by piece. Continue reading “#MondayMotivation”
It’s a new week and that means a new #MondayMotivation quote to get this week started right! I want to share some thoughts behind this quote from the late civil rights leader Whitney M. Young, Jr.
I gravitate towards this quote because, at the beginning of my writing career, I have had opportunities pass me by because I wasn’t prepared for them. I’ve lost some deals, not because they weren’t meant for me, but simply because I wasn’t able to handle them properly. Oh, the lessons learned. I realized early on that time management, deadlines for self, batching posts, taking classes and other vital tasks were going to be important for me to be successful. I couldn’t half-do things or I would always be behind. I’m determined to never miss a great opportunity for myself again.
The same goes for all of us. If we want something to happen, for our business, brand, whatever, we have to make sure we’re prepared for major things to happen. We need to constantly work towards stronger skills and better education to handle the success we want to achieve. That way, when that time comes, we’ll be ready.
Good morning y’all! Yeah, I know, it’s Monday morning and, already, you want to be back in bed. Here’s some #MondayMotivation to keep you forging ahead!
Let me tell y’all. No matter what you see online or on TV, at work, or wherever, there is no thing as a real overnight success. That’s why one of the things you have to let go of is comparing yourself to other people because you don’t know what they went through or how hard they worked to get to where they are right now.
This quote from retired soccer legend Pelé is so true. Success isn’t a coincidence. It’s no accident. It doesn’t just pop up after putting in a little bit of time behind the scenes. It comes with a lot of prayer, hard work, rejection, tears, networking, strength, and perseverance. A LOT. Trust me. And it’s constant. Once you even reach where you want to be, then you have to focus on staying there and continuing to advance. The struggle is very real, y’all.
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But what keeps you going, ultimately, is true love and passion for whatever it is that you are doing. Once you find that, continue to work at it, invest in it, study it, and grow. The success will come, but you gotta keep pushing y’all!
Pitbull shares powerful words of wisdom on how failure ultimately leads to success!
Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide himself, had some very wise words regarding failure. In the short motivational video below, he shared how failure truly is the mother of all success, citing popular figures like Michael Jordan and Walt Disney, who saw heartbreaking failure before becoming who they are known as today. He even spoke on his own experience as an artist, being told that he didn’t have hit records. Look at him now!
I watched this video and it definitely helped to push me through some recent rejection of my own. I really used to fear failure and rejection. So much so, that I wouldn’t even risk going after new things or networking with people to grow my career. Nobody likes failure, but failure is necessary in life. We might hate to hear it, but it’s true. Failure shows you where you still have room for improvement. Failure, if you have the right mindset, pushes you to keep going until you succeed. Failure ultimately gives you a greater appreciation for the wins that come later!
Check out Pitbull’s powerful words below!