It’s not always about getting what you want…


That which we want is not always what’s best for us.

Often times, not getting what we think we want is best to shape our character, increase our patience, develop more wisdom, maturity & perspective.

I have found that there are many things that I thought I wanted, or, more like, I needed.  But, after not attaining the goal I set or obtaining that thing I expected to have, it got me thinking differently & realizing that what I was wanting wasn’t what was best for me.   These have, for sure, been the times I have matured & grown the most.

I think it is important to say that we all tend to seek instant gratification, not wanting to wait for the things we desire.  We don’t want to put in the work, the sweat equity, to get to where we want to go.  I believe if success were so easy, everyone would have it.  It is such a great learning experience to be disappointed for not getting somewhere & it forcing us to reflect on our situation & becoming stronger as a result of it.

Don’t get all frustrated & impatient when you don’t accomplish what you want.  It might be the very best thing for you.  Be thankful for your plans not going your way & see what you can learn from it.


The pursuit of excellence


As a self-proclaimed perfectionist, I’ve had to learn to back off & realize it’s unattainable, EXACTLY as Vince Lombardi so eloquently puts here.

Pursuing excellence really is the name of the game. I’ve always been one to set a big goal & then feel so overwhelmed because it’s so far away & may even feel unattainable. What I’ve found by reading the right books & getting around the right kind of people is that you need to focus on a little progress EVERY day. 0.03% daily over an entire year is 100%.

What little things can you do today to start getting you to where you want to go? #seedsofgreatness