This being a celebration month, I choose to take you through my journal and I pray you can learn one or two things from my story which you can apply or help you lead a better life. This was all inspired by my phoenix journal I received as a gift on my birthday. Just for you to catch up, part one can be read here
Below are questions with their corresponding answers;
What are my dreams?
I am still on my journey towards becoming J that is; bearing fruits of greatness. I hope to get married someday and raise amazing children, continue with Philanthropic work, start a foundation to bridge societal gaps, continue coaching leaders, and walk with broken-hearted people. I am sold out to helping people and systems perform better.
What is holding me back from pursuing the life of my dreams?
The only thing holding me back from pursuing my dreams is limited finances. I am not where I would want to be financially but I am in a much better place. Early this year I set out to clear my debts so that I run a clean financial house. As of today, I have managed to clear 75% of my debts and I believe by my next birthday, I shall be debt-free. Being debt-free will allow me to manage my finances better and start taking baby steps in the direction of my dreams.
Which situation makes me most fearful?
Dying without having fulfilled the purpose for which I was created makes me most fearful. To me, this would be tantamount to having failed. Naturally, I dislike failing but I have over time learned that failure is part of life and all I need to do is find ways of coming out of failure and winning. In all I do, I endeavor to align with God’s will, and my goal in life is to die empty. I shall do all it takes to empty myself. I will read, write, sing, teach, dance, or do any other thing if it means me maximizing my potential through different means. I look forward to meeting my creator and He tells me, ‘Well done my daughter” Come to think of it, my most fearful situation is in the afterlife????
Do I celebrate wins? How?
Yes, I celebrate wins. I am the kind of human being who celebrates every win even as simple as waking up alive. I celebrate wins in various ways depending on the prevailing circumstances. The bottom point is, every win must be celebrated. Celebrating wins gives you the energy to keep pushing forward. It stirs your faith and hope. It also keeps you happy and a happy soul is a healthy one.
Here are ways how I celebrate my wins;
- Through self-talk using words of affirmation and encouragement
- Singing to God about them. More of Daddy, let me sing for you what You have done
- Rewards in form of clothes, alone dates, shoes, day-offs road trips, and any other tangible gifts
- Sharing testimonies with the world verbally or in written form. I also keep a gratitude journal.
- Extending generosity. I will give to a cause.
How can I better incorporate my interests into my work and daily activities?
Personally, most of my interests are hinged on helping people and systems perform better. I can better incorporate my interests into my work and daily activities by continuing to only say ‘yes’ to things that are in alignment with my purpose. If I sense uncertainty, I always seek Godly counsel and help. I also need to be intentional in fanning into flame my different gifts through the different assignments I have been deployed in. For example, I do a lot of administration work in most of the organizations I volunteer with. Through these, I can help people and see organizations prosper. I get fulfilled because as the corporate vision yields, my vision too yields. Something I thank God for.
A few questions for you to answer as you enter a new year;
- What are your interests?
- How can you start to celebrate your wins?
This will be it for today. Watch out for part 3 as we conclude the journey through my journal.
Until then , stay safe.
I LOVE YOU!
I am the Lioness Arising
©Words from the Pot