This is the 2nd section of my blog. It serves as a manual for specific ways I've learned to grow myself. These will be short principles that have brought me great insight and understanding of myself, people, and the world. I hope you can utilize them in your life and share with others. Remember, you don't want to miss my daily memoir: "The Mindset of Purpose". Both blogs are located at: live600.weebly.com.You will see "blog" twice at the top right or left of your screen. One will take you to this page, and the other will take you to my memoir. Follow me on Instagram @Girldesperation and on Facebook @LaToya Easter. Every post on this page will begin with this greeting and the blog will begin hereafter.
Thank you for LIVE- ing,
1.) Start your day with a smile.
Smiling releases negative energy. Think about when you "fake smile" at someone. What are the reasons you do it and how does it help you cope with negative interactions with people? The power of smiling is that it balances the state of emotion in a bad situation and expands joy in a good situation. There's a silverlining in everything, you just have to find it. When my 32 year old cousin was dieing, she found a way to smile- to acknowledge the moments of joy she had left. Whether it was a joke or seeing someone's face, she allowed herself to smile despite her terminal state. We too often live waiting on the walls to cave in versus accepting the things that are going right in our lives, even if they [the good] are far and few between they're worth acknowledgement. Don't take life for granted. Life will deal lemons; simply remember to smile as you grind through the sour parts.
2.) Make a positive promise to yourself and follow through with it.
Prioritizing your goals can make a huge difference in your day to day living. It's naive to think that you will conquer the world in a day or at all, but that doesn't mean you can't chip away at your vision for success day by day. Wake-up with a purpose; it can be something really simple or something very meaningful. Either way, caring out that promise to yourself maximizes your day. Recall, the promise must be positive, i.e., PRODUCTIVE. You cannot gravitate from negative energy, negative people, or negative places if you continue to make choices that lead to more distress in your life. "The Struggle" is real when you lose yourself in it. If you think back to the reason you're lost in it [the struggle] you'll likely find that you created your own problems because of the decisions you made. The Latin definition of promise means "to send forward"; pay it forward to yourself by promising purpose, passion, and worth in your life.
3.) Find ways to grow.
The world will evolve, and if you don't evolve with it you will feel left behind. It's not about evolving with every element of the world, because not everything is good for you. However, it is about developing as a person in character and judgement. Without knowledge of what we don't know we can never redefine or evolve on what we do know. When we are honest with ourselves, the things we often criticize ourselves for fall under our character and judgment. Flaws will never be absolutely perfected, but what they can be is lessons. Our afflictions are sometimes misdiagnosed by the value we place on being accepted by others, and the force we place on trying to make others and perceptions what they are not. A mind grows crowded and confused when it's trying to stabilize the mindset of others. The best approach you can have for yourself and people is to focus on learning, using, and sharing ways to develop yourself. It's like being in a great relationship; when each partner feels motivated and valued in self and each other- love extends itself because there's meaningful LIFE growing inside and outside of the partnership. We rise by the expansion of our ideas and the spreading of their value from person to person. I've never met an unsuccessful person that grows themselves; it's the fruit of personal and financial gain.