Monday, September 16, 2013

Self-Reflection

You may be in a dark place right now in your life, and you feel like NOTHING is working out for you. I would like to encourage you to do one thing today. Get in a quiet space and reflect back over your entire life. I mean really reflect. Think about everything that has taken place in your life.The good, the bad, the sadness, the hurtful times, the JOY, etc.

You might not always understand "WHY", but I challenge you to focus on all of the good that has taken place in your life. I know that when you're going through a rough patch in your life, you may not want to hear this. You're going to have to push through and fight! Fight for your life because you matter and you count. Don't give up on you! This too shall pass. You're a strong person. That's why you're still here.

PUSH...PUSH...and PUSH some more! Tell your negative mindset where to go. Reflect on the "good things". Reflect on what brings you happiness and peace within. Now stay right there. Stay in that place of serene.

Be blessed and hold on to your FAITH. You may be saying to yourself,  I have little faith right now. That's okay! At least you've got a little faith. Some of you may be saying, I've got no faith. I would like to share this with you. I encourage you to pray! You might not feel like it, but pray anyways. Cry out if you need to. It's okay. God know everything that we're going through. He's not going to leave you alone. We ALL have to go through some things in life. There's no way around it. But I can guarantee you this: God makes no mistakes and his word is true.

I'm going to leave you all with this: TRUST in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Oh yes! Did you think I would leave God out of the equation? Can't do that. I'm wise enough to know that without God we are nothing. You may need to meditate on that for a while. We should be grateful and thankful each day for our health, strength, and to be in our right mind.

Go have yourself a pleasant day! Be ENCOURAGED on this day, and everyday of your life from here on out.

Written by Stephanie Lahart (Author & Poet) 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stop Procrastinating

It's YOUR time! No more excuses as to why you haven't done what you've been thinking about doing. Go for it! No need to be afraid. Believe in yourself enough to know that it will ALL work out. You cannot afford to sit on your gifts and talents. It's time to utilize them. It's time for you to shine! Don't allow anybody to deter you. This includes family, close friends, and associates. If they can't bring positive energy your way, then don't allow them to speak negatively in your ear. You don't need that unnecessary stuff.

It's time for you to REALLY get focused and make it happen. No more excuses! Keep YOUR vision alive! Get pumped up about what things will be like once you make it. You've got to do the work and take the steps. You might not know everything, and you may not even know where to start, but start planning anyways. Write your vision down, and then visualize it coming to pass. Everything will eventually come together. Just start...Start now! You've got this! Be encouraged and inspired!

- Stephanie Lahart (Author & Poet)


Monday, September 9, 2013

Don't ever...

Words of wisdom from me to you. Change your mindset and fully walk in your purpose. Don't ever think that you're too old to live out your dreams. Don't ever think it's too late to start something that you're passionate about. Don't ever shoot yourself in the foot. Give yourself a chance. You'll never know how great you are unless you give it a try. Don't ever downplay your abilities. Allow your light to shine wherever you go. Don't ever second guess yourself. Move forward doubting nothing.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Be ENCOURAGED

When you feel like giving up, remember that you're too important to do that. No matter what anybody else has told you, YOU are important and there's so much greatness in you! Don't ever doubt who you are! Hold your head up high and soar!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fear


Let me first start out by saying that fear will cripple you. It will cause you to lose out on opportunities that are right in front of your face. Fear will cause self-doubt in whatever you’re setting out to do. It will speak to you loudly…saying things like: “You’ll fail. You’re not good enough. What a silly idea, it won’t go anywhere. You’re wasting your time, it’ll never work,” etc. Fear will cause you to miss out on your purpose in life. And if you’re not careful, fear will steal everything that God intended for you to have. Fear is like a monster in the dark. It comes out to scare you and take control over your mind, body, and soul.

There’s nothing positive about fear, and nothing good will come out of it. Erase fear from your vocabulary. Don’t allow fear to take over your thinking. No matter what has taken place in your life as a child, teenager, or adult, you are BIGGER than fear. Say it, believe it, live it. Transition your mindset to think positively. Of course it will take time, but as with anything, if you keep at it, it will become a habit. Fear has no place in our lives. It robs us of everything that’s meant to be ours.
Let me leave you with this: The next time that negative voice enters your mind, talk to yourself out loud. Tell yourself, "NOT THIS TIME!" I'm tired of letting opportunities pass me by. I'm tired of making excuses. I'm tired of second guessing myself. I'm tired of being too scared to do something that I know I'm great at doing. I'm tired of allowing fear to control my life, etc. Keep talking to yourself as many times as you have to.
Remember this one thing: We cannot truly LIVE and enjoy life to the fullest if we're allowing fear to continually stop us. Think about it! Transition your mind to think positive. I know it's going to take some time, but you're worth it! You may even fall short at times, but it's okay to start over. Keep trying and trying until you get it right. You'll get there. Just don't stop. You've got this! Believe in yourself and don't allow any self-doubt to creep in. Today is YOUR day to a new beginning. Here's to you!

Written by Stephanie Lahart (Author & Poet)