Hey Guys!!

Many of us live in mediocrity. We allowed life to beat us up and we no longer dream big. We’ve accepted where we are in our lives and stopped making an effort to make our goals a reality.

Some of us can’t even remember what we wanted the most. I know just how easy it is to lose sight of our dreams and goals. Earlier, this week, I fell into the pit of mediocrity and almost forgot the reason why I wanted to blog in the first place.

To get back on track,  I did these six things;

1. Admit I was scared- “If you can’t beat fear, just do it scared.” It’s okay to be afraid; the best and greatest feared that they wouldn’t be their best. Taking the risk is what makes you successful. 

2. Write down the goals – There is something powerful about seeing your thoughts on paper or even in the form of a vision board. It helps to motivate you, and it’s a constant reminder of what you want to achieve.

3. An accountability partner – Share your dreams or goals with a close friend or even your partner so they can help you stick to your plan. Nick is my accountability partner, and he’s always checking in to see where I am with my daily goals. Even when I’m not in the mood to write or to work on a project, he doesn’t allow me to slack off.

4. Be Positive – When you get discouraged, think about how awesome you’ll feel when you’ve achieved what you set out to. Reflect on where you were before you started and compare it to where you are now. Your progress may be small but it’s progress, and that’s important.

5. Take small steps – Your aspirations can be overwhelming when you think of them. Take baby steps; those small victories will eventually lead you to your goal.

5.  Don’t give up – Nothing easy goes overnight and while you may feel like a failure, try to push through it. You’ll learn so much about yourself if you do.

Remember: “The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake”. Nelson Boswell

It’s Friday!!!!! *mini happy dance*

So for the last week and a half, the topic of hyping has been surfacing in conversations with friends. Essentially, the conversation boiled down to persons mistaking hype or the achievement of material things for success.

We all know that one person or persons who desire to possess the latest gadgets, the latest clothes and the latest unimportant item as soon as possible. They can’t wait. 

They need to acquire it before every and any body else to have bragging rights about who had it first. Apparently, having this item correlates with one’s success.

However, this same possession hinders their completion of certain tasks or objectives, simply because of the resources and manpower put in to achieve the item. 

The result is their constant complaints about not being able to complete said tasks or the world is against them while fiddling with their new toy. This is the first step to them becoming a parasitic factor in our lives because they will now depend on us financially to help them achieve the goals.

I just want to fight them. 

Now, I’m not against desiring to possess something merely for pleasure. You’ve had your eye on that sexy wine red shoes for awhile?

Go ahead…treat yourself.

Laptop not keeping up with the work that you do? Go ahead…upgrade to that MacBook.

Been working hard and now desperately need a vacation? Do you….and take me with you!

Nothing is wrong with treating yourself now and then but there is a limit. If you’re in your twenties like me, eventually you’ll be looking to owning your own home, furthering your education to open more career prospects,  buying your first car and building the framework for your future family.

Treating yourself to these lavish gifts every month or every week, what do you gain?

Ratings? Big ups? Imaginary three stars? Stunting on social media?

Think about it……really think. Are you happy or any happier keeping up appearances in the public and struggling to make ends meet in private? Why live for others?

Gaining likes on your photos, that’s great, but eventually, their fascination with you will fade. Focus on your goals, if you don’t have any, get some and launch #ProjectYou. 

At the end of the day, the opinion of others doesn’t hold much weight in your life.