I wanted to start this new year with fresh words to live by and be consistent with not just podcasting and make looks but in every area of my life.
Every year we go into the year with hope, renewed mindset, motivation and rejuvenate spirit but how can we when the last 2 years have really be a whirlwind of chaos. I myself had to overcome this sickness but I did not experience like I am witnessing all around me. We can only continue to pray and hope that change will come and God will relieve us from this madness. So for 2022 I decided to carry three words with me. To help push me and help me through the next year around the sun.
MANIFEST. CONFIDENCE. PURPOSE.
To manifest for me is to make things clear as to what I desire and what I know I deserve. I strongly believe in speaking things into existence. I refuse to continue to look at things in a negative mindset and to focus on the now and future.
Confidence was always an issue I had in the past but moving forward I choose to carry this word with my head held high and a boost of feeling sure of myself. Confidence doesn’t come easily to most, but learning to put your best foot forward and ignoring those negative thoughts that come across in your head will do the trick.
So my purpose in life was a bit vague at first and the crazy part was I asked God to show me one day and with the next hour I received confirmation. I was in awe and utterly shaken by this gift he has blessed me with. So from here on out I will live in my purpose and with confidence. You see how I did that LOL.
Will you join me in your three words for the year? What are three words that speaks to you in your growth, your next level or just what you want to live by in 2022… Share below and talk with you soon.
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” -Emma Stone
Keeping yourself motivated, inspired and confident on a daily basis may sound easy but for women it’s s a very challenging task. Society throughout history has always perpetuated the that men are the strong ones. But let’s be honest, women have overcome many obstacles that not a single man could even comprehend the depths of doing. With that being said women have to move with confidence and a strong mind set to get things done. I look at how strong women have become over the years and I am proud to be amongst that percentage of growth.
Over a long period of time I did not know who I was, what my goal was and how to achieve confidence. Childhood trauma is real and it can damage a person either for the long haul or until you realize it’s time to have some control of your own life. I use to let the words of others determine my mood and my self esteem. My weakness was trying to be like everyone else, comparing material things while seeking approval from those I thought mattered. In my mind the confident ones, were the loud out spoken girls, who criticized others just for self humor. The girls who walked with so much confidence because they then had curves you wouldn’t see until adulthood. Learning later on that this was not the case, and most of those girls were just as lost as I when it came to knowing who they really were. As I matured life came with more challenges and there was this one saying “you need a few mango seasons” that continued to put a damper on my confidence as a young black woman. I had already endured emotionally and verbally distraught from family wrongdoing so I definitely didn’t want that coming into my adult life.
I was a young mother of a baby boy who counted on me when I still was counting on others. I then had to learn who I truly was and accept everything about this new woman that reflected in my mirror. I could not change the past nor predict the future but I was determined to become this new confident woman. Comparing to others was no longer acceptable, I began to compliment the women I admired. Owning my flaws and mistakes as genuinely as possible, my mindset began to change slowly.
Affirmations became my best friend! I established speaking positive words into my atmosphere. Giving me a boost I never seen before. Knowing you are beautiful and saying you are beautiful are two different things but when I spoke both into my life, my entire confidence changed. By learning who I am, my authentic self – that became the ultimate goal. So with that being said speak life into your life, ignore those thoughts that say you can’t or you won’t. Put God first in everything you do for he already has the master plan. Learn everything about yourself and accept it with grace. Turn away those negative people who don’t support your growth, in the confidence you begin to walk in.
Soul searching is very important in my opinion. To know what is missing within yourself will only help you move forward in retrieving the best you. Learn what you love or dislike about yourself, your strengths and weakness that determine what imperfections you can work on. Trust yourself to create the kind of person that you will be happy to live with. A woman who walks in her purpose doesn’t have to chase people or opportunities.
Philippians 4:13– “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
2 Timothy 1:7– “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
There will be days when you are just not motivated or confident in anything you do or say but when you learn who you are and what your goal is then this is only a small set back for a big comeback. You better go wash that face get you something to eat and throw on some trap music if that’s a must but you can do it. I believe in you so now it’s your turn to believe in yourself. Let go of all things negative and just focus on a more positive future. Try to see the world as your new stepping stone into something great. Despite your problems, you are a unique and special person. You deserve to feel good about yourself. Do things that you enjoy and try spoiling yourself a little.
Let’s go get that confidence beautiful, it’s all yours!