Nothing good comes easy, sometimes you have to fight. - 311
If you woke up this morning you are already winning. Yesterday is in the past, today is presented to you as a gift for to prepare yourself for a better tomorrow. Let go of the stress of the past, and the uncertainty of the future: and hone in on being the best you in this present moment. Lace up your best running shoes, because that dream is not just going to fall in your lap.
Unless you are mentally or physically unable to do so, then there is no excuse for any of you to be twiddling your thumbs as if there is not a whole world in front of your face. If you have an idea, spark it. If you have a dream, manifest it: do not let your spirit starve by hindering yourself to your sub-conscience's negativity. Dedicate yourself to a greater good, and the rest will take of itself.
If you can not create the mental toughness to do it for yourself. Do it for anyone who would kill to be in the position you are in today. Do not let your life go to waste, especially with everything going on in this world, and our country. Stand up for what is right, speak your opinions in a respectful manner, and stay optimistic and persistent through all of life's testaments.
Remember, someone will always have it better or worse than you. Will you be satisfied once it is time for your spirit to leave your body? We all are going to die one of these days. But legends live forever.
GET IT DONE 💕🖖🏿.
Today's #MondayMotivation is dedicated to a person who took the words "motivation" and "change", and made them her own. My second favorite lady behind my Mama. Someone who makes goals for herself, peaked it, and continues to climb up her mountain of success: Trap Madsen.
We all have our insecurities, the little things we wish we could change about ourselves physical or emotionally. Ever since this wonderful woman came back into my life she has worked, and continues to work towards the results she wants to see. Since I have known Madsen, I knew without her telling me that she was insecure about her weight, and her 5"10 stature. There was a point in time when her insecurities would plague her mind, and put her in moods opposite of her personality.
Now, she walks around with a glow, and charm that makes you want to acknowledge all of the hard work she has put in over the years. The pride she takes in ever little instance of her life has encouraged myself to strive for the goals I set in life. She brought a more significant meaning to the phrase "Hard work, and dedication" with the way she pushes not only herself, but me as well, to strive for the goals we set for our life. At times she can be stubborn like my mother, but maybe that is why I like her so much.
Yes, it is essential to have self-motivation, but it is also nice to have an outside source that motivates you to push forward, even when your sub-conscience is telling you differently. There are tons of other motivational sources out there beyond another human-being, but I am blessed to have witness the change Madsen has made for herself and her future, and can not wait to see more.
Until next time: set your eye on the prize, put in the work to obtain that prize: and once the prize is yours, repeat the process for another aspect of your life.
Oh yeah: it's also Madsen's 21st birthday, so if you're reading this could you please leave her some birthday wishes in the comment section.
"You must make a choice, to take a chance, or your life will never change" - Anonymous
Get Ready, It’s a New Day.
You woke up today, and this makes you fortunate. Do not go throughout the day waiting for it to be over. I understand we all have those days. Instead of sulking around all day, waiting for the sun to set so you can go to bed and hope for a better day tomorrow: you should take advantage of everything this day has to offer. We only get so many days to live, so we should do the most with the days we are fortunate to see. Everything that happened prior to today, whether it is good or bad, let it fuel your fire to make today better than the previous. So get ready, it’s a new day. GRIND!
20 years of age. Early Elementary Education major at Shenandoah University. Part-time writer/Photographer
Damon Mackin. 22 years of age. Mass Communications major at Shenandoah University 18'. Freelance Journalist/Photographer