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So, we all have heard people talking about "writing the vision" right? It's a bible scripture that so many people use. When I first heard this, I was like, that's stoooopid. (And I know I am not the only one.) In my mind I was like, how does writing something on a piece of paper equate to things happening? Do I have to use a special piece of paper? Will a fairy come through and sprinkle pixie dust on it and it just manifest? How does this work? I just thought it was........ dumb. So for the longest, I avoided it. I did.
What I didn't know was that the writing was to serve as a constant reminder to me about what I said I wanted out of my life. Because the brain is only so big, most things get forgotten and pushed out of our mind. So while I was bucking against this writing the vision, I was forgetting everything that I once said I wanted to do. That got EXTREMELY frustrating to me. I would want to do something, forget about it, then get mad when I saw someone else doing it and succeeding. So I said forget it, decided to try it and guess what? It worked! I was no longer just forgetting those great ideas and I was getting stuff done!!! Now I have sticky notes and journals all over the place to remind myself of all these A-MAZING ideas that pop up in the strangest moments. Lol. But not just that. I also remind myself to be kind to and love on me as well.
I can honestly say that what I thought was stoooopid and dumb actually worked out for my good. And, if it worked for me, it can work for you too. Just try it and see. Get you some sticky notes, a journal, some pens and start writing those great ideas down that you, and not somebody else, is supposed to do and get the credit for. It does work. I'm a living testimony. So write the vision and make it plain so you can GET IT DONE! 💜💜💜
by: La'Toya Sibley
I remember walking into the car dealership, looking at all the pretty new cars from a distance but saying to the salesman "Which direction is the used cars?" Yep, I automatically withdrew myself from even the possibility of something brand spanking new because in my mind, I wasn't worthy. Then I remember looking at just a few used cars on the lot then saying "I'll just wait until they come back with options for me then I'll pick from those because I don't want to hype myself up". I know that I am not the only one who has done this.... quite a few times, but this is what we do in life. We have a tendency to limit ourselves and settle for the options that life gives us instead of going for what we actually want. This goes for jobs, houses, cars, for some even spouses...... Yeah I said it. We settle for the lessor while seeing what we want in the distance, counting ourselves out and deeming ourselves as unworthy. Well I am here to tell you that you are ABSOLUTELY worthy. Worthy of everything your little heart and mind can fathom up. The only thing you are unworthy of in this life is settling and we have got to stop doing this. We have to stop counting ourselves out and start counting ourselves in. The day that we begin to say that we are worth it is the day that our whole life will turn around. Well let me tell you this, I finally got that brand new car because I finally said that I'm not settling anymore. I stood for what I wanted and I got it. The thing that I know about life and GOD is that neither are a respecter of person. If it happened for me, it can happen for you. The only thing that stands in between what you have and what you want is you. Get out of your own way. Don't settle any longer. Settling gets you no where but where others think you should be. Go for what you want and don't stop until you get it. It is yours and you deserve it!
by: La'Toya Sibley
I remember, as a younger me, saying that I wanted to do this and do that. Travel here and travel there. I planned it all out in my head everything that I wanted to and could get done before I got.......... older. Then life happened. A whooooooole lot of life. I got married, had kids, got sick and time passed me by quickly. My this, that, travel here and there all got placed on the shelf next to my old volleyball shoes and my children's baby blankets.
I thought that because of all this life that has happened to me that it would be next to impossible to even think of doing any of those things that I thought of in my head. I look on FB and IG and see all my old friends and classmates living their best life and I'm just here feeling like a bump on a log and feeling sorry for myself because my this and my that seems so un-doable. But is it? One day I just had an epiphany. A reality check. A come to Jesus as the elders would say. There are two things that I can actually do from this point forward. I can either:
1. continue to feel like a bump on a log, grow older faster and just wait to die. Or I can
2. make the best out of whatever time I have left here on this Earth and live my best life too.
The reality is that as long as we have breath in our bodies, we all have the ability to carry out any dream, vision or plan that we can think of. None of these things have an age limit or a time stamp on it, we apply those limits to it and then we stay loyal to them. But the chose is 1000% ours. So I'm asking myself and I'm asking you too....... What are you waiting for? Don't worry, I'll wait. But not to long because I'm about to go live my best life. You coming?