Date: April 26, 2023
Song: Drake - Ratchet Happy Birthday
Time: 12:00 AM EST
The past year, I’ve been faced with so many challenges, so many people and things have tried to break me, but my faith in God and determination have helped me to - Grow Thru, What You Go Thur. Everything I have been through truly made me stronger! I turned every obstacle into a lesson, and every lesson into a blessing.
This is the year of 'Growth' for me.
I have grown through my obstacles, and I want to encourage you all to do the same. Sometimes we can’t control what happens to us, but we can control how we choose to deal with it.
Your mindset is gonna play the biggest role in your success or your demise. Mindset is everything! How you look at things - how you perceive things - and how you let things affect you?
You will play the biggest role in your life. You can look at situations like, why me? Or you can have a different prospective like / What is this meant to teach me - What is this preparing me for?/ I prefer to look at things like that.
I'm always thinking about the lesson in everything. I feel like what has helped me to be successful. Another quality that help me become a better leader, is my mindset. Paying attention to how everything plays out. Also, taking accountability for my role and actions in certain situations.
I asked myself, how do I prevent this from happening again? Versus me playing a victim role. Ultimately, me making it a lesson, turns it into a blessing because if you can create a lesson out of something that happened to you - the blessing in it will be, that you figured out how never to let this happen again. Or you figured out if this was to happen again, this is how I solve it.
It takes growth to be able to look at things from a different perspective of why this is happening to me and what this is meant to teach me.
Growth is so important! You know if you're not growing, then that means you're stagnant.
Growth is everything…
Today, I want you to make a decision. I want this to be a decision that you sit down and think. Maybe even look in the mirror and have this conversation with yourself. Do you want to change your mindset? Do you want to be a victor, or do you want to be a victim?
Do you want to always complain and have negative energy about your day? Or do you want to turn these things around and make the day positive? Because you control your day. You control your life. You can't control what other people do, but you can control how you respond to it.
You can control your energy for the day. You can control everything that has to do with you. So we can't control how people treat us, but we can control what we allow people to do. We can control ourselves by deciding to not correspond with people that treat us badly.
We can control that. So deciding what you want and how you want your life to be, I want you to make the decision today. Look in the mirror and have that conversation with yourself. Do you want to look at things as lessons and blessings?
When you focus on the bad stuff, you're attracting more bad stuff to happen. If you focus on good things, then you're expecting more good things to happen.
So your mindset and how you look at things are a big part of your life and your well-being. I want you to make the decision today that you won't focus on growth. You want to focus on all things, that you want to live a happy, positive lifestyle and growth. For me, this year and every year I come up with a theme for my birthday.
Every year I come up with, what do I want this year to be about? Right? What do I want my message to be to the world this year? And I decided on growth. So much happened this year.
We celebrated Milano's ten-year anniversary, and I just saw so many things that I've never encountered in my ten years of business. I've experienced growth, mindset and just growing through what I go through has helped me out tremendously. And I just wanted to share that jewel with you all, because if you can take the lemons of life and make lemonade, then you won! You won this game called ‘life’. You figured it out.
They say most successful people aren't the smartest. The most successful people in the world are the ones who are self-aware. By looking at everything as a lesson, you turn it into a blessing.
Every night, I thank God. When I thank God, I include, thank you, Jesus, for all of my lessons and my blessings too, because lessons teach us. Lessons make us stronger.
You are stronger than ever before because now you have something that didn't kill you. Just remember to Grow Thru, What You Go Thru.