Sometimes we can be our own worst critique and enemy. We compare ourselves to what we perceive to be other's strengths or successes and allow it to diminish our own self-worth. Truth is the only way to overcome this type of thinking is to practice right thinking. The other night I was in a writing mood and started working on a new piece called "Champion." The song came from me reminding myself that I am God's daughter and that through Him I can conquer anything. Yes, I too get defeated sometimes but I am learning that I will only be as successful as the thoughts I think so my mindset is where I am starting my renovations. Time to #flysoar like I keep encouraging you guys to do. #Champion
So something I am realizing is the importance of audibly speaking positively to myself. We live in a naturally negative world that prides itself in tearing us down one negative thought at a time. The only way to combat this is to daily remind oneself of all that is wonderful about you and all the blessings God has granted you with. When you replace negative thinking with pure positivity the bad thoughts run out of hiding places and eventually your good thoughts outweigh the bad. Negative thinking is a destructive habit that takes pro-activity and persistence to demolish. Today I encourage you to verbally speak well of yourself as many times as possible throughout the day. Any negative thought that pops into your head to cause self-doubt, push it out by thinking of at least one thing or more you are grateful for and rehearse that happy thought as much as needed. I promise to do the same! #flysoar
Today I am preparing to perform with the IAGF Tour which is tonight in Bowie, MD. I will be singing music from my last project plus some new stuff and am super excited. As I mentally prepare I remind myself of all the blessings I have. I focus on the cool opportunities God has granted me and how my music has touched lives even though I often times feel so unequipped to even be used in that capacity. I feel like God uses our imperfection to model His love and grace to us and others simultaneously because He's dope like that. We are so underserving but He finds it in heart to still use us, flaws and all. Look at who He chose to use in the Bible even, all flawed. So I go forward tonight knowing that flaws and all, I am called to point someone's heart towards Christ. There is no better honor than that. #FlySoar
Welcome to the first installment of my #FlySoar Blog and probably the longest so bare with me. I believe that sharing is caring (wow did I just say that?) and so wanted to use this as a platform to not just get my thoughts out but to inspire you to be the best you that you were created to be. I also welcome you to comment and give feedback or tell your own story or experience. I would love to hear it. So can we talk, I mean really talk? There are days when I am up, like sky high and excited about life. On the flip side there are other days where I feel completely defeated and unmotivated. When you are an independent artist (especially faith based) and an entrepreneur your faith and patience is tested on a daily basis. The type of thoughts that might flood my mind are, “you aren’t quite good enough,” “you’re living a pipe dream,” or “nobody gives a rip about what you’re doing so give it up.” I was talking to one of my good friends last night and she pointed out how we tend to be our own worst enemies, our own worst critic. It’s no wonder we aren’t further ahead or function in a constant state of negativity. There is truth to the principal that there’s power in the words we say. We either speak for or against our future. So with that in mind we decided at that moment that enough was enough. No more crying, complaining, sulking, and dwelling on our flaws. We then made a plan of accountability to keep each other on the right track. If you don’t have at least one person who you can be accountable to I encourage you to intentionally pray for God to place you in the path of that person because it helps immensely. So are we move forward I want to challenge you to war like crazy against any negative, demeaning, hurtful thought that comes to your mind out yourself or even about another person. Deny it access to your heart and instead combat it with phrases like “I am successful,” “I am talented,” “I win,” “I am loved,” and as many other positive statements you can to remind yourself of just how valuable and valued you are. Your happiness depends on your thinking.