by Victoria Reese | Leadership, Motivation, Personal Development, Purpose
As you seek to walk in your purpose remember it’s always you vs you. It doesn’t matter if someone got out of the starting gates before you on a project, or even if you have a similar idea. Your only competition is YOU! When fear starts to creep in and that little voice says you’re not good enough, you can’t do it like her/him or you will fail. Remember your ideas, your spin, your purpose, and your life experience will always set you apart from everyone else. What if the powerful songbird, Whitney Houston had listened to the critics regarding her memorable Super Bowl National Anthem rendition? Do the thing that your heart and soul longs for because the only person you are competing against is you. You are your greatest competition!
by Victoria Reese | Change, Personal Development
2020 came with unanticipated carnage. Families were divided, lives taken, and loneliness and despair overshadowed some. Personally, I had two major losses but in spite of everything that went wrong in 2020, I was able to slice out some takeaways. Here’s a few things I learned:
1. Spend less – 12 months of having no place to go so there was no need for that new hand bag, those shoes or any clothing below the waist. ?
2. Be deliberate – I learned to slow down and put thought into my decisions, activities, and actions.
3. Family first – I learned to prioritize family over everything else; to stop taking loved ones for granted because in the blink of an eye they could be gone.
4. Eliminate distractions – focused on making the day count. I had to remove some “stuff” that didn’t fuel my purpose. Yes, that included some TV shows that I had out grown but hadn’t let go of.
5. Ground each day – Making my morning routines habitual. Centering my self so that I’m not easily knocked off my square has been essential for my mental and spiritual health.
What did you learn in 2020 that you will preserve?
by Victoria Reese | Personal Development, Purpose
“In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had.” – Ekaterina Walter
Three frogs sitting by a still pond. One decides to leap. How many are left? Two right? Wrong. There are three left. Because one just decided. No action!
That’s the reality that many people face when thrust into change. We become paralyzed by fear of the unknown and we do nothing instead of stepping outside of our comfort zone and facing change head on.
I know from experience that when it looks like things are falling apart, they’re actually falling in place. Place your faith in whatever higher power you call on and trust with every ounce of your being that you are exactly where you’re supposed to be at this appointed time.
I’m not saying it will be easy. It requires sitting with the unknown, questioning with deep introspection our desires and fears, and is quite a lonely place. But rest assured, everything you’re going through is preparing you for what’s ahead and if you don’t pass the test this time, it will come around again. So sit with the discomfort and grow from it, and next time you find yourself facing uncertainty, just leap and grow your wings on the way down.