I recently, moved to Washington, DC and I am enjoying myself. There are people who look like me and who talk like me that are hella successful. I love seeing brown people in positions of power. It motivates me to go harder everyday. I am a pretty extroverted person so I don’t meet strangers. I have been told by several friends that I am glowing and look like I am living my best life. The truth is I AM…
I am not enjoying life more because I moved; but I am enjoying life more because I let a lot of mental baggage go when I moved. I just let it go. I’m seeing new people, places, things and it’s been refreshing to me. I miss home. I miss my family. I miss my friends but I have no regrets about leaving. I am starting over and paving my own lane in a new place and it is quite the adventure. I’ve put together a list of what my life is rooted in and I hope this helps those on their current and new journeys in life.
- Personal Relationship with GOD – This is my firm belief that you must believe that your life is governed by a higher power and you lean on that divine wisdom coupled with instructions from a Man of God from the Word of God. ( Wise counseling in my time of need has literally saved my life).
- Morning Mantra’s and or affirmations
- If you can’t change a situation, change your perception of it. Most stress comes from the way you respond to a any given situation.
- No matter how laid back and cool you are, there will always be people who don’t like you for no reason and that is okay.
- Happy people focus on what they have and unhappy people focus on what they are missing. Happiness is a byproduct of your mindset.
- Read Books/Articles (Expand your mind and never stop learning new things. I have found that reading about my craft has made me a better articulated professional).
- Meet new people (I know that everyone likes to scream “no new friends” but I find it healthy and quite fun and entertaining to meet new people). Everyone you meet will not become your best friend or a life long friend but that person may be what you need for the season of your life.
- Explore new places (Travel locally, nationally and internationally- Just GO)!
- It is okay to grow and change. You should not be the same person you were at 21 as you are at 31. If you are the same person and I know you we are likely no longer friends.
- Be humble… no matter how successful you become do not become an arrogant asshole. Be approachable and treat people the way you want to be treated.
- Be a GIVER!!!! Give and help people as much as you can and you will get it back in multitude.
- Last but not least FORGIVE others and forgive yourself; trust me it’s not easy but it’s worth it and you will live a happier life!
There’s so much more I could say but I hoped these tips help you along the way.