Motivational Monday: Knowing Your Value

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope it really is for you. You may not have gotten up on the right side of the bed this morning, but don’t let how you feel determine what the rest of your day is like.

“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are”

One of the reasons why people can be undecided is because they don’t know what they stand for. I’m not talking about finding it hard to make insignificant decisions like what to eat that day, but the big things – decisions that can have a snowball effect and make a serious impact on their lives.

Your values play a part in defining how you live your life. When you know what you stand for, you won’t compromise. You don’t want to be made to feel uncomfortable by succumbing to something you don’t agree with.

Peer pressure can have a lot to do with why people find it hard to make decisions or rather, why they end up making the wrong decisions. Instead of being firm and saying “no”, they give in. I have been in this situation many times before. I went along with what everyone else was doing even though I wasn’t comfortable. Back then, I was weak minded and a follower of the crowd. And because of this, I was always unhappy.

I found happiness when I chose to define my values. I finally knew myself. And now I don’t find it hard to make decisions that will benefit me, even if the majority don’t agree.

I hope you know what you stand for.

Mich x

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Faith = Belief

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Hey all. Coming to you with a late Motivational Monday post.

“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

In other words – faith!

Lately, I’ve been living life like this – looking forward to something; believing that something great is going to happen.

When your mindset is like this, not only will you believe, but you will also provoke things to happen. You will take actions that lead to great opportunities, because you trust that the end result will be positive.

When you don’t look forward to anything in life, you don’t take actions to make things happen. And so, you don’t experience new things and become frustrated.

Obviously, things don’t just happen out of thin air. A lot of the time, we have to take the first step before we see results. But as long as we are doing that having faith that something will come of it, it may not happen after one, two or three tries, but it will. And that is what matters.

I challenge you to go about your day – and every day – looking forward to something. Have a good one!

Mich x

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Get Stronger

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Happy Monday everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve done a Motivational Monday’s post, but here it is:

“Life doesn’t get easier, you get stronger.”

This couldn’t be closer to the truth. No one has ever lived a problem-free life. Sorry to break it to you, but life can be unfair at times. It can come at you hard. Sometimes it gives you a break, but in general, life is a teacher.

The hardships that you face either make you or break you. And when they make you, that is when you get stronger. You cannot get stronger if you do not overcome, because there is always a harder battle waiting for you later on down the line. You cannot move on to the next step without wining the current battle you are facing.

The next time you go through a problem, or if you are going through a difficulty at this moment in time, remember that 1) no problem lasts forever and 2) when, not if, you overcome it, you will be stronger and wiser. You will have the experience to be able to take on whatever else may come your way.

I hope that this message has motivated someone today. Have an excellent Monday!

Mich x

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Virtuous Woman

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Good morning beauties and happy Monday!

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies.”

Isn’t this quote so beautiful? It comes from an incredible book and talks about an amazing woman.

The definition of virtuous is to have or show high moral standards.

We don’t find many women like this nowadays. Some may think it’s “extra” or “boring” to be virtuous, but it is a special trait that many lack.

This verse says that a virtuous woman’s worth is far above rubies, meaning she is valuable, and particularly so, because she is rare. Especially when most are following the crowd and giving in to peer pressure to do things they don’t even want to.

I choose to be true to myself and my beliefs. I have a conscience that won’t allow me to act unlike myself, because I believe in my worth and in who I am. I won’t be forced to do things I don’t want to and I don’t care if that makes me “weird” or outdated” to some.

I’d rather be virtuous than a follower.

What about you?

Mich x

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What Are You a Product Of?

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Good morning beautiful people. I am back with another Motivational Monday post for you all.

“You are a product of your decisions, not your circumstances.”

We like to play the victim, don’t we? We sure can be petty sometimes.

“It’s not my fault my dad doesn’t want anything to do with me”. “I didn’t ask to be born into this family”. “I can’t help that we live in this rundown area”.

Sound familiar? If not, I’m sure there’s been a time when you’ve complained about something that you can’t change, which is just as bad as the examples above.

It’s not because you were born into a poor family that you have to be poor for the rest of your life, or because you live in an area where people don’t make anything of themselves in life, that you have to be another statistic. Its not because you don’t look like her that you can’t have just as much of an impact as she does, and then some.

Why can’t you be the one who decides to make the difference? The key word is decide. You choose to do you, whether doing you is starting up a successful business, buckling down and getting that First degree, or giving in to peer pressure, getting involved with the wrong crowd and doing illegal things to make quick money. Either way, you can’t complain later on because you chose to do you, abi (meaning ‘isn’t it’, ‘yes’ or ‘right’ in Yoruba)?

Let’s just hope that the decisions you make get you somewhere in life, so you can be proud that you didn’t allow the circumstances to shape you.

Have a wonderful day.

Mich x

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Choose Hope

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It’s been a minute guys, but welcome back to another Motivational Monday post.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

Sounds like pure cheese doesn’t it? But you can’t deny that it’s true.

As long as you continue to hope and believe in a dream, the possibility of it coming true is still on the table. Once you remove hope out of the equation, you can forget it. Things don’t happen out of thin air. What you believe in is what will come into existence, only because your belief will push you to fight for it. So if you give up and no longer have any hope, you won’t fight. Thus, your dream will remainsjust a dream.

I hope this inspires those of you who were about to give up to keep hoping.

Have a wonderful day!

Mich x

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