November 24, 2014
The greatest service I can offer is… being the best of who I am.
Until today, you may have been doing just enough to keep yourself alive and going. You may have been expecting just enough to keep yourself from being unhappy.
Just for today, go the extra mile. Stretch your mind. Expand your vision. Elevate your expectations as far as you can imagine is possible for you.
Today I am devoted to allowing myself to explore the best of all possibilities for myself!
Iyanla Vanzant, “Until Today!”
I laughed when I read “doing just enough” because regretfully that's how I have gotten past a lot of things that I didn't wholeheartedly want to do or didn’t have the physical energy to accomplish. Despite the perfectionist I try to be, I don't always give my best to the task at hand. In the same respect, if I don't BELIEVE I'll get what I'm expecting, there’s a lesser chance that I will put forth much effort. Sometimes I feel I don't deserve what I'm asking for. However, positivity breeds positivity and when I think positively, my day flows so much better. Sometimes when I put in just a BIT more effort, I improve the result I expect to receive that much more. Just praying for relief, or focusing on being positive about the outcome has kept me moving forward many a day. It’s when I concentrate on the positive that things work out the best. I used to think that I could only get what I could see. Once I began to imagine past that, I realized how much I was limiting myself and soon began to envision goals going way beyond the limit of the sky on into the Universe!!
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