Would you allow anything or anyone to steal the gifts you’ve been given? No? Then read on, you may be fending off thieves every single day, and have no clue of what they’re up too. I’m not talking about like the one you see here in the image below, the thieves I’m talking about are bit more cunning than that. And the gifts they’re trying to steal are not material items.
For me, the last two weeks have been a complete roller-coaster. I’ve had some major highs, and some ridiculous lows. Everything that could go right, ROCKED! Yet, everything that could go wrong went horribly wrong.
Instead, I look at it as the negative occurrences coming in like a robber into my home, attempting to take a precious gift from me; and I can assure you that I’m not going to make it an easy steal. Just like in the natural, I will protect me and mine at all cost!
Throwing my hands up and allowing my gifts to be taken or denied the room to blossom and mature, is NOT an option.
I already know that the power to handle the problem is within. I had to remind myself that ”You are greater than the problem at hand.”
You see, sometimes we reach a point on this journey where everything seems to be coming together. Then out of nowhere, BOOM! All hell seems to break loose.
It’s in those instances we need to take a step back and realize what’s really taking place at that very moment.
If you’ve been following the blog, then you know there’s been a lot of wonderful stuff happening for me over the last couple of weeks; I was invited to be a guest panelist on WOAR, I was asked by my good friend Bonnie Copeland to speak at the Coffee with Soul Series on April 16th, I finished my eBook and now awaiting my new website design to be completed, and I also found out that we will be relocating out of the area we’ve been living over the last few months.
So a lot of stuff going on, right?
While I’m extremely grateful for everything that has taken place thus far, I know within my heart, that there’s SO much more to come.
Notice I haven’t mentioned any of the obstacles I have had to face in the last couple of weeks. Why? It’s simply because that’s not the purpose of this post.
The purpose of this post is for you to know that there is never a reason to give up when problems arise. Hard times, obstacles, failures, and defeats are bound to happen. Shake the dust from your feet, and keep it moving.
Been Here, Done That
I’ve made it to this place in my life before, you see. It’s very familiar to me. In the past, I would reach a point in my life or career, and would get right there at the cusp of a victory, a promotion, or some type of advancement, become fearful about what was coming to pass; and ended up walking away or quitting whatever it was that I was about to achieve. Crazy huh? Yeah, I know.
However, I know that I’m not the only one that has experienced what has taken place; I believe there’s someone going through it right now. It’s for them that I’m sharing this post today.
I had a major case of self-sabotaging going on for myself; but had absolutely no idea of how to go about stopping it.
So even though this place I’m in seems a little déjà vu to me, the difference in then and now, lies solely in what I’ve learned over the last three years.
This is what I’ve learned in a nutshell.
3 Tips to Stop the Thief
- First off, let’s clarify just who this thief is. The “thief” is inside of each of us. It’s our own minds, and it loves to play tricks on us. The feelings of inadequacy are the main culprit of our minds working against us, and if we don’t learn how to sit those bad thoughts in a corner and tell them to hush up; then they will convince us of the fuckery they’re trying to get us to buy into. Tell those thoughts to kick rocks, immediately! How to go about doing that? Replace the thought with another thought… a better one.
- Shit happens! We mind as well be prepared for whatever it is when it does. The closer we get to our idea of success, the more things are going to come up against us; and it’s only an attempt to take our minds off of what we already know needs to get done. There’s a rainbow somewhere after a storm. We simply have to ride the storm out, in order to see it.
- There’s always a solution to every problem we might run head-on into. We often miss the solutions because we’re distracted by the problem itself. If we can manage to face the problem with an open and clear mind, we would see the solution glaring at us, and waiting patiently to be discovered. The image next to this, is something Rob White told me on my first call in to the show! And let me tell you it has definitely come in handy.
So the next time a thief comes in to steal your gift, keep these three tips in mind.
And remember, nothing or no one has the power to overtake you or keep you from using your gifts, no one but you can rob you of your gifts.
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