Purpose

 

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When you wake up every morning, what drives you? What is your purpose?

If you want to live a life enriched with love and happiness it begins with you, so  find your purpose and find your WHY.

It’s important to take steps daily to move forward, it’s not always going to be an easy road but if you know your purpose, And what drives and inspires you then you WILL improve your life.

Your why will pull you up when you’ve been knocked down and it will keep you fighting when you’re tired. I heard something this morning from one of my favourite speakers saying “don’t look back you’re not going that way, and when you get knocked down.. get back up”

If we know our purpose it will be the reason you keep on fighting for your dreams.. when it hurts, keep going.. for if we push through those tough times they will only make us STRONGER. Stay focused and do NOT loose sight of that.

Be the very best. Sacrifice, get up early & fight back.. you are FAR from ordinary.

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Be Mindful

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As I was waiting for my bus to come a very sweet & kind elderly lady stood next to me and we began chatting.

She had missed her bus by 5 minutes so rather than wait another hour she decided to catch the one I was on.. I could tell she just wanted a friend to speak too so I stood and listened to her story.

I learned that 2 years ago, she had a severe stroke which had clearly effected her left side, she usually has someone with her to accompany her on her journeys But she didn’t have anyone today. I could tell she was a little shaken up by the sweat on her forehead and by the way she spoke.. so I asked her if she felt OK?

I learned that as she was trying to get to her tram in time so she could catch the earlier bus she was walking down the street & someone bumped into her quite abruptly..because of this, she needed to sit down and compose herself as she was extremely distraught by this person. This person was the the reason she missed her normal bus home which left her confused and uncomfortable. The sad part is that this person didn’t even apologise to her or take the time to make sure that she was OK before he ran off..

I stood and listened to this woman for about 20 minutes and then accompanied her onto the bus offering to help her carry her shopping then ensured she would be OK before I hugged her and we parted ways..

Moral of the story here is this; don’t be so consumed by your busy life that you don’t respect and care for those around you!!! It costs NOTHING to be kind & a simple two minutes taken out of your day to help someone can be the difference between them making it home safely versus them lost and confused about where to go..

We NEED to respect and be kind to all of those around us, ESPECIALLY our elders.. they need our love more than we realise.

❤ 🌎 💭

Hard Work Pays Off

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I Had a conversation with someone today in which we spoke about our goals and how to be successful..this person was adamant that hard work doesn’t ALWAYS  pay off in the end. They told me that some people work themselves to the bone for years and it just never seems to pay off..

Its simple you guys, I responded by telling them that the reason it didn’t pay off was because they had no purpose, they continued to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results & they never saw success because they were comfortable consistently being average.

There are people in this world that work for years within a company but they never progress and they stay at the same level.. I genuinely cannot comprehend why anyone would want to settle and accept average. It’s so important to continue to grow in whatever field that you’re in and be the best at what you do! I understand not everyone has the same mentality as I do but why go through the motions and be like everyone else in this world?

Know WHY you do what you do & exactly what you want to achieve.. Don’t get stuck in the same routine leading to no where.

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The Lion Attitude

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“Courage, strength, leadership, bravery. Sheep follow the leader they follow the heard, they don’t know where they are going.. many times they are lead to the slaughterhouse but they keep FOLLOWING, they don’t use their mind. A LION LEADS.”
This is what I heard this morning while thinking about my attitude. We need to have the lion attitude that says I CAN to take charge of our own destiny.

Real lions are hungry, they are not followers they lead. Lions demonstrate who they are, they do not seek respect they demand it because they know they should be respected. This life is about having the strength and courage to take a stand for your goals.. so with that, what attitude will you have today? What choices are you going to make? GO ALL OUT.

Have the lion attitude, stay hungry.

Karma & Coffee Shops

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Today while on my lunch at work I walked down the street to a local coffee shop to buy myself a coffee. When I got to the counter to pay the £1.10 for my drink on my card – as I didn’t have any change on me, the woman behind the till told me that I needed to spend £4.00 minimum in order to serve me using the card machine. I understood, so I took a step out of line to figure out what else I wanted to have with my drink.. As I was doing so a lady ahead of me turned and said here hunny, let me get that coffee for you! I was so shocked at her random act of kindness that I thought I heard her wrong. I told her it was ok and that I had the money but she insisted on buying my drink for me & wouldn’t take no for an answer.I chatted to the kind woman for a few moments and then I gave her my biggest bear hug and she went on her way. It’s funny to think that something as little as buying a coffee for a random stranger can cause such joy, and its so refreshing to know that there are still people in this world like her.

I deeply believe in Karma, good karma & bad karma. I believe that the choices we make and the way that we treat others on a daily basis directly comes back to us in one way or another. No one is perfect but I choose to live my life treating others with kindness and respect whether or not they reciprocate it back to me. The reason I choose to think & act this way is because I believe that deep down, if you always do your best to treat others as you would like to be treated good karma will eventually find its way back to you, like it did today for me in the coffee shop.

I think we have all been in a situation, perhaps in work, relationships, or just our daily live’s where someone we are dealing with has an attitude towards you that is angry or negative. Instead of mirroring the actions of others I think it is important to ignore the negativity & for this one simple fact: When someone hurts you or treats you in an ill manor, I believe that the reason they say or do these things, whether intentional or not is a direct reflection on the way that they feel about themselves. I’ve been in situations more times than I can count where regardless of how calm and collected I am, an individual is choosing to take their anger out on me. Its important to remember to let their negativity fall off of you like a raindrops do to an umbrella. No one can hurt you without your consent and having the power to ground yourself & remain calm in stressful situations will have such a positive effect on your life. ❤

 

 

 

6am Motivation, The Voice Inside.

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The question remains, Is that all you’ve got?

When I woke up this morning this is what came to mind.. Don’t loose heart, remember this is the battle between you and your mind so you need to drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heart beat & you must burn away your self doubt with the fire inside of you.

Believe the voice inside of you that says you can run a little faster, you can grind a little harder. There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind..You can change your hair, you can change your clothing & your address, but if you don’t change your MIND the same experience will perpetuate again and again.. we need to change INWARDLY and focus on our mindset to achieve what we want in life. Don’t be like most people, focus on what you what it is that you want so bad and STEP UP. Discover what you’re capable of my friend, who says you can’t? I believe that the only one who is standing in your way is the person you see reflecting in the mirror. I think something happens when you step into your fears..you make a decision, you make a choice. A choice that is to develop the courage to chase the things that you want in life as your life has value and your dreams have PURPOSE. With that said, What are you going to do with the 24 hours that lay before you? What are you going to do with this new day, this new chapter? Ask yourself.. am I going to STEP UP and chase my goals like a lion chasing a gazelle or am I going to go back to bed. GET UP & GET BUSY, Time waits for no man.

Art & Cats’

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Today was nothing short of beautiful. I am constantly looking for new avenues to inspire my creativity so I decided to venture into town to visit Manchester’s Art Gallery and have a peek at the different artists work.. I was nothing short of inspired.

When you explore places you’ve never been before and you have conversations with different minds you understand and gain new perspectives on the way you view things. I believe you become more open to new ideas and different concepts. I read this dramatic piece about Michelangelo from 1503, where rather than him depict the Battle of Cascina, he decided to show the moment before the fight – where the soldiers were caught off guard whilst bathing before the fight of the Piscan army.   I thought deeply about this and I found it inspiring that he chose to draw that moment rather than the actual fight itself.. as I read more I began to realize that his way of thinking was different than everybody else, his thought process was unique and the way he expresses himself is unlike anyone else. I took away with me this simple thought.. Being unique is beautiful, being DIFFERENT is something incomparable and rather than us trying to conform or fit in to societies definition of beauty, we need to own who we are and love ourselves as there is no one else on this earth like you.

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Following the Art Museum, I headed over to Manchester’s Cat Cafe. I had never been before so it was all a new experience for me. When I arrived the kind lady at the desk walked me through the process before I eventually headed in to have coffee with the kitties! They have a no shoe policy so I kicked off my boots and wandered into the cafe’ When I got inside it was beautiful!  I didn’t know what to expect so when I actually stepped inside I was delighted.. The staff are the friendliest people and the cats are so loving and calm. I loved that every person inside had a smile on their face, it truly was a warm and welcome place to visit Above is a photo I took of a stranger feeding one of the cats which I found quite peaceful. If anyone is thinking of checking this place out, I would highly recommend it and give it a solid 5 stars 🙂