Success. Something we all aspire for. But now that I’ve gotten a tiny taste, I thought I’d share some surprising lessons I’ve learned about it.
2. Sometimes it’s necessary to unplug in order to shine brighter. Instinct says we must always be on the move in order to succeed, but I’ve found when I stop, drop, and pray, unimaginably wonderful things happen.
3. Getting started is the hardest step to take. Everything in the world will try to distract you from doing what you were made to do. Resolve is required to begin anything worthwhile.
4. Achieving your dreams will not fill emptiness in your soul, or solve all the problems in your life. However, living in your purpose will give you a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Discovering what God created you for is the greatest self-esteem builder known to man.
5. Your greatest cheerleaders are often people you don’t expect, and your greatest naysayers are often people close to you, but none of it matters that much. What matters is what God thinks about how you spend the seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years of your existence. If He is happy with your success, then He will have your back when unhappy people attack, and He’ll ground you when you start flying too high.
You are more than the sum of your successes and failures. You exist to honor God and love others through action — how you do that is as unique as the individual mix of your DNA strands. Our messy lives qualify us to become message bearers: offering hope, encouragement, and inspiration to our fellow man. If we succeed in that, we’ve experienced a life well lived.
Anita Fresh Faith
Are you fulfilling your purpose? If so, has anything surprised you about it?
Anita Brooks motivates others to dynamic break-throughs. Blending mind, heart, and spirit, as an Inspirational Business/Life Coach, International Speaker, and Common Trauma Expert.
Anita is also an award-winning author. Her titles include: Amazon best seller, Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over, Barbour Publishing, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market, Leafwood Publishing, Death Defied-Life Defined: A Miracle Man’s Memoir, and contributor to The Change: Insights Into Self Empowerment Book #4. Her books are available at major and independent bookstores, Amazon, plus several online retailers.
She fulfills her mission to help 21st century women and men make fresh starts with fresh faith by sharing what she’s learned through experience, interviews, and research. Anita shares hope and encouragement on her Fresh Faith Inspirations podcast.
Anita’s favorite pastime is watching sunsets with her husband of 30 years, while they laugh and dip their toes in the water. Her favorite passion is inspiring others to transform battles into victories.
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