Hello FFC readers and subscribers!
HAPPY 1 MONTH BLOG-A-VERSARY TO FFC!
Exactly one month ago from today I published my website and my first blog post making today my 1 month Blog-a-versary! I have been able to execute my dreams through motivation and determination and the unwavering support of my family and readers like you. It has been an extraordinary experience and one that I embrace daily. I stepped out on the promise of God and put a dream into action. FFC was formed purposefully and precisely with a certain goal in mind. See more about the purpose of FFC on my homepage. I have been able to look back and realize my growth in this short timespan and will welcome the learning experiences to come.
I am so excited to celebrate this seemingly small but huge milestone. I am ongoing with the grace of my heavenly Father. In honor of my 1 month blog-a-versary, I’ve highlighted some of my inspirational messages that I have written in different blogs that I have posted. What were some of your favorite statements from previous blogs or this one? Share in the comments below. Here are some of my favorites.
Having dreams is a start to envisioning what you want to do or where you want to go. Having a dream and putting action behind that dream takes another step, in fact, it may take several. There are many people that simply dream. They dream of a better life, they dream of a better job, they dream of a better future but there are no actionable measures put into place to make it happen. To have a dream is to have “a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.” At the point of having a dream it will only go as far as you pursue it. Lifestyle changes occur when the decision to do something different than the day before takes root in your mind and is followed by sound decision-making. “Stop looking at what you don’t have and start using what you do have. Stop living in a fantasy world and create the life you want to live by taking action.” -Sope Agbelusi Some people are limited to putting their dreams into action due to lack of resources that are needed and not available. I used to be a person to believe that since I don’t have everything I need then I can’t start but then I realized for me it was just a misconception that I allowed myself to believe. No one is going to have everything they need when they first start. It’s not about having everything initially, it’s about making it with what you have now. Because of the misconception and disbelief I believed that it ended with me. It doesn’t end with you. Reach out, research, inquire or simply speak to someone about it, you never know the resources that may fall in your lap or even just getting tips or helpful advice to help you start down your journey.
The courage that it took for me to step out and own my dream was unfathomable as I knew that it would take time and dedication. When I made the decision to go for it with my blog, I had one major thing going against me and that was time. However, it wasn’t until later that I realized a pivotal moment, that my desire to write and not having enough time wouldn’t stop me. It just meant that I had to strategize and put a plan into action for when I would blog, how much time I would dedicate to it and how I would prioritize other important matters. As a writer there is not a turn on or off button; I wake up many nights in the wee hours of the morning with ideas, content, and just happy that I get to create another piece that will hopefully encourage and motivate someone to be a better them. It never once occurred to me that because I have so many other things to do that I can’t fulfill my dream. It never occurred to me because I had already made up in my mind that I would refuse to allow excuses or objections to get in my way. Instead of deferring my dreams I decided to live them. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? I could go on and on with this one, I believe Langston Hughes knew exactly what happens to a dream deferred. They do dry up and not only that, once they dry up, it can cause you to doubt the very idea that God placed in your heart but what is meant for you will still prosper regardless of the delay.
It would become much easier to just sit down and turn on Netflix. Let’s be honest, I really enjoy my Netflix shows but when you begin to work in your skill, television no longer steals the show. Dreams will give you the desire but action will get you the results. What are you going to do to awaken yourself and act on that ambition? If one month ago I didn’t decide to act on my ambition, I wouldn’t be here writing to each and everyone of you. To that end, in light of my 1 month blog-a-versary, I would like to sincerely thank each of you for following and subscribing to my blog. Thank you for taking the time to read past the first paragraph or sentence 🙂 Thank you for engaging, your comments, likes, shares, the special e-mails and text that I seem to get on a daily basis just continues to encourage me and lets me know that someone is being helped by the hands of God. I look forward to continued milestone celebrations and I look forward to hearing about how you put your dream into action.
Until next time my friends……