If you’re anything like me, live to eat and not eat to live (stole this from one of my friends groups). I’m always hungry, or so it seems (and trust me, my body shows it, but I wear it proudly – LOL). I wake up with food on my mind and am always on the countdown for lunchtime. Then, there’s dinner. Woohoo! Yes, you can call me a “foodie” as food is definitely one of my best friends. Don’t let me be talking to someone and they mention food, I get extremely excited and hungry all over again.
We talked about the natural, but let’s go deeper. How many times have you planned out your life’s events? You were going to attend college, you were going to take up sports, you were going to exercise, you were going to diet, you were gonna, you were gonna — but you ended up doing absolutely nothing but talking about those things that you were “gonna” do.
If you were totally honest with yourself, you would know that you weren’t really hungry enough for it. Those things that we are “hungry” for or “passionate” about, we don’t rest until everything within our power has been done to accomplish them. If you’re really hungry, the proof will show up in the pudding because you will breathe, eat and live whatever your passion is.
We may become complacent when our plans don’t seem to get off the ground, but we have to keep at it. For example, I have been writing off and on since I was around 14 or 15 years old. I would start a project and stop, start and stop. This went on for most of my adult life until I took a writing course via teleconference roughly four years ago. That was the first time that I ever finished a full length manuscript. Has it been published? Not yet, but in time it will. I have since written another full length manuscript which one of my childhood friends has so graciously agreed to edit. Writing was and will always be my passion. I work on my craft five days a week in some form or fashion. One day, you will see my name in print or even “flashing in bright neon lights”, LOL! In the meantime, I’m going to continue chugging away until something happens, and so should you.
Let today be the day that you take out that list that you’ve held on to for years, and shake the dust off. No more procrastinating. Some of you should be doing things that would be a tremendous blessing to others but because of fear, procrastination or both, the people who need you the most haven’t been touched by your gift. You may not realize it, but there are folk who are waiting and depending on you.
Go for it!
Shake off fear!
Shake off self doubt!
Shake off procrastination!
Tune out any and all negativity!
Realize that everyone isn’t going to share your vision!
If one door closes, keep POUNDING” on doors until one opens!
Always, remember #GurlYouGotItGoinOn!
P.S.: I now have a podcast which is featured on Spotify as well as Apple Podcasts which you may find under Grace Deveraux or Chat With Grace. Also, you may find me on Instagram @Gracedeveraux. Please stop by and check out what I’ve been up to lately.