Which road are you on?

How do we measure success? Is it by how much money we have? Is it by how many people we know and have around us? Is it by our job title or how many degrees we hold? What is your definition of success?

My definition of success is how much I have helped and made a difference in someone’s life . My reasoning behind this is because money can deplenish and go away, people and friends can come and go, job titles and positions are not promised, and degrees are just paper. However, that feeling you receive when you genuinely help someone and change their lives is something that can never be taken away. This is a feeling of purpose.

We all should strive to be successful but not at the expense of hurting others. When we help each other, we are all succeeding together. Surround yourself with those who have the same ambitions and desires as you. Surround yourself with people who push you to be greater. Most importantly, surround yourself with people who want to make  positive changes in their lives and others.

Positive thinking and energy leads to great accomplishments. Change the way you think and watch how your life begin to change.  When we allow God to take control of our  lives, we sometimes think our situations have changed; failing to realize that he has given us the ability to see and think positively regarding that same situation!

I challenge you today to encourage and inspire someone to do better and take them with you to experience the road to success!

Relationships

Everyone have a different meaning when asked what does family mean to you?  Family doesn’t have to be biological to understand  the dynamics of relationships. Some of my closest friends are considered my sisters because of our personal relationships. Family are those that we can argue with about anything, stop talking to them for 2 days, and in a time of need; we can pick up the phone to call them and they will come to our rescue!

We only have one life to live so within this lifetime, make sure you love hard.  Tell your family how much you love and appreciate them. It’s never too late to apologize to someone you have hurt or caused pain. If someone has apologized to you, it’s up to you to accept and forgive, but know that if we don’t accept and forgive those of whom have hurt us, then God will not forgive us! We can only move forward by apologizing and forgiving. Life is too short to live with regrets.  Don’t let pride get in the way of your soul being lost! Who do you need to apologize to? Who do you need to forgive?