real g 2020
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WEEZY F BABY
I get some of the best insight from the most random of places. I'm what I call an analytical creative, and I can see and feel inspiration virtually anywhere and in almost anyone. One of the best pieces of advice I've heard and actually applied to my life was from a Lil Wayne lyric.
Do not judge me! Yes, that's right, I said Lil Wayne aka Tunechi aka Weezy F Baby!
He said, "Real G's move in silence like lasagna."
Translation: People who have their lives in order, bosses, those making moves, people who are goal oriented.... (I'm trying really hard here not to say "gangsters")..... consistently do not tell everyone about their future plans.
Y'all can't tell me that's not deep.
Okay maybe you can, but I'm writing this so...
I've learned in my lifetime that sharing my hopes, dreams, goals, career aspirations, etc., with others added unneeded pressure and stress to my life. If I told Linda Sue I was working on XYZ; every single time I saw Linda Sue thereafter, and anyone she may have told, I'd start feeling this need to prove myself. I needed to prove that I wasn't a liar. I needed to prove that I could do what I said. Although self destructive, I needed to stick to the plan even if I desperately wanted the plan to change. It was too late. It was out there. I needed it done because well... I'm a G.
20/20 clear VISION
As of today, we're only 41 days away from the start of a new year. 41 days from the start of a new decade. I'd like to encourage you to start working toward your goals, dreams and plans right now; and equally important - maybe try keeping it between you and God. I highly recommend creating a vision board of sorts. Or, instead of a vision board, lately I've been preferring to use a notebook that I keep with me at all times so that I can quickly scribble down any random thoughts that may hit my mind.
As the new year approaches, I've been thinking about my resolutions for 2020 - losing weight always makes the list, grow my business, take a girl's trip, yada, yada; but something was missing. Coincidentally, I visited a new church on Sunday, and the preacher brought up some amazing new goals to think about. I didn't write them down verbatim, but his comments really got me thinking about that list for 2020, and how I've never really included my spiritual life when creating that list in the past.
For example, how's my relationship with the Holy Spirit? Is He leading me, or am I leading Him?
Are my children properly growing in the Lord? What can I be doing to strengthen their foundation?
Am I spending too much time on social media? Do I allocate as much time to prayer, study and the enrichment of others?
Where will I be volunteering my time?
How many people will I invite to bible study?
Does my life and/or my words encourage others to start or continue their journey of faith?
Life is short, and as we all know, tomorrow isn't promised; so I'd like to encourage you to get moving! Start working toward opening that new business. Start planning for that new blog. Make plans to apply for that promotion. Start saving for that house. Go ahead and book that trip. Start that healthy lifestyle. Etcetera. Etcetera. Etcetera. Whatever it might be, let's also make sure we don't forget about the Lord. If keeping your list to yourself helps take the pressure off, then by all means, be the G in lasagna, and make those moves in silence.
I'm so excited for the future, and I can't wait to share some of that journey with all of you.
"Mentally I'm already on next year, that's some 20/20 clear vision." Drake
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