I Love an Awesome Meme
As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed today @Thegoodquote hit me with a meme that resonated with my heart. The quotes reads as follows: "Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in same place."Read that one more time, and let that sink in.... WOW! As a young woman in my twenties, I am just learning the importance of each of these rules in life. Trust me, each rule is key to life. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.
Rule 1. Many of us talk of our goals, make a vision board, or even write it down. But you have to do more than that! You have to take that next step in achieving that for what you wrote down or pasted on your vision board. Figure out step 1, start there and don't stop. The key is starting! Start going after what you want RIGHT NOW! That dream you had last night, go get it! As long as you keep dreaming and not acting on it, you will never have that dream. All you will have is that goal or dream locked in your mind. So why not start right now? For example, my sister Hazl and I had this idea of starting a blog for all things sisters for over two years, and it wasn't until after she graduated college did we start! When she graduated college we sat down and organized what we wanted to give to the world in our blog. We figured out what was importance to us, and started writing. We then went out and bought a camera, found a web developer and the rest is history. Although I wish we went after what we wanted two years ago, I am glad we started this year. We made a conscious decision to go after what we want and I believe with our hard work and dedication we will have it.
Rule 2. Asking, is something I have always struggled with. For some reason, as many of us have, I had built walls of pride around me. I am a very prideful person for my own personal reasons, and for that I would rarely ask anything of anyone. WHAT WAS I THINKING? I feared the word "no, " and the idea that I could do it all on my own. If you struggle with those issues, LET THEM GO. Trust me, when I look back at my life I wish I asked for so much more. I wish I asked more for help, more advice, and more direction for what I wanted in life. Who cares if they said no? Failure is a part of life and failure is what builds a champion. It is never too late to start asking for what you want. Never be afraid to fail, but rather take is a lesson learned and rise above. Do not let pride get in the way of achieving your goals. When I look back at life, I find it so silly to be prideful - like who was I? But the beauty of life is that there is a tomorrow, and it is never too late to start today! If you need help, ask for it. If you need advice, ask for it. If you need guidance, ask! Hazl and I would love nothing more to help anyone with anything we can help you with. We are here for you! #BluHazl
Rule 3. As I mentioned in step one, you must take one step forward towards your goals. Without action, nothing will be accomplished. Don't be stagnant, scared, or worried. Believe in yourself and have faith that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Understand you must work hard to achieve your goals and be willing to put that work on. Be prepared and always ready, and trust me the universe will respond to you. But YOU must take the first step, the second step and the third. Believe that you can and you will. Look at that vision board or notebook, and start planning your strategy. Figure out what you need, who can help, and where to start and you're one step closer in achieving you dreams. Remember, the SKY IS THE LIMIT.