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Motivational Monday

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If you have not already, find yourself a mentor.  The insight, expertise, encouragement, testimony, and support someone else can provide is invaluable and vital to your success.  Surround yourself with people who have walked the path you are on and who have both failed and triumphed.  Learn from the mistakes and the victories and begin to shape the destiny you seek.

Although your vision and dream is unique to you, the lessons others have learned can provide tutelage, as well as a road map to help you circumvent dangerous obstacles and navigate tough terrain.  A mentor can help unlock the doors to your future and help build the bridges to get there.  Do not underestimate the presence, power, or how precious a mentor can be to one’s life.

Find a mentor who is transparent and brutally honest.  If your mentor does not challenge you, does not expose their and your vulnerabilities, is not willing to push you beyond your limits, that mentor is doing you and themselves a great disservice.  The whole purpose of a mentorship is growth, evolution, transformation.  Find the mentor who will provide all of the aforementioned and will walk with you through it all.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”  ~ William Arthur Ward

“Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.” ~ Pat Conroy

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Motivational Mondays

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Sometimes the hardest thing to do is… START.  You have so many great ideas, but no idea where to begin or how to get the ball rolling.  Don’t let the enormity of the dream deter you from beginning the journey.  Put one foot in the front the other and start moving.  Like a pebble rolling down a hill, the more it rolls, the more it picks up steam, the larger it gets, and it begins encompassing all it comes in contact with.  Imagine jump-starting a vehicle.  It’s difficult pushing it, 2 tons of dead weight, immobile, at a standstill.  As hard as it may be initially, the vehicle begins to rock, the tires start turning, and inch by inch, you’re pushing forward, moving steadily.  Eventually, you pick up a little momentum, a little more speed, enough to hop in, pop the clutch, and off you go.  No different when pursuing your dreams and aspirations.  It may seem like an insurmountable task at first, and enormous hill to climb, but the only way to achieve the dream is to START.  Get moving, build your momentum, and enjoy the ride.  #Begin2Win

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Zager

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