Marriage is in trouble… Job is gone…?
Feeling misunderstood, unappreciated, left out, tired or stressed?
You’ve let your weight get out of control…
Struggling in your faith…seeking guidance?
Not enough money at the end of the month?
Friends no where to be found?
Rent just increased? Family member critically ill?
You feel like your life has no purpose (feel old, feel unloved, slow business, no car, no joy)
Suffering from bad choices… Are you tasting your own tears?
When I have those days of stress…I work on reminding myself to not give up on my breakthrough and possibilities. As I encourage myself…I encourage you also. Face your challenges. Wake up, get up, stand up, speak up, lift up your head. cheer up, keep up, hook up with right people, boost up your confidence, show up for your commitments, count up your blessings, send up your prayers of gratitude for the gift of life and don’t give up! This, too, shall pass. Remember nothing stays the same. Make a decision. Take action. Fight back with your faith. Lift up your hands with praise and thanksgiving. Open up your mouth and take back what the enemy is trying to steal from you. Remember sometimes the greatest enemy you will fight is within.
Good music can be a positive mood changer. Below is my current CD playlist that keeps me resilient, optimistic and strong. Driving alone in my car can be very therapeutic and freeing. In my car…sometimes I scream. Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I’m quiet. Sometimes I pray. Sometimes my pain is screaming, sometimes it is silent and sometimes it is serving a purpose to get my attention. Sometimes my car becomes my classroom as I listen to inspirational and educational CDs. Sometimes I laugh and sometimes I sing along with these songs in my car to shake off the garment of stress and put on my garment of praise and victory.
Gloria Gaynor, “I will survive.”
Whitney Houston, “Step by Step.”
James Brown, “Get Up Off That Thing” “I Feel Good”
Kirk Franklin, “I Smile.”
Bob Marley, “Get up, Stand up.”
The Black Eyes Peas, “Let’s Get it Started in Here.”
Rev. James Cleveland, “Lord Help Me to Hold Out”
Yolanda Adams, “Never Give Up”, “Hold On”
Hezekiah Walker, “Faithful is Our God”
Vangelis, “Chariots of Fire”
Jonathan Nelson, “My Name is Victory”
Bill Withers, “Lovely Day”
Mary Mary, “Go Get It”
Marvin Sapp, “I Win”
If you want to excel in life, self motivation is essential. You must know how to motivate yourself. You must be able to keep your spirit high no matter how discouraging a situation is.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor