College student Barbara Church interviewed Jewel Diamond Taylor for her class project.
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“Believe it or not, pain can be a great motivator!
Pain is the brain’s way of telling you to CHANGE something. It could be as simple as lifting your hand off the hot stove, a constant headache or being in an abusive or unfulfilling relationship. Both physical and emotional pain are signals to wake you up to change your behavior. Pain can be your friend to alert you to something that is not in alignment.
I had painful headaches all the time and didn’t want to accept the fact that I might have to take medication and stop eating French fries, bacon and cheetos. I had stress and sleepless nights. I ignored the wake up calls. I hit my “emotional snooze button” even though I was having excruciating headaches. Eventually I got sick and tired of being sick and tired from sleepless nights. My headaches and possibility of a stroke were my wake up call. I decided to start dealing with stress in more positive ways and reduce my salt intake. I went to the doctor and finally decided to confront this issue and starting taking low doses of medication which stopped my headaches. I started exercising. I was stubborn. I was procrastinating. Are you in denial about any habits that are stealing your sleep, health, confidence, joy, peace of mind and success?
If life is painful in any area of your life, do not numb yourself. Shifts and changes could be your wake up call to do something different. It could be your wake up call to wake up from denial, procrastination and paralysis of analysis.
If a relationship or job is changing…if your life is experiencing sudden shifts…if your weight is increasing and your energy is decreasing…if your body is in pain…if you are experiencing trust issues in your relationship… if you keep losing things, forgetting things and have accidents… if trouble and drama seems to constantly show up in your life… if people continually take advantage of you…if you keep missing opportunities…if you are losing money, sleep, relationships and your peace of mind…WAKE UP…GET UP and don’t go back to sleep. Don’t hit the snooze button. Life is shaking beneath your feet to get you to walk by faith and do something new.”
excerpt from “SHIFT HAPPENS” by Jewel Diamond Taylor
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“People and circumstances will shift in your life. Shift happens! Learn how to adapt, cope, hold on, pray, deepen your faith, lighten up and tune up your discernment so you can let go of the people who bring drama, pain and negativity into your life. When “shift” happens surround yourself with supportive and like-minded people of faith and vision. When “shift” happens in your life…God is doing a new thing. It may feel painful…but it has a purpose.
Shift happens! Is it fair? Is it convenient? Can you control it? Is is what you expected? NO! But you don’t give up. You suffer when you focus and obsess on the fact that you have no contol. To be fully present and emotionally sober to survive the “shift” you must stop resisting the seasons, the storms, the ebb and flow of life and surrender all to God. Then you will discover God’s grace and a strength you never knew you had. You are amazing!!! You are blessed. You are resilient.
I will discuss this topic more on my next Periscope video message LIVE “The 4 Types of SHIFTS in Life” tonight Tuesday, Aug 26, 6 pm Pacific, 9 pm EST” – Jewel Diamond Taylor, author of;
1) “Shift Happens”
2) “You Are Too Blessed to Be Stressed”
3) “I Am Resilient” to order books click here
You will learn why so many of us procrastinate and never fully live in our purpose, joy and success.
Listen to this powerful message all the way to the END.
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No, you may not achieve all your goals in life, but you certainly increase your chances of achieving your small or big goals, if you write them down. So watch out for the distractions, doubt and procrastination. Stuff happens in life, so don’t be easily discouraged.
Life can be challenging and bring a lot of obstacles. If you are not seeing progress in your life, it can be depressing. So remember the habit of writing down your goals which allows you to see your progress and celebrate as you check off each mini-goal achieved.