It’s important for me to know what I’m talking about instead of using big words and looking silly because I don’t know the true meaning of the word. I know you’ve seen it, I’m talking about people who use words like Ludicrous, Blasphemy, Monotony, Rigmarole and Malarkey or even simple words like Ghetto, Gangsta, Ratchet, etc… People use these words all the time because they’ve heard someone else say it but they’ve never really took the time to look up the true definition of the word to even see if they even like the word or can relate to it. I do. Almost every day I hear someone use a word to describe me and the work that I do. Some days I’m "Nice", "Sweet," "Intriguing," "Creative," "Eccentric," "Attractive," "Sexy," "Kind," Empowering," or "Direct" to name a few. I receive what has been said as a compliment but once I get to my car I’m on my phone looking up the definition to see if I really identify with that word because people have no clue what they are saying at times. All they know is that it made that last person smile.
My hope for the world and the people surrounding me is that we are all striving for perfection. Striving for perfection means that we are consciously working towards becoming a better person every day, every hour, every minute with every situation that you are being tested with. We all know that the probability of us becoming perfect is ZERO. If you are anything like me you mess up, have word vomit daily and wish that there was a way to use white out on your life at times. We may not ever be perfect but I promise you that by now we have become EXCELLENT at what we do in life. The definition of excellent is “to be very good at what you do.” It’s time that we begin to own what we have been created to be and be excellent at it! Hairstylist, Make –Up artist, Nurse, Pharmacist, Manager, Customer Service Rep, Counselor, Friend, Mother, Father, Coworker, Wife, Husband, whatever you do in life BE EXCELLENT at it!
What’s the purpose of doing something every day at 45%? Motivate and prepare yourself to leave home on 80% at minimum daily. That means by the time you refuel your system with some delicious lunch you can tackle part two of your day on 100%. Being at 45% is a waste of unused positive energy and ain’t nobody got time for that! I heard a song on the radio the other day titled “I’m Different” and yes it’s catchy, yes it has a bouncing beat but it’s a kind of “Bottom of the Barrel” way to describe yourself. I don’t know about your genre but growing up being " different” was not a compliment, it was a sweet way to call someone an "invalid”(look it up) and now we have people walking around in circles chanting this song?! Again, I think the song is…. okay but imagine a world where music was played that motivated men and women to say that they are excellent and awesome. How much would a song like that inspire people to not only realize that they have been cut from a different cloth but that they are actually great at what they do? This would end up being a mantra or an affirmation to lift you higher and higher every day. Don’t just be a different kind of person be excellent at who you were created to be.
Today tell yourself that you are EXCELLENT at what you do and most importantly EXCELLENT at who you have been created to become.