Do your dreams scare you?

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Mine do, but I continue to dream them anyway. I don’t think I have a choice. I have to listen to the whispers God places on my heart.

I used to spend a lot of time wishing I was ordinary, afraid of what it required to be extraordinary.  That is a waste of time.

The ordinary was familiar and safe to me, but with the same consistent results: predictable, boring and unstimulating because you have already done it.

You have mastered the predictable part of your life. You know this life, the one ‘they’ talked about. The one the with built in safety features (that expensive degree, …and the second degree, internship, reliable job) your counselor, friends and maybe even your mother told you to chase that paper.

Guess what? You are living a narrative that you didn’t create.

STOP. It’s that easy.

Take a chance on yourself, don’t be safe. I mean BE safe, like don’t drink and drive, but not to the point that you don’t even bother to challenge yourself. Don’t be safe to the point where you have no idea what your capabilities are anymore.

Stop living and daydreaming of past glory and ‘wins’ – The past is behind you.

Go get some, new ones.

If something scares you, it’s because you’re excited and you probably CAN do it or learn IT.

It does require work. You know how to do that, you’re doing that anyway at that place you got to everyday (the job/gig) and spend eight hours making other people’s dreams come true. Don’t do that.

Why not spend that time on someone who is worth it, yoU!

`Sontaia

Be you

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The world and those watching need you, to be you. This might sound slightly simple, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

While you are sitting at home wondering how you can be better, there is someone wondering how they can be you. You have to be your authentic self, always.

Someone needs you to be you, so they can BE.

~Sontaia

Good stuff: Students – Spend your down time wisely

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Time will always be spent, whether it be a planned activity, coordinated event, or last minute random plans with friends! All good stuff, but I encourage, implore you to use your summers for more than fun and work. This is your free time for self and self-development. This will change dramatically when you’re out of school. When you emerge a graduate into the stage of your life. For now you are young and the expectations are manageable. In the midst of parents, goals and responsibilities figure out what excites you and pursue your it!  The only person poised to take care of you, is you.

Make taking care of yourself a priority!

~Sontaia

 

 

Whatever it takes…Just “Push Send”

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“Push Send,” a simple phrase that I blurted out to a friend while discussing an incomplete task at work lingering in his pending folder. He was holding on to, as we tend to hold on to anything that frightens or challenges us and our preconceived notions in any way.
Are you doing this?
Is there a letter to be composed, a question that needs to be asked or an application to fill out?  These don’t all require a ‘send’ button but they do require you to take action.
Just Push Send…This is an action statement, your battle cry!
Is this great advice? Perhaps, but I definitely feel there comes many moments and seasons in our lives, when you just have to DO the proverbial IT!
The trepidation, the fear, the questions you can’t answer have to be put aside and you have to let it go.
I find a lot of the unfinished business of our lives revolve around our inability to make a move or make the decision to move.
Life is moving, the business is happening and you are sitting here looking at that ‘IT’ over and over again. Reviewing your resume over and over again, second guessing your qualifications for whatever that next great project, idea, movement is..
And I’m and saying today: Just Push Send.
It’s a metaphor for success, because success begins by starting.
Push send and begin the chain of events that will start then next great thing you are destined to do.
~Sontaia 
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Green Light

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Has God Given You The Green Light?

Are you still waiting for permission to succeed?

Have you done everything you can do each day up until this very moment to become the person you were made to be? I know it’s a writing faux pas to begin with questions. But the questions are what drive us. No one has the answer for your journey except the one that made you. The one that made you has a plan and design.

I believe the one that made us has given the green light, but we choose not to see it or we are chasing our human dreams instead of what we were called to dtraffic-lights-1013506_960_720o.

Today I offer a short and simple question: Has God given you the Green Light and What do you plan to do about it?

This message has been brought to you by yoUniversity!

~Sontaia 

 

Got Goals!

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When is the last time you created a list of goals? When was the last time you looked at this list?

If you don’t remember or can’t honestly answer those questions, then it’s time to reboot your GOALS list or create one! Goal Setting is an important component of the self-regulation required for achievement and motivation necessary to complete your goals. These goals are behaviors or outcomes that you have decided are necessary for your success. With that in mind, it’s very important to keep a list of actions or anticipated actions that you can prioritize for your success.

Goals are an important way for us to look forward, and there are many methods and models to track them.
Remember: ~ A goal without action is a dream, and goals without set outcomes are activities.~

We tend to store these things in our mind. The problem? – There is no accountability! When you write down your goals, the desire to aspire toward them becomes real. Writing things down will often propel you to act on them.

Some people utilize various methods of goal tending and catching, i.e. vision boards, planners, lists, affinity groups, etc. Goals can be SMART, absolute /normative or long-term and short-term. The above depends on your desired outcomes. Commit to your success today by planning it out. We plan for so much in life: college, weddings, purchasing a car or home and career change. We should consider the same level of planning for success.

Right now is the time to create your goals list. Today is the perfect day to enact them.
Remember you are the only person standing in the way of your success.

This message has been brought to you by yoUniversity!

~Sontaia

 

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What kind of DIFFERENCE do you want to make?

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We have that special something we are supposed to do in this life.

You don’t believe me?

yoU are uniquely made to do that perfect thing only yoU can do.

So am I.

So is your over-achieving sister or brother, or that really beautiful cousin that everyone seems to like.

Regardless of whatever talents you covet that other people possess. There is something that yoU were made to do.

When you figure it out, ask yourself this question: Do I want to be good or Great or THE BEST IN THE WORLD?

Star living your Legacy today! No one else can do it for you.

-Sontaia P.  Briggs