Monday, May 24, 2021

Monday Motivation - Resilience

Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness, and the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity," according to Oxford Languages.
In life, resilience is one of those things that is easier said than done. Resilience is a word for people who have endured strenuous pain and have decided not to give in or give up. Resilience can't be bought at a store or given as a gift, it means you have to go through something to get to the other side of it. Resilience reveals the soul of a person and what they are made of, the determination of the will to thrive and not just survive, propelling someone forward in their life, in the face of adversity. It is strength without limitations, but endurance and peseverance without knowledge of when the struggle will let up. Resilience is more than a word, it is an action, it requires you to do something, to believe in yourself, to overcome obstacles, to be ready, so you won't have to get ready. Resilience is in the experience and it calls for all of us to dig deeper, find out what you are made of by trying, then doing, and not looking back for excuses to be your pillows of comfort. Resilience is a state of mind before it becomes a reality. Choose to have Resilience. Be Resilient Today. Monique Lyn elle Gray

Monday, May 17, 2021

Monday Motivation - Rejection (How to deal with it)

Rejection is defined as "the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc. or the spurning of a person's affections." Rejection happens to a lot of us, but sometimes when someone rejects you that could be the thing that fuels you to move in the direction God really wants you to go. Sometimes you don't need to be a part of a certain group or to be a person that follows. You could be called to lead, called to do something different and you won't fulfill your destiny being a part of someone else's dream. What you are called to do in this life is not always accepted by people that see you as a threat, so don't let the rejection define you, Fight Back with Success! Have a great week and don't give up on yourself. Monique Lyn elle Gray

Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday Motivation - Perspective

Marriam Webster defines perspective as "1 : the angle or direction in which a person looks at an object. 2 : point of view. 3 : the ability to understand what is important and what isn't I know you're disappointed, but keep your perspective." Perspective is defined as "a way of regarding situations or topics etc. or the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer." "Perspective has a Latin root meaning "look through" or "perceive," and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking. If you observe the world from a dog's perspective, you see through the dog's eyes. In drawing, perspective gives your drawing the appearance of depth or distance. If we say someone "has perspective," we mean she has a sensible outlook on life."
I think perspective in life helps you see how you look at things. People that are in the same room can all have a different perspective, because they see things from their own point of view. Depending on where someone stands in a room will dictate how they see something or someone else in the room. Everyone's perspective matters, but when you are able to empathize with someone else, you can better understand their perspective, which could change your opinion of someone or something else. I think more of us need to embrace a broader perspective to gain more understanding and to be more empathetic or sympathetic to others and their needs in life. Perspective can be underrated, but with the right one, you can see the glass full instead of the glass half empty. Challenge yourself to look at something this week from someone else's perspective, and ask yourself, how would I feel if I were in their situation or position? Perhaps this will help you to treat others better in your life or around you. Have a great day and week.