Vision Board 2014

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I’ve completed my 2014 vision board and I’m uber excited!!!

There are several types of vision boards, and some elect to have a variety of boards that each represents an area, goal, or project they have; but I decided I would create a board that embodies everything I am and want to accomplish this year. I have it taped to my ceiling so that I can look UP at it daily as affirmation!

My vision is divided into 8 areas(I didn’t start with wanting to have a certain number of sections. I simply took some time to think about everything I wanted–every area in which I wanted to improve), with the center representing my motivation, my why, my daughter and the words and phrases that come to mind when I think of her.

The other areas represent what I want MORE of in my life, what I want to accomplish via my business, my health goals, the new home I want to provide for my daughter, words and phrases that describe my definition of happy, independent of others’ expectations and definitions, the unconditional love of a husband, and me dusting off my shoulders, becoming the next best version of myself!

Those who know me know that my favorite number is 7, as biblically it represents completion. Therefore, the number 8, one more than 7, represents an over-abundance, overflow, exceeding what was originally thought of as complete. Eight also represents resurrection, regeneration, and the beginning of a new era. How perfect is that message for a new vision board?!?! God is definitely taking me into a new era and I’m preparing daily!

These 8 sections represents the MORE that’s in STORE for ME!!!

I highly recommend that you create a vision board for yourself, as it can serve as a visual blueprint for all you want to accomplish. It’s also very empowering. Don’t worry about following any “vision board rules,” as God is seeking to do through you what hasn’t been done before, therefore someone else’s rules don’t apply to you anyway! #catchthatword

Get some magazines & newspapers, and clip pictures and/or words that speak to what you want to achieve. Then attach them to a poster board, cork board, or even a wall or mirror in your home. Voila, your vision board is complete!

Happy (en)Visioning! πŸ™‚

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Love is Inconvenient.

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True love is inconvenient.

It isn’t something I can give only when I’m in the mood. I can’t go into my room, shielding myself from the world because I don’t want to be bothered, showing up only when it suits me. No, I can’t hide: I am required to give love even when I have other things on my long agenda. I must give love when I’m tired. I must give love even when you’re annoying the hell out of me. I must give love, not to make a point or to prove I’m a good person, much better than the next; but I must give love to show you how to love.

To show you what true love feels like. My love is the prototype for how you should be loved. The expression of my love in the most inconvenient times communicates your value, your worth, your priceless posture. The priceless treasure who dared to love me, even when it was inconvenient for you.

Loving you isn’t always easy, but loving you is all I can do.

Inconveniently Yours,
Shanika

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Do you believe?

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The power of the mind is often underestimated. Trust me when I say that if you believe in your dreams with every fiber of your being, your subconscious will merge with your conscious, bringing them to fruition.

Belief isn’t just a state of mind, however. Your actions must also be in alignment. Therefore, in addition to believing, you must also speak in the affirmative, and your behaviors have to demonstrate what you know will happen.

Sincerely,
Shanika
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Transformation

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Situations don’t change until I change the way I look at them.

There have been many times in my life when I’ve taken a step back to evaluate how I could have better handled various situations. Without fail, I’m always able to see what I could have done or said differently. In my estimation, this was all I needed to accept responsibility and try to make things right. This led to a series of conversations in which I apologized and offered my explanation of why I responded or reacted the way I did, not to excuse the behavior, but to offer context so the other party would know that my action or reaction had nothing to do with them, as I earnestly believe that what comes from us, defines us, and no one else.

It was during this process of atonement, if you will, that l learned a lesson that was paramount in my professing: just because you (truly) accept responsibility, doesn’t mean others will (truly).

Some would rather be pacified within their oblivion and accept the words of a party not privy to the facts first-hand, further solidifying their faux-truth than accept the hard truth that maybe, just maybe they were also wrong.

This realization allowed me to transform my mind, resulting in new vision, new light, new healing, new hope.

It would have been detrimental to my quest to live a purposed-led life to sit and wait for an genuine apology, acceptance of responsibility, or a mere acknowledgement that I, too, am human and have feelings.

My challenge to you is to change the way you look at the situations in your life that are causing you angst. Do your part in evaluating what you could have said or done differently, fully accepting personal responsibility. Face your hard truth. Seek to make things right with those individuals.

The key: do it for you, without any expectation of a return on investment. Always remember that whatever response, or lack their of, that you receive isn’t about you at all.

Situations don’t change until you change the way you look at them.

Reference: Romans 12:2—>And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Blessings to you as you achieve the peace you deserve.

Sincerely,
Shanika
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