In case you don’t follow Lou’s Public Speaking page, here are some awesome motivational posts from her this week. I know I needed to hear some of these!
For too many years I gave my mistakes more power than they needed. After suffering years of condemnation over them, I have come to realize that I need to “admit” to my mistakes and not “submit” to them.
Over time, with practice, it’s become increasingly easier for me to just admit to my mistakes, repent, and ask God to forgive them and move forward.
Rather than letting my mistakes make me feel guilty and defeated, I think of them as a teacher.
On to the next level!
Then the Lord answered me
“Write the vision.
Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it quickly.”
From the time I was in kindergarten, I was labeled a “daydreamer.” It was that word spoken over me that I would allow to negatively define me for years.
I did very poorly in school and made my way through life with low self-esteem because I didn’t think like others did. It was difficult to focus on math, biology, and social studies with other thoughts, ideas, and dreams dancing in my head. While my teacher was trying to drill us on multiplication tables all I could do was dream about the tiny “one chair” barber shop I passed every morning on the way to school. I would visualize myself grown up one day working in my own my own “one chair” salon.
Fast forward 25 years…
My niece Amanda hands me this tablet. The tears well up in my eyes. 25 years of thinking there was something wrong with me turned around in a moment.
“I’m not a daydreamer,”
“I’m a Visionary”
For 25 years I was so focused on the negative words spoken over me that I hadn’t even noticed I had made my “daydream”come true. For 23 years I ran my own “one chair” salon!
I write my visions in this tablet so that my niece/CEO and our 19 stylists can all work together to make my “daydreams” come true!
What have you always daydreamed about?
Write it down.