Patience. Peace. Perseverance.

We tend to be consumed by others thoughts, problems and opinions. From social media to television, to running our households and juggling multiple responsibilities at work, it sometimes becomes difficult to tune out the perceptions and opinions of others.

We get so caught up in what other people are thinking we forget about ourselves. What are we thinking? How do we feel? What are our goals? You know what I mean. We forget about the main person in this journey, ourselves.  Recently, I decided that patience, peace and perseverance are going to be my life’s priorities.  The 3 P’s. We need all three to have balance in our lives.  It’s a struggle believe me, I know but we have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving towards the goal.

Now let me tell you, my decision to pursue the 3 P’s didn’t just happen in one day. It happened over time and getting my arms around these little Ps has been quite the challenge.  I’m sure you know what I mean but here are a few tips that I am using; hopefully, they will work for you too:

  1. Start with yourself. I have learned that with anything you want in life, you need to start with yourself. Become patient with yourself – and take your time! Time is on your side. Time is your friend.
  2. Get rid of the negative. Now. Everything and everyone negative has got to go. When you have negativity in your life, you will never truly progress. Leaving negativity in the past will make room for more positivity and peace. Referring back to the first point, when you have peace within yourself it’s easy to eliminate the negative.
  3. Never ever, ever, ever, ever, give up.  I know that’s a lot of evers but you just can’t.  You can’t give up. No matter the challenge, situation or circumstance. You have to stay the course. Perseverance creates character and strength and creates new opportunities. If you stop every time someone says no, you will never achieve your goals. Step around the no and use the universe as your guide for exceeding your dreams.