Begin to make your dream come to reality. First thought, what does your dream consist of? Research this dream and gain knowledge on what needs to be done. What steps do you need to take? For example if your dream is to become involved in rentals, you’re going to need to know every aspect and gain as much knowledge as possible on the steps of succeeding in this business. Learning is power. The more you know about a subject the more you understand what it takes to be successful. Start by setting up short term goals that are doable with a reasonable time frame. Don’t put too much on your plate or you could become overwhelmed and unmotivated. Beware! You may experience moments of helplessness or feel as if things are not moving fast enough. Remember there might be delays or problems that come up that get in the way of you accomplishing your goals. Just know you have nothing but time. Use every mistake as a lesson and not an excuse to give up.
My dream is to become a model. To do that I know I need to work on myself, update portfolios, travel and reach out to agencies. Well, my first short-term goal involves maintaining the weight I want to be. I’ve created a meal plan so I can intake enough calories and protein a day. I started a workout routine this week. I even have a gym partner, which is nice for even more motivation. I have four months to get fit and gain muscle. When summer arrives, I will start putting together a portfolio. I will look into different photographers and might even take advantage of some of my photographer friends’ services. From these, I’ll choose the top five pictures. Finally taking action, I will look into what type of modeling I wanted to do, different magazine opportunities and what agencies suit me best. I’m planning on traveling to three different big cities to speak with different agencies and hopefully get in with one. I know if I don’t get a deal with the first agency I go to that there are plenty more that might just give me a chance. Remember to keep a positive side to any negativity that comes your way. It all depends on how you look at the situation.
Remember to decide and believe, release your fear, take action and use others success as inspiration.
Our past makes us who we are today. That’s common knowledge. But sometimes, do you feel it’s taking over both the present and future moments of your life? You might find yourself overthinking every circumstance that appears in your everyday life. Maybe you feel like you’re insane and no one can help you, like your trapped, like a prisoner or an animal in the zoo. No matter where you turn you cannot get away. The open wounds sit on our souls and have the potential to ruin relationships, make us feel depressed, and even cause us to exclude ourselves from the world. Well, you’re not alone if you feel this way. I battle these thoughts speeding through my mind every day. It can feel so overwhelming that it takes away almost every happy moment I have and before me all I can see is a pit of darkness. I’m learning you can’t hang on to the past. You have to recognize what is causing you that pain inside and speak up about it to someone you’re comfortable around. Getting the infection out will heal your soul. Heal those wounds that have been open because if you don’t they’re just going to become more infected and larger than the day before. It’s okay to have your meltdowns and even experience days where you just want to give up. But don’t let those days take over, push through the pain you have inside and motivate yourself to keep going. Fighting a battle no one else understands is probably the most painful, solitary thing we must deal with in life.
All the tragic things that happen in my life are haunting my soul and taking over me. I’ve finally came to the realization that I can’t keep burying these memories deep inside because they eventually come back up. I have started a journey home to my inner self. I encourage the people that are battling their past to come on the same journey otherwise you are going to become buried alive and feel you have no way out.
In today’s generation it seems the media paints an image in our minds of how men and women are supposed to look. Our skin is supposed to be flawless. Our body is supposed to be in perfect shape. We are supposed to look like we walked out of a magazine every single day. Well that’s not reality! Most of us don’t have flawless skin, our bodies are different shapes and sizes, and we don’t have the greatest hairstyle or perfect makeup done 24/7. The reason those men and women look like they’re perfect is because they have money and/or Photoshop. Do you think they would look like that if they were just ‘normal’ people you see in your everyday life? We focus more on how everyone else looks and how we wish we had “her body” or “his unblemished skin” and we forget our own beauty. We have to stop letting an image on T.V or in a magazine take over how we see ourselves in a mirror. Everyone is beautiful in his or her own unique way. That’s what makes us one of a kind.
Everyday, I battle self-confidence. I look in the mirror at times, hating what I see. The reason being is because I think and feel I should look like something I’m not. I think if I look that way, I just might be able to find that guy who loves me, someone who actually pictures himself lucky to have me in his life, not always trying to go for the best next thing. The next best thing in “looks” that is. What about inner beauty? Our personality and traits that make us who we are should really be what that guy looks for in finding the “perfect girl” to love. Remember this… no matter who we cross paths with in life, there will always be someone out there that looks better. We just have to learn how to accept what we see and feel the incredible beatify inside. Guess what…we can actually control the “inner beauty” as much or more than that “outer beauty” by changing our attitude and showing the world the positivity everyone loves to be around. For some of us it’s easier said than done. However, I believe with some encouragement and a reminder that our insecurities are just thoughts that we developed from past traumas, rejection, loneliness, etc., and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up every time we look at our reflection. We need to learn how to ignore the negativity that society brings to our self-image because we are all imperfect and that’s the beauty of it.
When we were kids we would have all these crazy, big dreams we wanted to come true. You might have dreamt of traveling the world, starting a business, becoming a professional football player or even modeling for the biggest agency out there. Whatever you dreamed of, you were determined to go for it. But how many people can say they made their dreams come to reality? Many times we dreamed and thought of all the adventures and goals we want to accomplish in life, but never brought them to fruition. So, they become fantasies in our mind, not reality. What’s holding you back from making something you’re passionate about happen? Sometimes we are afraid of the unknown and don’t want to get out of our comfort zone. Maybe you became discouraged when your first attempt failed. Did something or someone intimidate you and made you feel small inside? If you gave up on your dream, I’m here to encourage you to figure out the reason why. The biggest regret in life could be not continuing what you once started.
I’ve been there. My dream is to be a model. I’ve made multiple portfolios and was even given a chance to sign up with an agency in Atlanta, GA. I was a teenager when that opportunity came, and my mother wouldn’t take me. It was only a six-hour drive, chance for my dream to come true! After that disappointment. I felt I would never get another chance. Every year I would tell myself “I’m going to go for it now that I’m older” but I never tried. I took photos, made portfolios but failed to follow through and never sent these to any agencies. Now I’m 22, I’ve come to realization that I shouldn’t give up because I feel discourage about not being good enough for another agency or playing the “what if” game. I know if I don’t keep trying and learning from my failures along the way on this journey, I will regret it. The hardest challenge is staying motivated after you been knocked down. My advice is to sit down, learn from what went wrong and change it for the next opportunity. It’s not bad to make mistakes or fail if your LEARN from these mistakes or failures. You have one life, one chance to live it to the fullest. Don’t let it go to waste by the negativity. Get up and smile with optimism as you take the first step to experiencing your childhood dream come true.