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Driven With Power, Aligned With Purpose

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My favorite line from Poet, Rumi, would be, “Set your life on fire and seek those who fan your flames.” There is so much power in this statement as life without passion can feel worthless. It is so important to live passionately and boldly in the direction of the dreams that are calling you. When you live passionately, you will be called to others and them to you to support your personal and collective evolution. There is power in community and purpose and together we not only can set our lives on fire but we can light up the world.

It was close of business on a Monday and my co-worker leaned over and asked me, “Is it Friday yet?” While I laughed, this question allowed me to reevaluate. If you come into your place of work on a Monday longing for Friday there is something wrong. That ultimately means the passion for the work you are putting in isn’t 100 percent and it may be time to reevaluate. Evaluation and internal conversations are so important. Through daily prayer, I ask for alignment to make sure I’m serving my purpose and everything that God wants for me.

In life there will always be haters who may not believe in your vision and people around you who aren’t driven at your level. This may be easier said than done but you can’t let that affect or distract you from your purpose. Remember that this life is yours and today is also yours so, own it. Rise above the naysayers and separate yourself from others who t bring you down and do not have the same passion about life as you do. You owe yourself a lot in this lifetime— be relentless with your alignment and

remember that you set the pace.

“Who you’re around is who you become,” is one of the most accurate statements and I’ve learned this through personal experiences. Over the past year, I made an effort to build meaningful relationships and surround myself with likeminded souls who are driven in spirituality, uplift me, have purpose, and that has made all the difference. Be picky with your inner circle.

In life, you will go through situations that may throw you off track and make you feel worthless or devalued. Growing in spirituality and self-confidence has given me the power to take a step back and say to myself, “It’s not me, it’s you.” I realized that I would often allow the implications of others, how they treated me and viewed me to ultimately impacted how I saw myself, my drive and the way I moved in life. Over time I also realized that comparison is the thief of joy and there is only one me. Through that I made the conscious decision of no longer allow others to devalue my worth staying strong in my power.

Affirmations are necessary and

important. According to PsychologyToday.com, affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to encour- age us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it. Manifestation is the key because once you believe it all is possible.

Start here: wake up every morning and give yourself reminders, “I am beautiful, I am powerful, I am worthy, I deserve the most.” Personalize your affirmations, write them down and make it plain, and watch these words come to life. Your mind is powerful, and you must fill it with purposeful thoughts.

There is power in purpose. Live a purpose driven life.

Positively Caviar, Inc. (PCI) is a grassroots nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on instilling mental resilience by way of positive thinking and optimism. Each month, a member of their Nucleus Team will feature a column focused on mental and physical health tips, scientific studies, nutrition facts and stories that are positive in nature to support a positive and healthy lifestyle. To learn more about how you can support, volunteer, or donate to Positively Caviar, Inc. visit: staybasedandpositive.com.

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