Doing less to do more

I’m always “ripping and running”, and more times than plenty, I find myself headed towards “E”. I need to stop and refuel, but I continue to go, even when I don’t have the energy to. Nonetheless, I continue to drive. “I need to keep going”, is what I’m always telling myself, but in all honesty, I need to sit down! Majority of the time, I’m doing things for others, while deferring my own needs. I question the overextension I’ve given of myself to so many people, especially when they’re unwilling to lend me a hand.

Maybe I’m too caring or foolish, I suppose. Often times, I’m constantly speeding from one situation to the next, and I need to stop, but I don’t see a red light in sight. I waver between green and yellow, because I’m constantly on the go, but there are times I need to slow down………but, I don’t. Besides, I can’t take a day off. Because if I don’t do it, then nobody else will. However, I am doing entirely too much for them, and not enough for me! I’ve come to the realization that I need to do less, so I can do more.

I need to do less for others……and (so much) more for myself

I need to do less worrying……and (a lot) more praying

I need to do less of being the superhero…..and (be) more like Lois Lane

I need to do less of being “Johnny on the spot”……..and (disappear) more like “Whodini”

But, what I really need, is to brake, so I can take a “break”! I can just feel it…….I’m running dangerously low, and desperately need to refuel. Are you too running on fumes, and don’t know if you’ll have enough gas to keep going? Like me, you need to make a pit stop , because it’ll only be a matter of time, before we breakdown!

What do you need to do less/more of?

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Now that you’ve talked about it, DO IT!

If you’re unhappy, change it! If you’re not willing to change it, then stop talking about it! Too much of our time is often spent talking about the things we want to accomplish, the places we want to travel or the job we want to walk away from so we can start our own, yet that’s all we’re doing….talking! Nobody seems to want to put any action behind their words, and I’m not sure if it’s due to fear, the lack of resources or pure laziness.

Furthermore, I’m not sure why people act so surprised when their dreams don’t come to fruition, when it’s all “they dream about”. However, you can’t expect to live out your dreams, unless you wake up! You’ve got to devise a plan, one that is realistic and prepares for both the good and bad, and NOT just the good. You’ve got to be prepared for failures, and understand that you might not acquire the success you envisioned on the first go-round (trust me, I’m taking my own advice)

The old adage, “If you want something bad enough, you’ll work to get it”, but do you really want it bad enough? Or, are you just content with dreaming and continuously talking about it? Whichever the case, it’s time you start talking the talk and walking the walk! Realize this, your goals aren’t going to “magically appear”, because you keep talking about them. You’ve got to get away from the idea that, just because you want it, means you’ll get it. The only way you’ll get it, is if you put in the work!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue