Tag: goals

To overcome failure

It happens. We didn’t make the goal or missed the opportunity. For some, this is where depression can set in, this is when we “settle” or become resentful towards others.

We have to remember the late Aaliyah’s song “Try it Again”.

We have our paths and have to learn to use the obstacles as motivation. Continue to be ambitious. This isn’t easy but we are in this together friends! Let’s work!

Thanks so much for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

The Process…

Hi friends!

Many of us have dreams and goals that we want to accomplish. I, too, have this desire, however, it seems that distractions and negativity can get in the way. As I wrote in my last blog entry, we have to change our cognitions. The way we think, how we view ourselves is a part of the process.

Stay on Course!

Everyone moves at their own pace. There are some of us who are more technology savvy, some are Natural Leaders, quick learners, are more visual and so on. We can’t tell the next person how quickly to meet goals, but we can encourage them to Stay on Course.

Trust

Trust the Process. It’s a journey that will require hard work, dedication, and Time. Once you see your goals come into fruition, it will all be worth it.

Hold on Friends and continue to Rise to the challenge.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

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Hard work now and play later.

Hi friends, Happy Motivational Monday!

Needs vs Wants… or can we say the necessities vs the Luxuries.

I remember in elementary school when we learned the difference. Needs were : shelter (place to live), food, clothes and transportation. The wants were an extension of the needs. Like I “wanted” an expensive car, I’d love to eat lobster as much as I wanted, top name brands for clothes and I wanted a mansion with a staff. Hmmm some of that still sounds the same in my adult life, don’t Judge me LOL

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There are things that I’m coming to terms with in regards to Needs vs Wants. My goals are to Own a Home, have financial comfort/freedom, leave a legacy for my child (and future children), have an organization to help people and to feel better as I battle MS. On the other end, I yearn to travel more. I want to visit more states, I want my family to see the beauty of our world. I know with hard work, all these things are possible but it takes time. The money it takes to do those things cost and I could save for it but what about the house? Or what about the student loan debt?

As a MS patient, I get nervous at times for the future. Meaning, I don’t know how strong my legs will be 10 years from now. Would I be crushed that I can’t travel the way that I want? Is there a chance that traveling may become a hassle? These can be considered extreme realities but as we all know, MS is unpredictable, therefore, it could happen. Due to those thoughts that run through my mind, I always have this attitude of “wanting to do, while I can”. I honestly can say that it is a struggle in my head. Like my DH said, “there isn’t anything wrong with having a bucket list but you still have to prepare for it”. This is the most realistic thing I’ve been told in a while.

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In five to ten years from now, I’d like to say that my family has traveled to Africa, gone on vacations more than six times in a year, however I would LOVE to say that we have our Home, we are almost done with Student loans, my children have a substantial amount of money in their accounts.

I don’t know what the future holds, or when the good Lord will call me home, but I rather know that I left my loved ones financially comfortable instead of debts to close out.

Friends, have you gone through this? Do you struggle with your needs and wants as well? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for reading and sharing!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Believe

I’m still Reflecting on myself (and taking personal time) but here is something to remember and consider. Even though you have been to hell and back, you are going to SOAR!

Please don’t forget this. I’m going to say this affirmation daily until it’s a reality and I hope you all can do the same!

Check you guys soon! Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Don’t stop now

Hi Friends!

This is day 10/365!!! I know many people have made New Year Resolutions and have broken them already. Don’t fret!!!

Every day that we awake, is any opportunity to have a second chance. You have another chance to create a vision board, another chance to map out finances, another chance to set concrete realistic goals and another chance to be a BETTER YOU!

Did you guys start working towards any of your goals? Did you make new resolutions? Let me know below! ❤️

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise

Motivational Mondays: You are your own competition.

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you!

I know from time to time we plan goals or start a vision board and we are excited for the journey! However, with life’s distractions, sometimes the journey never takes off. I believe the saying, “your biggest enemy is the person staring back at you in the mirror”. 

When we view ourselves, we are tough critics, we can be in denial, and we also lie to ourselves. These behaviors are what crashes the dreams and put a holt to achieving goals. Therefore, we have to choose to compete with ourselves. 

We have to set daily affirmations. We can place them in our journals, tape quotes in our personal corner,we can purchase wall decor that inspires us to thrive as well. 

That small voice or that continued recording that’s says “you can’t win” needs to become smaller and ultimately absent. When we are doing this, we are competing with our biggest opponent. 

Doing these tasks will Not be easy. However, nothing in life is. Keep your eye on the prize and you will prove to Yourself that you got what it takes!

Have a good day, thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Saturday thoughts: What I’ve learned from Kendrick Lamar’s “Element.”


As I stated in my birthday recap post, hubby and I went to the “Damn.” concert, which starred my one of my favorite artists, Kendrick Lamar. The song Element has been weighing heavy on my mind and here is what I’ve learned….
When pursuing your passion feels discouraging
“You know careers take off, you just gotta be patient”. Patience, is the major key. We get excited about the possibility of what could be but we either compare ourselves to others or lack confidence. We all do this, but when do the excuses stop? When does being scared of success stop? We have to CONTINUE. Even if you move slow with your passion just don’t stop. 
Don’t let them take you out your Element
The enemy is moving quickly and working hard to take us off track. This is when self-doubt happens and those “little voices” tell us that it won’t work. Even if you have a moment of doubt, don’t let many see that. They will feed off of it and let’s face it, people are always “watching”. So, don’t miss a beat! 

Keep going Friends, you got this!!
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️