1. Choose Your Friends Wisely
The life any woman lives is heavily impacted by the people she chooses to have around her.
This means, to reach your potential and shine like the diamond you are, you keep friends who love and support you (the same way you do for them). You elevate each other and you don’t bring each other down.
Can you imagine how frustrating it would be to have friends that are hot and cold with you? You would go insane wondering if they’re on your side or not. A complete waste of energy and resources.
With good friends, you never have to wonder where you stand. And that leaves you well and truly focused on continuing to make yourself better
2. Don’t Settle For Being A Victim
Will there be moments we get treated unfairly in life? Absolutely. Difficulties in life are everywhere and there are moments when we are genuinely victims of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, that’s not what I’m talking about here.
Life is hard and full of challenges that can sometimes feel impossible to overcome. This is natural.
To elevate our lives we need to acknowledge how tough life is but not let that bring us down. We need to continue to fight and rise up even when there is no one in our corner. It’s super easy to lie down and blame the world for being unfair. I can’t tell you how many women are tempted to do that every day, but they continue to push on.
If we’re going to thrive, we need to let go of the victim mentality and really push for what we want in life.
(Don’t forget to practice Self-Care though, no excuse for neglecting our health in any way)
3. Use Money Wisely
It’s one thing to have money, it’s another to use that money wisely. It takes a lot of discipline in this day and age to not buy everything we see. Every other day there’s something new we can get but the truth is we don’t need everything.
This same discipline we use in our spending habits can easily translate over to the rest of our lives. It can mean knowing what we want when we want it. It can also mean stopping ourselves from making poor life choices.
Spending money wisely is the surest way to take our lives to the next level; because when we know how we’re using our money, we know how to earn it back.
4. Stay present
Let’s not get so caught up in “some-day” plans ladies. We’re better than that.
It’s okay to fantasize about a potential future every once in a while, but let’s not live in what we think will happen but what is happening.
When we live in the future, we stop neglecting the present and we stay focused on things that aren’t real. When we stay in the present, we get things done.
Let’s get things done.
5. Say ‘No’ and Mean It
Reaching our true potential sometimes means letting go of bad habits or people who try and sabotage us. Take control of your life by learning to say “No” to people and meaning it.
If people don’t like your boundaries, you have to wonder if they were your people, to begin with. Real friends respect each other’s values and boundaries
6. Use Your Heart And Your Mind
Stay true. Listen to what your heart tells you and let your mind figure out the best way forward.
When we make decisions in our lives, how we feel matters, but we need to also look at things from a logical perspective. Considering the bigger picture and not ignoring how our choices have consequences (good and bad).
Practising this balance can take years, but it’s definitely worth it since it allows you to stay true to yourself whilst being objective enough to call yourself out. People get caught up in lying to themselves because they don’t want to get hurt. It makes sense. However, if our intention is to elevate our lives, we need to be able to embrace the harsh truths of reality; it’s what helps us grow.