Ladies, you know the saying, “When life serves you lemons, make lemonade.” In your moment of despair and hopelessness, this may even sound cliché to you. Here’s the thing, ‘You did not ask for lemons, nor do you want them because you don’t like lemons.’ So why the heck are you being encouraged to make lemonade? A question that we often ask ourselves quietly or out loud when the pressure becomes too much, and you feel like you’re losing grip of your reality.
My lady, we’ve all been where you are right now, and although it may seem like you don’t have a choice. I’m here to tell you that you do. As cliché as it may sound, slice up that hand of lemons you’ve been served and make the best lemonade on the market in these simple 3 steps. Are you ready???
1st Answer the magic question. What do you want?
Take a minute and answer this question clearly by stating what it is that you want. Although life happened to you. The situation you are currently facing does not stop you from moving forward with your dreams and goals. Think of your circumstances that you just need a minute to regroup and regain your composure. You got this! Maybe you’re at crossroads, and you need to look at your situation through a different lens. Figure out how this roadblock can add to your destination map of success. Use what’s standing in your way to propel you forward instead of throwing you entirely off course. Think differently!
2nd Make an itemized list in chronological of what you need to get what you want.
Time to get a journal and make an itemized list of what you need to turn your situation around. Maybe you’re at a pitstop, and you need to make a detour that may take a little more time but think of the lessons and all of the nuggets you’ll pick up along the way. Imagine the resources you need to be resourceful in creating multiple streams of income. Think of the essential strategies you need to implement into your life, increasing your emotional fitness and mental health to strengthen your relationships professionally and personally. Think Differently!
3rd Apply massive action steps to get you what you want timely.
Now that you have a plan and vision of where you are and what needs to be done to move you forward, apply massive to make it happen. Remember, these are distractions. They come in the form of roadblocks, obstacles, ah… gate-keepers, haters… to stand in your way by distracting you from getting what’s yours. They’re doing their job. So you do yours by keeping your eyes on the prize and looking beyond your distractions. My mom always said, “empty barrels make the most noise.” So rise above the noise like the eagle and soar high. Own your purpose and make it happen for you. Remember, “it’s now how you start but how you finish is what really counts.” Finish on a high note above all of the noise. Think differently! When life serves you, lemons make lemonade!