Truth # 105
Did you know you are a grown folk? There comes a time when you realize you are a “grown folk.” What is that? Someone who is an adult, responsible for your own life, for your own actions, for your circumstances, and the situations you find yourself in. As a grown folk, you can’t blame your problems on society, your community or your parental upbringing. You have had enough time on the planet to have put two and two together for yourself now and make decisions on your own merit. As a grown folk, no one wants to hear excuses from you. No one wants to hear why you don’t recognize for yourself that you are grown. So I am writing this to say wake up! Regardless of what state you find yourself in, sane or insane, people hold you accountable for your decisions and actions. And that’s just it. You don’t get a break. Whether you are sick or well, happy or sad, broke or well off, you are a grown folk. Stop making the same decisions that lead to no where. Stop doing things the same way you have always done them that get you the same tired unhappy results. Stop abusing your body, the temple of God. Stop being late. Stop lying to yourself and others about your reality. WAKE UP! Wake up and take responsibility for yourself. Be clean, disciplined and orderly. Take care of the gifts, talents and body that God gave you before you lose what you have because you see, it is biblical principle, you will lose it if you don’t use it. Start appreciating the fact that right, wrong or indifferent, you are the sum total of ALL the choices and decisions you have made from birth to now. The choices that YOU made. Not anyone else. And since you are the sum total of all those decisions, you get to decide where you are going next. So take some time out today. Get a pen and paper and map out the next five years. I want you to make some bodacious goals and claims for your life. Dream a big and wonderful life. Stretch yourself so that you give yourself something to look forward to. Design a goal for every area of your life. And then tomorrow, get on the path to obtaining what you have mapped out for you. Now you are living with focus, not merely existing. And you are designing a wonderful time and space for you. Enjoy the ride fellow grown folk. The best time of your life is yet to come!
By Lady Charmaine Day
Author of the motivation and inspirational book called H.E.E.D S.I.M.P.L.E. available for purchase at www.ladycharmaineday.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.amazon.com