Shifting Into Success.


There was a post on twitter that read, “Keep your stuff moving regardless to who shows up or stops by.” This was so powerful because often times we let someone else’s actions dictate the flow of our energy. The key to success isn’t in the manifestation of the things you want, but your ability to keep your momentum during the journey. How do you react when you don’t get the response you expect from your loved ones? What’s your immediate reaction when things don’t pan out the way you pictured in your head? Do you shut down for long periods of time? Or do you process your present feeling, embrace it, then release it? If you haven’t been engaging in the latter, here’s some mental tools to help you shift into your own personal success story:


  1. Realize that success is not contingent on someone else’s role in your life, but solely your role to yourself. 
Most people think success looks like “marriage, fruitful jobs, and a plethora of great friendships,” but the truth of the matter is all those things will fluctuate. Your ability to remain at peace and assured of your ultimate destiny is where true fulfillment  springs from. Fulfillment  = Success and fulfillment  comes from the journey. Affirm:Each step I take towards my end goals brings a rush of confirmation to my confidence. I fulfill  my destiny with each milestone. 

2.  Eliminate equating success to numbers.
  • The number of people you have around you at a given time has nothing to do with a person being on the “right track.” The higher you climb the more people will fall to the waste side. You are not meant for everybody, so your core circle will reveal itself to you while you’re continuing to focus on YOU. Affirm: I will not measure my success with the number of people who resonate with my vision. My success doesn’t have to resonate from anywhere else but within.
3. Intentionally dedicate time daily to put your energy solely into your passion. 
  • Though we love to label this as “creating,” it’s extremely therapeutic and beneficial for our mental health and emotional well-being. Every human has the ability to manifest and create. Your ability to make what brings you happiness a priority will bring you the continued clarity and motivation you need to keep it pushing. Affirm:  My passion is a priority. I dedicate my time and energy to ME.

Start thinking of yourself as the prize and your success story will surely unfold! Asé!

By: Shawana Ward

Shawana Ward of Norfolk, Virginia is an Author and Motivational Speaker/Advocate for Self-Care, Mental Health, and Healing. She loves to spend quality time with loved ones, travel, and connect with other femmpenuers who enjoy empowering, building up, and giving back to their communities. Get acclimated via Instagram: @predominantlylove).Shawana Ward of Norfolk, Virginia is an Author and Motivational Speaker/Advocate for Self-Care, Mental Health, and Healing. She loves to spend quality time with loved ones, travel, and connect with other femmpenuers who enjoy empowering, building up, and giving back to their communities. Get acclimated via Instagram: @predominantlylove).