The Inspiration to Move Forward

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As I sit here reflecting on what I have accomplished on this week, I can’t help but think about the many different hats that we wear as women.  That thought is what prompted this particular blog post.  The more that I reflected, the more I was interested in what you have to say.

Do you ever get overwhelmed in the process of juggling the many different roles that you play in your life?  I know that my life can mirror a whirlwind at times.  I work full-time as an advisor and then I teach part-time as an adjunct instructor at several colleges.  Let’s not forget that I have 4 children (3 of which are teenagers) that demand their personal time from me.  Also, I am very involved with my church ministry and volunteering in my community.

With all of that being said, there is one thing that I do realize.  All of those different roles are essential to the person that I strive to be in life.  Number one, I want to be an example and role model to my children.  I want them to know that they can excel in every area of their lives.  Most importantly, my relationship with Jesus Christ shapes and guides everything that I do in life so my spiritual life is crucial to my success.

The truth of the matter is that no matter how tired I get, I cannot give up and I won’t give in.  I realize that my life is an inspiration to someone and if I give up that person may give up.

I want to send that same message to you on today.  You cannot give up no matter how hard things get in life.  I know that sometimes it may seem as if you are losing the battle because you are trying to keep so many things afloat.  The truth is that as you overcome challenges and hardships in your life, you are proving to someone else that it is possible.  You are helping someone else to hang on for dear life.

I want to encourage you on today:  hang on for dear life.  Keep pressing forward because someone else’s future depends on your success.

As I stated earlier, I am interested to hear what you have to say concerning this issue.  Who or what encourages you to keep pressing forward in spite of the difficulties and challenges you face in life?  How do you overcome the urge to throw in the towel?

Remember, success is not an event but a journey.  Embrace the journey and make the most out of every single day!

Inspiring You Forward,

Dr. Erica Wyatt a.k.a. Dr. Inspire

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Conquering Your Fears

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline 2 Tim 1:7

I absolutely love the caption in this picture “fear is a liar” because it sums up my thoughts about fear so well.

As a single mother, I have experienced fear in many different shapes, form and fashion.  If you are a single mother reading this, I am sure that you can relate.

Life is hard all by itself and being a single mother just adds fuel to the fire.  We worry about everything from being alone for the rest of our lives, having the money to provide for our children, conflicts with the father of our children, being a good mother, etc.  The list goes on and on and on!

As I sat and thought about what I could say to encourage you on today, I was reminded of my personal journey with overcoming fear.  The scripture that I referenced above is one that I quote to myself very often.

The word of  God reminds us that anytime we experience fear or anxiety, it is not of God.  In other words, “fear is a liar.”  It comes to paralyze you and to hinder you from living the life that God has ordained for you and your children.

One thing that I do know in a world full of uncertainty is that God provides for His children.  He still makes a way out of no way and this is true for everyone who trusts in Him, including single mothers.

So what am I trying to say?  What I want you to know on today is that you do not have to fear.  You may not have everything figured out, but you can begin to trust in the one who knows the end from the beginning.

The next time fear rears his ugly head in your direction, open up your mouth and declare, “fear, you are a liar.”  I choose to trust God!  Believe me, it works like a charm.  You will begin to empower yourself to accomplish your goals and live the abundant life that God has in store for you and your family.

If you have been encouraged and inspired by reading this, please leave your comments because what you have to say just might inspire someone else.

Inspiring You Forward,

Dr. Erica D. Wyatt

A New Year: My Year of Accomplishment

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This is the time of the year when everyone begins to make their New Year’s Resolutions.  It is also the time of year that many others begin to mock those who are making these resolutions.  Personally, I am not the “resolution” type.  However, I understand the ideal behind making resolutions for a brand new year.

We are people of growth and change, and it would be abnormal if an individual did not desire to experience change in their lives from one year to the next.  Even though I do not make New Year’s resolutions each year, I do set goals for myself and my family.  I truly believe that if you fail to plan then you surely plan to fail.

The theme for myself and my church family on this year is: Year of Accomplishment.  I have to say that I am excited and overjoyed by this theme because one of my strengths is that I love to achieve things in life.  With that being said, the things that I want to achieve on this year are still somewhat of a mystery.

My last great achievement was the completion of my Ph.D. in January 2014.  Now, I am being challenged to go to the next level in my personal and professional life.  I have always loved a good challenge, but I would not be entirely truthful if I said I was not experiencing some feelings of fear and uncertainty.

Regardless of that fact, I have never been one to allow fear to overcome me.  With that being said, I am accepting the challenges of this new year, and I am certain that I will come out on top.

One of the #1 things that I will be working on this year is completing my memoir.  I have been working on it in bits and pieces and contemplating it for a few years now, and I believe that this would be the perfect year to complete that project.  I believe that this year will be a great year for my writing, and I am going to flow with the momentum.

What are some of the things that you are seeking to accomplish on this year?  What challenges are you anticipating?  How will you overcome those challenges?

It is always a good idea to sit down and evaluate those things that you seek to accomplish in life so that you are better prepared.  I am excited about this year, and I am looking forward to being able to share my accomplishments with you!

I will be praying for you as you pray for me on this year.  I know that this is going to be a great year for us, and I encourage you to embrace the challenges on this year and forge ahead to accomplish all that you desire!

Please feel free to leave your comments.  I would love to hear the goals that you have set for yourself on this year!

Happy New Year

Dr. Erica D. Wyatt

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