Monday Morning Motivation: Are You Waiting For Something To Happen Or Making It Happen?

Monday Morning Motivation:
Are You Waiting For Something To Happen Or Making It Happen?


Hola GEMs! Happy Monday! Take a look at the image above. Destiny…. in the palm of this man’s hand. So tell me, is that how you see your life? Did you, over your morning coffee, read and then lend credence to your horoscope? There’s a reason I ask and it goes back a few years.

I’ve never been one of those people who put a whole lot of faith in horoscopes. It’s not that I don’t believe that where and when you were born, under what stars and circumstances effect us, it’s just that I have more faith in my own actions.

Years ago, right after I left CBS, my life was in a complete tailspin. As is often the case, it’s never just one thing happening at once; it’s one, right after another with another piled on for good measure. In my case, it was losing the job, then my breasts and ultimately, my hair.

Shortly after that, someone gave me an astrological reading and I started paying a bit more attention to it. Was some of it true? Sure, but of course it was a year of transition; aren’t they all? Yes, new people were going to come into my life; don’t they always? Yes, opportunity was going to open up; why? Because I made it.

And therein lies the point of this post. I see a lot of people spending untold hours on astrology and vision boards and the like and, don’t get me wrong; I am not saying don’t do those things (you know how I feel about visualization). But faith without deeds is dead; heck that’s even in The Good Book. 

I say all this to drive home this point: don’t read your horoscope or cut out a punch of pretty pictures and glue them to a board then sit back and wait for your fortunes to change. They won’t. If you cut out pretty pictures, make sure you glue them close to your mission statement. Clip your horoscope and place it next to your rolodex full of the contacts you are going to make.

Then, when change happens, you can know the change may have been in the stars but it was you who brought it down to earth.

Go get ’em Tiger!

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Rene Syler is a wife, mother, breast cancer advocate and television personality whose burning desire to tell the truth about modern motherhood led her to create When not spending time with her family or burning something for dinner, Rene travels the country as host of Sweet Retreats on The Live Well Network and Exhale on Aspire.

1 Comment

  1. Whitney

    January 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Funny you say this, I bought products to do a vision board and still haven’t done it. I have my vision board in my head on on paper.

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