Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Game of Success: Part I, Heart Comes Before Career

Welcome to my new series, "The Game of Success!"
Welcome to part one!
First, here are some super fun pictures form an art festival I attended with my cousin and Jas. Below these pictures comes the real stuff! 
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by my little piece of cyberspace! 

FOR REAL. I am frustrated with the people who only look at the end and not the journey.  Where exactly am I coming from? Well, I know that this year there was a point where I forgot why I do what I do (the darn tootin' Truman). I was SO infatuated with the idea that I had to beat the best I could possibly be that I lost my passion and heart for the things I was actually doing.

"Does that make sense?"

Right now I am in a situation where I am working with someone who is better than me at everything this particular project encompasses. I feel like this situation could lead to complete jealousy, but that is not me.  I gotta make my papa in heaven(that would be God) proud and pleased with me.  To combat this uprising jealousy, I consciously take deep breaths and remind myself that I need to take each opportunity presented to me as a learning experience (harder than I thought this would be).  This leads back to my point that you have to have your heart in your work more than your focus on your end goal/career.  If your heart and passion leads you, you will grow faster, wiser, stronger, and with more people.

There are so many things that I could talk about today but what I really want to let you know is that winning awards and achieving success (in the eyes of others) is good because it motivates and inspires, but it can also be like a black hole.  Before you know it, you can become narrow sighted and forget where you began or what your journey is for.

" In conclusion, please remember that heart comes 
before career, love comes before 
judgement and hope comes before success."

Super short, I know.  Thank you so much for reading this far! I'd love to know if you have ever felt this way. Please share in the comments below!

Feeling Hopeful,

1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12: 1-2

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  1. very nice post Christine really love it. so inspiring too =).. love the photos as well and love the your outfit and jasmine... And the floral crown! =)))

  2. You have chosen my favourite verse that I use for this kind of situation.
    I will look unto my Father and thank Him for blessing that other person than get myself frustrated and jealous.

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  6. So inspiring, love this post!

  7. Anonymous17.6.13

    Lovely photos :)


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