Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Inspiration is You.

Today I woke up. The sun was shining through my window, I was excited because I had a semi-good nights rest and I was still happy from my sister visiting the night before. As usual I thanked God for waking me up, checked my phone, and looked at my timeline on Twitter. I then saw an amazing tweet from Tyrese that read: "Why follow inspirational people, read words, tweets and NOT move on them.. ?? Gods inspiration comes in ALL FORMS.. Use it people!! Go!!"

Immediately I thought of a quote I had just posted in my bathroom to stay inspired:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

These two thoughts lead me to tweeting this:
You can spend your life RTing inspiration for others or you can BE the inspiration they RT about! #stayinspired - @desareefranchon

As I grow older I am learning the only limitations and boundaries that exist are the ones that we allow ourselves to have. We speak everyday about the very things that we want and wish to have. Today ask yourself "What have I done to get to where I want to be?"

In awe we watch MTV Cribs, E True Hollywood Story and every other show that allows us into celebrities lives as they display the individuals journey to stardom. What we forget to focus on is the beginning of each persons life. They all had to start somewhere, whether it was from the bottom or middle they kept working until the made it to the top. We never see the rough journey, the days where we eat Ramen noodles to stay alive. The days where actors and actresses were living out of their cars in the middle of a major city just to attend castings. The sacrifices that were made are rarely known but they do exist. We need to recognize that they were once in the same shoes, fighting for what they wanted, taking a small job in hopes that it will open another door for the bigger picture.

Often we become weary in the struggle. Though times seem rough don't give up! Just like the people we watch, read about, and emulate.. they never gave up. We never realize how close we are to the finish line during the race. We have become accustomed to traveling the path that has an end in sight not realizing the trip gave us no growth. There were no obstacles, no challenges, no trials to overcome. Don't be afraid of the fight.. it's what builds character. Life is full of lessons and those require expansion, whether it'd be the hard or easy way. If you have a dream.. never stop and never EVER quit. God has placed that dream in your heart for a reason and he wouldn't give to you without the tools to work it. Always believe in yourself and do not walk in fear. #stayinspired


Desaree Franchon

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