My 3rd goal for 2018

Distractions hiders you from moving forward. You want to reach for the stars you have to put on your tunnel vision shades on and GO!

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#wwydWednesday: How to stay motivated 

Have you ever been in a funk where you’re just feeling down? You want to do something but you let the time past you by. What do you do? How can you over come it? Well I thought of some tips that could help. 

Tip 1#

Find out what’s wrong. 

  • Are you depressed? 
  • Does it feel like you hit rock bottom? 
  • Are you comparing yourself to other people’s success? 


If you are depressed or think that you are SEEK HELP! Don’t be afraid to go to a family member, friend, or a counselor. 

No, I’ve never been depressed but I’ve seen people go through it. Someone could have everything going great for them but still be depressed. Depression is a disease and it must be treated. It’s not a 24 hour cure or a 7 step program. It’ll take time.

If you’re scared to talk to someone there are anynomous hotlines such as DBSA. To get out of depression you must seek help or if someone you know have depression help them. They need to know they aren’t alone. 

Rock Bottom

Have you hit rock bottom? Well there’s an upside to that because you can’t go down any further. 

For me I’m a planner and like to write things down so if something unexpected comes up I sometimes can’t handle it especially if it has to do with money. For me money isn’t everything but it will get you out of situations when you need to like finding a new place to live or paying bills. For others it could be family, relationship, work, or school problems. Which can be an easy fix sometimes. 

We all have to go through difficult times. We all have different solutions on how to succeed. One thing that helps me is finding something that is positive. It could be a quote, poem, song, speech, a person, or whatever. Go to what is positive every time you hit rock bottom to remind yourself THIS ISN’T IT! Remind yourself until you believe it. 

Comparing Yourself

Say this out loud. 

My name is (insert first and last name). I’m not Beyoncé, a Kardashian, Kanye, or the Queen of England so why should I compare myself to them. We aren’t the same. We don’t have the same up bringing. I don’t even look like them. 

Repeat if you need to.

We put so much pressure on ourselves. We are here to do our own great act. We might not have found it yet but it’s coming. Keep looking and comparing yourself to others and you’ll miss your opportunity to shine. 

Once we stop comparing ourselves it’ll be easier for us to focus on what’s important which is ourselves. 

One big tip I want you to get out of this post is loving ourselves. We are our biggest victory but we can also be our biggest downfall. 

I hope these tips help. If so don’t forget to like this post and share it with someone you know. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#wwydwednesday: Favorite Quotes from Mindshift

If you haven’t watched Mindshift from my last #wwydwednesday go watch it before reading this. Click here

There’s greatness in you and you have to learn how to tune out the critics outside and the critic inside. -Mindshift

We can become our worst critics. We tell ourselves we can’t do it or stop because we failed once or maybe a few times. Everyone failed at something at some point in time. Before we can achieve greatness we must see failure. 

People are rewarded in public for what they practiced for years in private. -Mindshift 

People on the outside only see what is happening now. They weren’t there when you gave up 50 times, told yourself it can’t be done, and fell down to only crawl to the next step. It takes time. With time success will happen but only when you’re pushing yourself. 

Most of us go through life with our brakes on, holding back. Decide to push yourself forward. You got to focus on you. -Mindshift

When you focus on yourself and what needs to be done, it will be done. 

You got to learn how to be resourceful, you got to learn how to be creative. -Mindshift

You have to rely on yourself sometimes. Stop waiting for a hand to lead you. You have to lead yourself. Once you do that, you’ll be AMAZING! 

I hope you enjoyed reading my favorite quotes from the video and my thoughts about it. I have to constantly stop criticizing myself when I’m struggling with something. When it’s the right time and I’m ready, I mean really ready; it will happen. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

#wwydWednesday: It all starts with a dream….

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Where did all the ideas for cars, planes, highways, professions, movements, television shows, and art start? It started from a dream. Things never appear out of thin air. They have to come from somewhere. We have the drive to make things happen but the only way that can happen is with you. 

Here are some do’s you should keep in mind when you’re about to make your dream come true:

  • Do your best.
  • Do it because you want to. 
  • Do it because you’re trying to make your life and maybe other lives easier and better too.

Here are a few don’ts you should keep in mind: 

  • Don’t be afraid to look different. 
  • Don’t be afraid to get turned down at first. 
  • Don’t be afraid of hard work. 
  • Don’t be afraid of stepping out of the norm. 
  • Don’t forget why you are doing this.
  • Don’t quit! 
  • Don’t stop dreaming! 

We can only imagine how many dreams never came true because someone else told them they couldn’t do it or they were too scared to even try. A dream could be as simple as passing a test or becoming the first person in your family to graduate high school or college. If someone is telling you that you can’t do it, turn the question around and ask them why couldn’t you? You shouldn’t let anyone’s shortcomings become your reality. For being scared you have to think if I want something to change I have to do because other people might think everything is okay. 

Let’s reflect on a few things. For example when Rosa Parks sat in the front of the bus. If she didn’t do it, do you think the law would of changed on it’s own? What about women being able to vote? If that never happened Victoria Woodhull(1872), Gracie Allen(1940), Shirley Chisholm(1972), Linda Jennes(1972), Jill Stein(2012), and Hilary Clinton(2016) wouldn’t of been able to run to become president of the United States of America. Think about how far we came and imagine how far we can continue to grow. Just think about it when you decide not to follow your dreams.

Anyway from what you just read if you can’t take anything away from my post I would want you to remember this: 

It all starts with you and your dreams. -Courtney Renee

Sincerely, Courtney Renee