δεν σταματούν φθάνοντας

​Hör nicht auf zu erreichen…..as it says in both the Greek and German,’don’t stop reaching.’
This week has been a test of character, endurance and creative expression. One of the most exciting things for me as a stylist is testing my abilities across the board in various scenarios. So from Miss SA glamour pageant hair to the understated runway hair looks of SA Fashion Week and from the concept styling promotional shoot of ‘The Voice SA’ to the natural consumer looks for the Nivea TV commercial, I found myself having to really focus hard on staying my authentic self.

IT IS EASY TO LOSE ONESELF IN THE PROJECTS WE FIND OURSELVES INVOLVED IN WHILST REACHING TOWARDS THE HEAVENS.

Truthfully I wrote this blog once before but deleted it because the previous attempt was a bit null and void. I say this because I was still in the thick of the week and still needed much to consider.

I got to thinking about how we all have our feet planted, most decidedly, on this ground called earth. From years of being a tiny cog in the economic machine of this country I can say that I have yet to meet someone who does not have dreams.

SO WHAT STOPS US FROM REACHING?

For some it may be low self-esteem. Others it may be fear of failure. Some it is pridefulness. And many are being criticised right out of their dreams by others who have quit on their own.

This last week has reminded me that the life we want means looking at the root causes of what stops us dead in our tracks instead of striving and thriving.

In each of the different mediums of hair I worked in this week I had to seriously fight all the old demons that plague me  like inferiority for instance. I am easily intimated by others who have more experience,  knowledge and talent than me. I think that is pretty normal.

But what amazed me is that I humbly stood firm in my authenticity and didn’t try over-project or undervalue myself either. The difference is that I no longer was consumed by my debilitating perceptions.

I am sure that you can relate a story of when you faced a ‘giant’ (whatever it was) and even before you could get all the necessary facts to face it you had already lost because you told yourself you couldn’t. 

I HAVE DONE THIS MANY TIMES TO MYSELF AND THEN HATED MYSELF FOR IT.

I stumbled on this picture quote which I think explains perception  both carefully and accurately.

I know what it feels like to miss the mark by judging ourselves and being judged by others. I want to encourage you to accept your true self.

For years I thought that my Higher Power only rewarded perfect people. Well I am not perfect. BUT I am actively learning. By focusing on my personal development I learned that actually every one of us is inventing life as we go along. Some, like me, coincide it with a particular faith. A lot have no fixed methodology towards life. Some are still wondering. Many have chosen science as the vehicle to grow in their understanding of life.

For me however, the more I let go of nonsensical behaviours and keep humble in my estimation of myself whilst endeavoring to understand others, it seems that my dreams are racing along quicker towards me. 

I am seeing that negative beliefs about ourselves and others is the biggest killer of dreams.

When we are arrogant we end up around people who do what they must but with no love in it, and want to be as far away from us as much and as quickly as possible.

When we are insecure and needing constant affirmation  people feel that we are too much homework and tend to limit their time with us.

But when we keep our feet on the ground and reach for the stars, we learn that the only way to get there is with the help of others. Quickly we learn that loving others is rewarded and people go out of their way to assist in helping us achieve. EVERYBODY LOVES A CAUSE!!!

Being a kind, caring and sometimes entertaining human is finding me walking back into the career home I want.

YES IT DOESN’T MEAN WE WON’T GET HURT, BUT EVEN THAT CAN TEACH US SOMETHING ABOUT OURSELVES….IF WE LET IT. 

I WANT TO BE A VICTOR…..how about you?

This is why we are more eachother’s whole sky than not.

{Success begets Success}

THINK ABOUT IT!

STAY YOUR AMAZING SELF!

❤ 

• AJB • 

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