CONVERSATIONS Of COURAGE
The Sky Is The Limit – Keep Going
What are Conversations Of Courage? Glad you asked. Let’s break it down. Conversation means a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged. Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens you, finding strength in the face of pain and grief. So CONVERSATIONS OF COURAGE is a communication and dialogue where I will teach/share information and exchange ideas/news/experiences.
Hello, my name is Daria Dillard Stone, The Servant. Welcome to the Conversations Of Courage Blog!
What comes to mind when you hear someone say, “The sky is the limit?” Do you think about physically flying? I had to ponder this question because I realized that the phrase means different things to different people. If you say “the sky is the limit,” you mean there are no boundaries, blocks, no restrictions! You have set out to do something, and it is all working in your favor – all the time! No No No, the sky is the limit, means you got hard work to do! The Sky Is The Limit ignites this message in most people: I must work smarter, not harder. Here are three ways to stay happy as you soar to limits unknown to you today. Start your day with a meditation, quiet time, which could involve music, a 30-minute walk, or exercise.
Understand what it means to be happy for yourself and not for others. If you really want to comprehend what it means to be successful – you must learn to define what success means for you first. If not, you may find yourself always jumping from project to project or purpose to purpose, trying to fulfill what others think you should do to be successful. You may define “your happiness” this way: happiness is understood who you are, being comfortable in the skin you are in, and making the choices in life for yourself because only YOU can make YOU happy and successful. Be sure you are working towards your version of happiness (not society’s or someone else). Remember, “the sky is the limit – but keep going.”
- Utilize the gifts and talents you already have, and don’t compare your success to others. Stop telling God “what you don’t have and use what you do have” is key. God wants your needs to be met abundantly, but to have true happiness, riches, success, the motive of your heart must be to bless others as you build your success. Deuteronomy AMP 8:17-18 ” And beware lest you say in your mind and heart, my power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. But you shall earnestly remember the Lord your God, for it is HE who gives you the power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers as it is this day. From the beginning of the Bible to the end, it is clear God wants us to live abundantly.
- Be uniquely you and forget about your past failures. Your past failures were opportunities where information was given to you that may not have been appreciated then, but it is understood now because those setbacks will validate your comeback! Know what you want and why you want it. Many are looking successful on paper, but if the truth is told, we have many unhappy successful people – so don’t add to that list. True success does not come at the expense of you being healthy and or having healthy relationships. It would be best if you had both of these attributes to be well-rounded. Being successful and happy at the same time is a goal we should all strive to attain.
What it Means to Be Successful
Since we’re discussing how to be successful, let’s define what it means to be successful. When I talk about career success, I’m talking about fulfilling achievements yet allow you the time and ability to have a satisfying personal life. Success only happens when you’re happy about it and can enjoy your life as a whole.
I don’t care how many “achievements” you rack up or the accolades you receive within your career. If you’re miserable and unfulfilled, then you’re not a successful person. Career success means enjoying what you do and being fulfilled by it – typically because you’re utilizing your unique strengths and talents in the work you do while making an impact.
But success in your career isn’t the entire picture because you’ll want to feel successful in life too, which means being able to take care of yourself, having time for personal hobbies and interests, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Want to know the one thing most people forget about when trying to figure out how to be successful while also enjoying their success? The answer is simple: Learn to Play! It’s time to live by the often-used phrase: “Work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, most professionals I know work hard, but forget to play. Yet play is a necessary component of success that brings with it happiness.
Because I care, I share
Daria Dillard Stone, The Servant
Min. Daria Dillard Stone, “The Servant,” is the Founding C.E.O. of Sharing Ministries L.L.C. Mission Statement is: Built on a foundation of faith and integrity, Sharing Ministries helps women from all walks of life to develop character, clarity, and courage by offering spiritual guidance, educational resources, business connections, and moral support.
Daria states, “Initially a website was birthed out of the grief I was experiencing in 2007 when my darling husband Todd died. But now it has grown out of the grief and exemplifies the G.R.I.T. (Grace, Resilience, Integrity, Tenacity)” I now have in my life! Daria is an inspiring preacher/teacher, award-winning author, and international motivational speaker.