Reflecting on 2016: Life Lessons


When I tell you 2016 almost took me out! Good lawd-a-mercy (In my southern belle voice). I was one of those people shouting deuces to 2016 and looking forward to what 2017 had to offer. Reflecting on all the happened last year, I realized that it didn’t break me, but temporarily put this mind, body, and soul under some much needed construction. I felt that I had failed at everything. From business to personal life. I just wanted to throw in the towel. Yep, this visionary wanted to give up.

I am grateful for the friends and family who provided words of encouragement and pulled me out of the pit of failure! I am great at motivating others, but when it comes to myself, I’m my own worst critic. A truth I stand in and I am working on. So, instead of focusing on everything that didn’t happen in 2016, I reflect the following lessons:

  1. Success is the formal attire of failure, in due time it will come
  2. Opinions are only valid if you allow them to be
  3. Change does not occur overnight, trust the process
  4. People come into your life for a reason, discern if they are seasonal or lifetime
  5. Learn to love myself
  6. I am a limited edition designed for a specific purpose
  7. Forgiving and forgetting
  8. Keep GOD first, and everything else will fall into place

24 days into the new year and I am sure I have more lessons to learn! Guess I will buckle up and enjoy the ride of lifetime!

5 thoughts on “Reflecting on 2016: Life Lessons

  1. Gusto says:

    Thank you for this. It has me look over my life. I must do some reflection of what I want to do with my life.

    1. Write Your Vision! Look back over your life but don’t reflect on what you don’t have. That’s a trick of the ol enemy. Reflect and reposition yourself to be the best man you were created to be each day!

      1. Gusto says:

        Thank you. I am reflecting on how to be the best man I can. I pray for God help with that every day.

  2. LaToya says:

    Hey girl! Loved the message this morning! I remind myself that you are a Leo like myself so whats easy for us to do for others is hard for us to do for ourselves! I appreciate the words luv! Thank You!!

    1. Hey boo! You are so right. We are so used to being there for others that we constantly neglect ourselves! I am glad my SOUL food was good for you!

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