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Staying the Course by Jimmetta Carpenter

Often times in life while trying to strive toward our dreams and make them come true we tend to get off track and stray from the course. We start to lose momentum and seem to forget what matters the most. We lose focus and let other things and people become more important and change the direction in which we are going.   So when do we reprioritize our lists of goals and finally get focused enough to turn them into the reality that we want them to be?

Apart of staying focused on moving forward with your future involves letting go of certain things from your past. Sometimes we don’t realize that we tend to hold onto what hinders us the most because we like what feels familiar and comfortable. In order to stay focused you have to be willing to put other things that are not conducive to you achieving your ultimate goal aside. You have to come to the realization that whether we want them to or not people and circumstances do change and the people that we re-route our lives for may not be going in the same direction.

How our life ends up depends on how driven we are to get what we want out of it. However that involves knowing exactly what it is that you want and what it’s going to take to get there. Being focused takes practice and action and the process begins in the mind. Once you’ve set your goal than all that’s left is putting it in motion and if you act like you already have what you want you’ll feel as if you’ve already succeeded. You have to have the confidence that you will attain your dreams because without that confidence you’ll start to let in the doubt.

Accept that being focused is a journey and that you have to keep learning and practicing along the way. You’re directions and paths may change and you may even get sidetracked from time to time but you can’t get distracted when what you’ve always wanted could be right within your reach. Its hard to just throw caution to the wind and toss out all of the things that are familiar to you but if you want to get the best out of your life than you have to take action every day because there’s no time to waste. Actions speak louder than words, and nothing in life ever just happens.


Jimmetta Carpenter


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

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This entry was posted on February 22, 2017 by in Editor's Corner and tagged , , .

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