This is a guest post by Michele Tune, one of the strongest people I know.
The other day as I was reaching for a cup for my tea, I noticed a cup I’ve had for a while. It jumped out at me. This cup was a gift from family and I think it’s neat that it has the meaning of my name.
Here it is:
Because of your talent
And high self-esteem,
You are seen as superior,
Strong and supreme.
You seem to have everything:
You’re held in awe
By many who gladly
Take your word as law.
It’s destined to be
In your future and fate
To become a great leader
Both mighty and great.
Wow. Almost makes me feel like I could be the President—only I don’t want that job!
Seriously, though, the magnitude of what this cup says takes my breath away. I look around sometimes and can’t believe this is my life. I mean, I barely—and I do mean barely—escaped domestic violence. And since the very minute I chose life and walked away, the road to self-confidence has been uphill.
Questions of value
Once you’re beaten down so many times (both physically and mentally), you begin to believe your life is of no value—that you have absolutely nothing to contribute to this world. Well, that’s how it was for me anyway.
So, it’s ironic to me that my name represents a fate of such caliber. Can I live up to it? I don’t know, but I’ll certainly give it my best shot!
5 Tips for living up to our destiny:
1. Discover your destiny. Before you can work toward living up to it, you have to know what it is. What is your passion(s)? What were you born to do? What could you live, breathe, sleep, eat, taste – and never tire of?
2. Make it happen. Once you realize your destiny, do something about it. Don’t just sit on your talents, dreams, and goals – take action!
3. Put on an armor of steel – you’re gonna need it. Jealousy, negativity, mocking… These are just a few emotions you’ll have to war with. Suit up and go in to battle prepared to win!
4. Stay true to yourself. I received this advice when I was a child. I’ve always tried to remember it. Even when I ignored it, I knew I shouldn’t. So, don’t sell your soul to Satan – or anyone else – while en route to your destiny. Be real. Be YOU.
5. Overcome fear. One of the biggest hurdles I’ve personally had to battle is fearing success itself. Crazy, huh? It seems as I get closer and closer to reaching more and more goals and stepping in to my destiny I catch my breath and step back, facing fear and fearing success. We must overcome this in order to live up to our destiny!
Not just any writer
I’m a writer. I’m not just any writer. Some writers want to pen bestsellers that land them on an island sipping a fancy drink. I just want to reach out through whatever medium my words can break through and touch hearts.
Yes, being a rich writer to me means stirring your soul, touching your heart, giving you the hope to hang on, making you feel something – even if you’ve been numb for so long. I want my words to inspire, uplift, encourage, and leave a legacy – not of my name, but of hope.
What does your name mean? Do you know? What do you feel your destiny is? What are your dreams, goals? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? What will you do to ensure that it’s left?
About The Author:
Michele Tune (aka Raw Juice Girl) is a freelance writer and blogger. She’s a survivor of domestic violence, has battled many health problems, lost over 100 pounds, and strives to be an inspiration to others. She shares health tips, delicious recipes and most importantly, her heart. Stop by www.healingwithjuices.com and say hi. She promises to make you feel at home.
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