Life Choices

Be Phenomenal!

It is quite common for people to use the tag line “I live my life to the fullest” during interpersonal interactions. You have probably used it. And I too have expressed similar sentiments on many occasions. But how many of us are truly living our lives to the fullest? How many of us are ALL IN—giving 120% effort all day, everyday? I would say very few of us are.

You know, it is so easy to accept an average existence. All you have to do is sit back and do nothing and an average reality will literally come to you. It is so easy turning on the television and binge-watching your favorite series for hours on end. It is so easy to overindulge on social media like mindless zombies—accomplishing absolutely nothing day after day. It is so easy to have a yearly routine where you go to work like a witless drone, come home, catch a few movies with friends, go on a handful of dinner dates with your significant other, take your annual two-week vacation, visit a theme park with the kids, and repeat the process all over again the next year. 

I implore you to activate the greatness that lies within you.

I think most people would agree that this reality is neither exciting, nor appealing. Where is the life, the energy, or the adventure? Deep down we know that an average life offers very little in terms of lasting value, yet we cling to it as though it is the only option available to us. We say with our mouth that we are living our lives to the fullest, but our attitude, behavior and results betray us. What we are really living is a life of self-deception.

Despite our folly, the beautiful thing about life is that we have the tools at our disposal along with the power to improve our circumstances whenever we choose to. Many of us know exactly what we have to do to go from an average existence to a phenomenal existence. But some of us are waiting for someone else to give us permission to go after what we want. And there are those of us who are afraid to take that leap because we cannot see what we are leaping into. 

Not long ago, I was that person who was living beneath his potential. I was the person who watched success from the sidelines while everyone else was winning. That was until I decided that I had enough. Today, my life is no longer defined by the word average. I have taken the leap toward greatness. I have made up my mind that I will be a best-selling author. I have accepted that I will become a multimillionaire. I have decided that I will own and operate a multibillion-dollar brand. I live in the pursuit of excellence—I’m ALL IN—giving 120% effort all day, everyday.

The prevailing theme of my posts is that YOU are powerful beyond measure. But you must believe that for yourself. I cannot want success for you more than you want it for yourself. So, I implore you to activate the greatness that lies within you. No more excuses. Be the person you were meant to be. Don’t worry about your past, just focus on the promise. Go forth and live your life as a conqueror because that is who you are. You deserve to experience life’s best. The choice is yours. Be phenomenal!

Upcoming post: “Shine Bright Like A Diamond”



44 thoughts on “Be Phenomenal!

  1. What a delight to find a resonating thought process! A great post that I take as a reminder just in case I let some of this slip through 🙂 …your message can never be repeated enough …we are pure human potential waiting to rise!

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      1. Thank you infinitely for the kindest words! You made my day 🙂 I am grateful to find your blog and look forward to interacting with you through this work. Hope you keep reading my work.

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  2. Inspiring stuff. I think fear is definitely the biggest hurdle to achieving one’s full potential. We’re afraid we might fail and get laughed at, we’re afraid that we just don’t have what it takes. It’s a challenge to overcome these feelings of inadequacy, but a worthy one indeed.

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  3. Very inspiring! Your posts are always super relatable, it is crazy how we become so attached to a job we dislike but yet we fear of letting it go. It all has to do with the fear of the unknown, the fear of what ifs. I hope to soon unleash my true and fullest potential and then I can to say I live my life to the fullest!

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    1. What I find really interesting is how willing and comfortable we are taking daily risks for others (i.e., employers), but when it comes to pursuing our own initiatives, we are overcome by fear. That doesn’t make sense. We need to flip the script.

      I wish you success in your pursuits! Make it happen sooner than later. 😊

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  4. Hi Josiah,

    Kinda like what I am currently going through! Had a conversation with my friend that made me wan to shake things up a bit! I logged in to my blog to write about it, saw that you had liked a post of mine and I decided to check your blog out and I meet with this! Awesome! I will still write my piece, lol but thank you for this! Very beautifully written. Also, I love the simplicity if your site! I will be back for more

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    1. Hi Ms Mollah! Isn’t it interesting how the mind works…😁 It is good to know that we are operating along the same frequency. I look forward to reading your piece. I’m sure the content will be impactful. Thank you for your kind words. Best regards!

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    1. Something that has worked for me and could help in attracting and increasing interest in your work (book) is to deploy value on a consistent basis.

      You could begin by targeting every local elementary, middle and high school in your district and volunteer to lead reading initiates for free…and use your book as part of the initiative (assuming that your book is good and has been vetted as such). You could also visit every local college and university and offer to provide coaching/mentoring relating to reading initiatives. You could apply a similar strategy for every church, public library and book store in your area.

      The key is to deploy value without seeking anything in return. Eventually, you will be able to convert the value into name recognition and sales.

      Your personal story of overcoming is powerful and will resonate with people from all walks of life.

      I hope this helps.

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  5. Hi Josiah,
    I know many people here– Enigma, Fearless in Jesus Christ, and Danny Ray. I met you on his site. What an engaged community you’ve built– congratulations!
    I like the song Shine Like a Diamond by Rhianna.
    You wrote a post about control. I blog about blogging tips. Many bloggers who want traffic think it’s luck that brings traffic not control.This Saturday, I’m actually blogging about how we can control our outcomes.
    Maybe you can check out my blog. In addition to blogging tips, I host blog parties like Danny.

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    1. Hi Janice, it’s good connecting with you. I’ve visited your blog and the first thing that stood out is how clean and organized your page is. It also helps that your content is both relevant and practical. -jh

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