If you go through life saying “yes” all the time, you will more than likely have a little disaster on your hands. The life of a Smokin’ Hot Mama requires self-recognized boundaries. Say YES to opportunity, NO to temptation. YES to challenges, NO to mediocrity.
In your pursuit of growth and happiness, it is imperative to define that which you will NOT do to achieve success. Much like the lanes painted on the interstate, your defined boundaries protect you and keep you on track. If you haven’t painted your lanes yet, it’s time to get out the yellow paint!
When I began my personal journey of following my big dreams I painted my lanes, my personal boundaries – here are a few:
- I will stay true to who I am. I will not become someone I’m not in order to appeal to the masses.
- I will not be pimped out, used and abused. I’m all for helping people, but they must be willing to first help themselves, otherwise I begin to feel used.
- I won’t compromise on what’s most important to me: my family, my faith, my morals.
- I believe one person’s success doesn’t have to come at the expense of others. I will never resort to tearing someone else down to build myself up.
What are your boundaries? Do you have yellow lines to keep you on track? Are you willing to step back, analyze and say, “hey, this doesn’t fit the direction I want to go in my life so I’m going to say no.” Perhaps it’s a group of friends that cause you to think, talk and behave in a way that doesn’t align with your goals. Maybe it’s a known weakness you have been tiptoeing around, dancing with danger. IT’S TIME FOR SOME YELLOW PAINT ON YOUR ROAD OF LIFE SISTER!
May you stay within your personal boundaries and yellow lines along this great journey of growth and happiness. Now, as I used to say as a little girl in my grandma's car on the way to school, "Put the pedel to the medal and let 'er rip!" Full throttle mamas!