Wednesday’s Word

How many times have you asked others if you should do this or buy that? Stop it. They are not you. What's for you is for you.

How many times have you asked others if you should do this or buy that?  Stop it. They are not you. What’s for you is for you.

Note: I attended Oprah Winfrey’s Life You Want Weekend Tour earlier this fall. I’m blogging every day this week about main messages from the event. Today is Day 3.

By Chanda Temple

Earlier this year, a colleague shared something that made me really think: “You can’t tell everyone your dreams.”

She was so right. There are some people unable to understand what you want to do and others unwilling to understand. When you seek their advice, it may leave you worse off than before you asked them. You start to doubt your dreams, and that’s never good.

So how do you handle the questions stirring within you? Do nothing. Be still. And wait. That was part of Oprah Winfrey’s message during her Life You Want Weekend Tour earlier this fall in Atlanta, Ga. When you are still, the answer will come.

“You can’t hear or figure out what you are supposed to do if you have to ask everybody else…” Winfrey said, adding that others are not in your energy field and they don’t know what you are supposed to do.

Know that what’s for you is for you. Just be patient and then marinate on this quote by “The Alchemist” author Paulo Coelho: “And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

When I’m in doubt, I’m still and ask God to direct my path.

What about you?

Oprah

A highlight of the weekend tour in Atlanta was being THIS close to Oprah Winfrey.    Photo by: Chanda Temple

Chanda Temple worked as a reporter for 20 years before becoming a public relations professional. She blogs about being better in business and more at http://www.chandatemplewrites.com. Follow her on Twitter at @chandatemple

 

 


2 comments on Wednesday’s Word

  1. Jennifer
    November 5, 2014 at 9:22 am (2 years ago)

    I am loving this series, Chanda! This post really connected to me. Lately I’ve been asking everyone (EVERYONE!) about my path, my dreams, my wishes. But I don’t think I have been very still. I don’t think I have listened to myself, or to God, enough. I am going to figure out a time when I can do this each week, or each day, and I have faith that the answers I need will be revealed. Thank you for this post!

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    • chandatemple1913@yahoo.co
      November 8, 2014 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      Jennifer, I feel your pain. Just remember to stay still and ask for direction. Believe me. The answers will come.

      Reply

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