I have overcome so many obstacles and gained so much from each one. On the outside looking in people would say she is living the life, yet they have no clue what it took to get me here. There is this saying that people only see the glory but they don't know the story, & I couldn't have said it better myself. We all are guilty of looking at someone and thinking how good they've got it or even assuming they were handed everything. I personally don't use social media sites as much as I once did for this very reason. I would find myself looking at someone's profile and I would begin to compare my life to theirs which is the worst thing you could ever do. Once I took a step back from it all and realized what's most important to me in life things began to change. The time we spend observing others is time we can use to observe ourselves in efforts to become better. I recently achieved a MAJOR goal of mine which taught me a lot about myself and showed me what I'm capable of. There is no better feeling than having a dream, making it a goal, creating a plan, and watching it manifest. Commitment is the greatest piece of advice I can give right now, it's one word with so much power behind it. However, it's a package deal and in order to have it you must be determined. I must admit that achieving any goal takes more than just that, it also takes a lot of discipline. There were things I had to sacrifice in order to get where I am. I have inspired many people in my personal life and hope to always do the same here on my blog. We all feel as though we are the only one going through something just to later discover there is someone else who feels your same pain. The reality is that we all want to be successful, happy, wealthy, and fall in love yet no one understands it's not easy. On your journey to accomplishing your goals understand that it's not easy but as long you're committed, determined, have faith, and remain disciplined all things are possible. I hope this helps some of you achieve your goals or inspire you to start a new one.