Empower yourself to create happiness

I believe it’s important to create your own happiness. However, in order to do so, one must take time to envision change and embrace self-reliance. From there, don’t procrastinate, move forward and empower yourself to change your future.  Are you ready? Right On! Press forward today with my courageous tips:

Be brave 

We all have had life experiences that played a valuable role in shaping the individuals we are today.  Keep them near and dear to your heart and pull them out when needed. Also, you can practice being brave by acting on what your heart tells you to do and challenging yourself with new experiences, even when you’re afraid. It can take a little time and a lot of patience, but with a positive, you’ll find yourself becoming braver than you ever thought possible.

Deal with uncertainty                                                                                                                                 

Often times, the unknown can make one feel insecure.  Therefore, it’s best to focus on possibilities, not fear. Dealing with uncertainty allows one to get comfortable whenever challenges arise, allowing them to feel more confident by strengthening their coping and adapting skills. Lastly, don’t sweat the small stuff and remain calm during tough times.

Practice patience                                                                                                                                     

The universe works in mysterious ways and I believe everything happens at the right time. Instead of getting impatient and upset, divert your time and energy to something else that needs your immediate attention, for instance, that small home project, learning a new skill or taking time to relax. Remember, things that are worthwhile take a lot of effort and time to come to fruition.  So be patient!

Become more resilient                                                                                                                             

Stay focused and keep a positive image of the future. This will allow you to keep your goals, dreams, and hopes fresh on your radar. NEVER give up! You are worth it and brighter days are ahead! 


Kimberly Whitfield is the owner of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty in Strength, a fitness instructor at Michigan State University and Trinity A.M.E. Church; a bodybuilder, and a public speaker.  Visit her on the web at for a list of her classes. 


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