I turn to our author and life coach, Iyanla Vansant to create our common thought space while we are together today. It was published in 2000 in her book Until Today. She begins with these questions:
Do you go the extra mile? Do you do more than what is expected? Do you expect the best? These questions pertain not only to your relationship with the world but also how you treat yourself. Do you go the extra mile when it comes to you, or do you think that the least is enough for you?
There are people who believe that struggle, servitude, and sacrifice are the best they can hope for in this life. They look for ways and reasons to be okay with the things they believe are not okay with your lives. Other people believe they must be always on the giving end. These are people who give until it hurts. In fact, they may not know how to receive. These are the people who have not learned how to go the extra mile in exploring what may be possible in their lives.
Going the extra mile means taking what you have and looking for ways to expand it— you believe in your ability to make it happen. Going the extra mile means doing just a little more than is expected, being just a little more than is expected, having just a little more than even you expected. It means moving beyond limiting beliefs, restrictive behaviors and being willing to have more than you have right now. Going the extra mile does not mean that you have prideful ambitions. It means that you want to feel better about yourself. You want to know that you can surpass your own expectations. You want to push your mind to the limits. It can be quite a rewarding experience!
Until today, you may have been doing just enough to keep yourself alive and going. You may have been expecting just enough to keep yourself from being unhappy. Just for today, go the extra mile. Stretch your mind. Expand your vision. Elevate your expectations as far as you can imagine is possible for you.
Today devote to allowing yourself to explore the best of all possibilities for yourself.
My guest today has explored the best of all possibilities for herself and put those into action by continuing a giving legacy. Welcome Brig-Gen Sandra Gregory, USAF, Ret. to Frankly Speaking with Tyra G.
,Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.