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How many of you remember Newton's Laws? If not, let's review. The first one states that an object will not change its motion unless a force acts on it. The second law informs us that the force on an object is equal to its mass times its acceleration. The third law reminds us that when two things interact, they apply forces to each other of equal magnitude and opposite directions. Each of these laws shows how movement or momentum affects an object. So let's review these statements and see how they apply and how phrases we use don't agree with these laws.

"It is, what it is," and "I'm not where I want to be, but I am glad I am not where I used to be." Both of these statements have both positive and negative connotations. When a person accepts the outcome of a good or bad situation and knows they can't do anything to change it, they will state, "it is what it is."

The other statement, "I might not be where I want to be, but I am glad I am not where I was," is like the other states to me, meaning acceptance. I agree with this statement because I would never want to remain in a time capsule doing the same thing and achieving the same results over some time. I also don't want to be stuck or frozen in limbo waiting for the next opportunity saying, "it is, what it is" because I lack the willpower, knowledge, wisdom, training, or ability to change my environment, nature, belief, social, financial, religious, or health status. If you use this statement, I encourage you not to settle and accept your current position but continue to elevate who you are by pressing forward.

I once had a leader tell me that silence meant acceptance. After pondering on that statement, I had to agree with him because when a person doesn't speak up or act upon something, they essentially agree with what is happening. Waking up every morning is a blessing that sometimes we overlook because as we open our eyes, we have thoughts of who dealing with people, hurdles that we must leap to get our job done, how we will make ends meet if we are lacking financially, who will hold me when I need comfort, or why is this part of my body ailing me?

All relevant questions, but how much stress and anxiety are we putting on ourselves at the dawning of our day? The energy we put into fighting battles we can't control lends us to statements such as these when we can be doing much more to change our mindsets and outcome. You have to be careful of the detours of life, such as mediocrity, laziness, or silence, that will lead you to pursue irrelevant goals when you should be chasing the dreams and passions that you are worthy of you.

Often, we self-sabotage ourselves by not acknowledging who our true enemy or hater is, and in most cases, it's you. Not challenging your belief system will imprison and debilitate you to the point that you stay silent, accept the status quo, and say how happy you are to be where you are now and not where you used to be.

Do you motivate yourself by saying how awesome you are, or wait until someone else tells you? Do you look in the mirror and be amazed by your beauty, or do you have to get a compliment to recognize your beauty? Take control of what happens to you by taking control of you. You can do this by defining your likes and dislikes, your morals and values, your truth about yourself, and your attitude and prejudices.

What do you want to happen in your life? What can you do to make it happen? As you think about your responses, write them down and ask yourself what is stopping you from taking the steps to achieving that life. If you learn to trust yourself, you won't push down a thought that seems crazy or odd. So first, take the small step to start the momentum, and continue to make progress by taking tiny steps. As your momentum builds, allow your force to grow so that it won't change your trajectory when you face another object. #SPEAK2MYHEART

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