Motivational Moments: Practice what you preach

stockvault-wesak105193What do people see when they look at you? What do you want them to say about you after you walk away? I want people to always see me in a positive light. My hope is that I share a positive light with all who I am blessed to encounter.

Very often we forget that we should be sending out good vibrations to those who look up to us. There are individuals who listen to our every word and who believe everything we say. We must be careful of our talk and always be mindful of this. I remember being a member of this group where it was based on uplifting other young women and being positive role models. I remember being in a book store and the founder of the group was in there using such terrible language to her own daughter. She didn’t know I was behind her, but that made me think about this group in a whole different light.

I know you’ve heard the expression, “Practice what you preach!” This means to walk the walk while you talk the talk. It is important to be the person that you say you are. It is important to be someone that a younger person can look up to. Like it or not, we are all here to be leaders and encourage others to do the same. Never under estimate the power of your words. They can help light the way for someone, or dim the light for someone else.

What I want most for people to know about me, is that the words I write are meant to uplift and motivate others. I believe this is my calling and I will always do my best to be that person. Sure there are many days when I need to be motivated too, and this is when I turn to those mentors and leaders in my life.

And I am thankful for them and the strength that I get from hearing their words or reading something that they’ve wrote. Remember to always be that person who someone is proud to say has changed their life or the way they look at the world!

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

July 20, 2015
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