What's Cramping Your Lifestyle?

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Submitted: September 20, 2018

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Submitted: September 20, 2018



When someone states, “You’re cramping my style”, they mean that someone is preventing them from freely expressing themselves through their abilities, style, and unique individuality. In life, there are some people and things that can cramp your lifestyle, hindering you from moving forward and obtaining the things that you desire and envision for yourself. Some of these things can be mindset, yourself, others, lack of vision, fear, etc. and the list goes on and on. What’s Cramping Your Lifestyle? will assist you in navigating through those internal and external forces that hinder you from living a life filled with unlimited possibilities.

There was a period in my life when I was dealing with some things that were “cramping my lifestyle”. Over an 18-year period, I had lived in 15 different places to include homeless shelters. I had experienced multiple job losses, evictions, and repossession. Although, I wanted 

more for myself and my future it seemed failure was my only option. Everything that could go wrong went wrong and stayed wrong for quite some time.

The outside picture appeared to be well put together; however, on the inside a different story was being told. I had absolutely no control of what was going on. I took a good look at my life and decided I was not going to continue along that path any longer. I decided things would get better for me. I decided I was going to get involved in the process of my life, stop allowing things to happen to and around me and begin to make the changes that needed to be made for me to be and do better. I decided I was going to take the necessary steps to live my best life and be committed to the process.

I decided that for me to truly live a life of success and meaning I had to begin walking in my God-given purpose and manifest His vision for my life. I did my research and equipped myself to step into greater. I have been on the roller coaster ride of disappointment and I know what it’s like to see yourself as less than or not enough. I know what it’s like to have a dream and yet not know how to reach it. I have learned how to overcome failure and defeat. I made a conscious decision to get rid of those things that were “cramping my lifestyle” and moved forward. Weeping over damaged pieces of my life would not have done me any good, so I decided to pick up what was good and moved on. Now is the time for you to go from a life of limitations to a life full of unlimited possibilities. 

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