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Small Goals Will Get You There!

I just recently started back running after taking a break from it for quite some time. I remember I was up to 5 miles nonstop. I was so proud of myself, but life happened and I got really busy and distracted. Once you stop it’s really hard to get your endurance back up, so I started back running this past week. 

Now everyday that I would get out and start running I would look at my distance watch and just say let me just make it one nonstop mile today... every time I would get exhausted. I would look at the watch and get so frustrated that I was that tired and not even halfway there. I’d get so disappointed I would just start to walk. This happened over and over again, then a friend of mine said, “it’s not about speed, its about endurance.” I thought about those scriptures that say, “the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong...it’s to the one who endureth to the end.” So yesterday I started running and decided not to look at the watch, not to watch the time, but to just focus on what was right in front of me, one step at a time. The task at hand was not looking up but just thanking God for where I was at that moment. Before I knew it I had run two miles. I had to thank God for those two miles, it wasn’t five, but it’s a great start for me to get back to the five.

As I celebrated with my hands in the air, it made me think of life in so many ways. It made me think how we set out with these huge goals for ourselves and they seem so hard to reach. They seem so impossible, and when we have small victories we don’t even stop to notice them, we don’t stop and say, “God thank you for where I am right now.” Life and its circumstances distract us, and we get frustrated because we feel that we’re running out of time. You may not be at your goal yet, but what you need to know is that with each step you get closer. Take some time to stop and thank God for where you are, stop focusing so hard on the finish line and enjoy the race.  Each step toward your goal is a victory, you can’t get overwhelmed with how far you have to go... you just need to focus on one step at a time. Keep going. 

With that said, I want to thank you for watching The Haves and The Have Nots on Tuesday and Love Thy Neighbor on Wednesday nights. This was my first drama on TV and I was a little overwhelmed when I thought about it, but you, you, YOU! You not only are watching these shows but also taking time to tell me and everyone else how much you love them, thank you so much. The haters can scream so loud sometimes that you miss the voices of the people who love what you do. Don’t worry now, you are screaming louder than them.  I hear you, you love it, and I thank you so much for watching both of the shows.  You have no idea how many lives you have changed by watching them, how many jobs you keep creating just by turning on OWN on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, I’m grateful beyond words. 

Only 5 more episodes of The Haves and The Have Nots for the next five weeks, and only 6 more episodes of Love Thy Neighbor for the next three weeks.

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  • fabenmona Hawaii

    Hey. Glad to see you've found the better part. What I mean is your post is right, that the goal or end result isn't as important as the journey itself. If we can all learn to be content with the Lord's Presence on the journey, we'll never be disappointed with where we end up...especially if we arrive at a place that looks different then we expected. Does that mean that God is holding out on us? Of course not. It means His will is to give us hope and a future...and His will is better then my wants. That being said, congratulations for pressing on.

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  • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj

    GDMORNING TYLER HOW ARE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY N GOD IS LOVE!

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  • latricha Robinson Atlanta, GA

    Hello Tyler! I've been blogging and would love for you to check out my website and some of the things that I've written. I know you'd love it! Please support me & any of your feedback is appreciated! Love you lots! & may God continue to bless you!

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  • Yvette Apollo Pa

    So these small goals have got me thinking about how much my writing means to me. I had actually put me and my dreams on hold. Sad how one puts one's self on pause for everyone and everything else in their life. So me and my boyfriend Milton have started our dance again. A little each day. It's so strange how I look forward to writing about him everyday. This is actually a finished novel and this rewrite is the last. Lord willing I 'll get it published and who knows what could happen? I hope you have someone special in your life because what you do for me is fantastic. I can't imagine that power running idle. May God bless and keep you every step on the way

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  • Proverbs31Woman Texas

    Tyler, these are your exact words "As a matter of fact EVERY TUESDAY FROM NOON-2PM I WILL BE HERE COMMENTING FROM MY LATEST POST TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR LIVES AND ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DISCUSS. HOW DOES THAT SOUND?" I'm sorry I wasn't available on Tuesday, but I didn't see any comments from you? Are you not going to do this, or did I miss something? I would LOVE to hear from you! I'm pretty interesting myself..LOL

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  • MARY T

    LOOK AT YOU!!!!!! BACK UP TO FIVE MILES. "PRAISE!!!!!THE LORD!!!!!" EVERY MINUTE ,SECOND, HOUR, SWEAT WAS WORTH IT...... BUT YOU SEE I KNEW YOU COULD. YOU LEARNED QUITTING A LONG TIME AGO IS NOT A PART OF THE SCRIPT ( YOU JUST NEEDED * ONE YES * TO GO ALONG WITH YOU CAN DO IT : ) SO YOU JUST KEPT WRITING AND WRITING LIKE YOU KEPT RUNNING AND RUNNING UNTIL YOU AND GOD GOT OUT OF IT WHAT YOU TO SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISHED. AND THATS GREAT!!!!!! WHEN THINGS DON'T GO AS SEEM GOD HAS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE FAR GREATER, BLESS YOU : ) TALK TO YOU SOON. SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SHARE.

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  • Ms Proverbs Owings Mills MD

    Hi Tyler, YAY! You Did It! I knew you could do it :-) with your tall and handsome self LOL! Well It's the truth anyhow that sets me free :-) There is nothing like a focused minded and disciplined man One of your characteristics that I admire :-) Tyler you are something else Welp I need to say no more "I'm Gon' 'Be Good" Whew I tell you! LOL! Thank you Tyler for inspiring me I really appreciate it :-) Have A Wonderful Day! I'm still smiling too (*-*) Ms Proverbs

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  • Yula Scottsdale, AZ

    Hello Tyler, I had a longer message this morning but my laptop just crashed. lol So I am typing this from a gadget that is not user friendly. I wanted to thank you for the Youtube messege about how you became who you are through and by the grace of God. Thank you for giving Him the glory and honor! It was a couple of years ago but it and the anointing coupled with it is still minister strong. Continue making great days in His Setvice!

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  • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj

    GDMORNING MR TYLER HAVE A GD DAY GOD IS GD ALL THE TIME IN EVERYWAY TTYL!!

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  • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj

    Goodmorning Mr Tyler have a good day!!

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  • carmen marie MARTINEZ GA....

    PRAY WITH ME .... THE BEST IS YET TO COME.....

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  • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj

    Gdmorning Mr TYLER I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT I HAVE A MEDICAL DEVICE IM TRYING TO GET OUT ALL OVER THE WORLD I KNOW ITS WORTH MILLIONS OR MORE I JUST NEED HELP WITH THE STEPS CAN YOU BE MY PARTNER ON THIS PROJECT IF YOUR INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME ITS WORTH IT THANKYOU!!!

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    • Shamera Carrollton - TX #1861711

      Mark do you have a business plan? If not you should create one. Without one nobody is going to look in your direction! I applaud you for having an idea because every great invention begins with an idea, but in the real world it's statistics that talks and if anybody is to invest in your business they will need to see numbers! Check out Black Enterprise magazine also it's a great resource for entrepreneurs, they sometimes even have contest that you can enter to win money for your business. "Never stop dreaming and don’t ever give up on your dreams. It is better to have dreamt and it never came to pass, than to never have dreamt at all and missed the opportunity of accomplishment. " ~Shamera~

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    • Mark R Moss #1861757

      THANKYOU SHAMERS FOR THAT ADVICE YOUR A GREAT PERSON!!

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    • Shamera Carrollton - TX #1862374

      You are welcome. No problem! If you need any further help or advice I would be happy to help. I am an advocate for giving someone a chance and I belief that everyone deserves a break!

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    • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj #1862930

      OK WELL THAT SOUNDS GREAT MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS ME ANYTIME LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING TO YOU.

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    • Mark R Moss sicklerville nj #1862934

      I would love to talk to you Shamera i wanted to give you my gmail it wont allow me to!

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    • Shamera Carrollton - TX #1863006

      Twitter - Shamera Lawrence or find me on FB...

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    • Mark R Moss sicklerville #1863284

      HELLO SHAMERA HOW ARE YOU I CANT FIND YOU ON FB CAN YOU FIND ME ON THERE IF YOU GET THE TIME THANKYOU!

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    • ollie mo #1903155

      hello tyler wish you a very merry xmas and happy new year.

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