Rock The Boat

Honey, you better rock that boat. Rock it! You know why? Cause some people need to fall out of your boat! So rock that boat, and see who falls out . . . and who ever falls out, leave them there.

Why did the infamous chicken cross the road? Who the heck knows, the chicken never stopped to explain himself. I envy that chicken. Just think, to be able to do whatever you want without having to stop and explain it to the peanut gallery watching from the sideline. No more explaining why you’re doing what you’re doing, why you’re feeling what you’re feeling, why you want what you want!

Well that time is here. That time is NOW.

From now on your business is highly classified information, it's on a need to know basis, and not many need to know. Why? because not everyone is going to understand you. That might hurt your heart and your feelings, so go ahead and say "ouch". Get over it because it’s just the truth. Not everyone is going to be on board with what you are trying to do in life, and it isn’t your job to get them on board. I know you might think you need to get everyone into unity with the plan, get them to agree with what you want to do, but that’s not going to happen.

All of my life, I’ve been kind of a boat rocker. I know that’s hard to believe. People would always say, “Jackie, stop rocking the boat!” NO! Honey, you better rock that boat. Rock it! You know why? Cause some people need to fall out of your boat! You're trying to get them on board, but they really need to be out of your boat! So rock that boat, and see who falls out . . . and who ever falls out, leave them there. I’m saying this from a place of love, not anger because you have to stop looking at leaving people behind as a bad thing. If you want growth, if you want destiny, your life is going to have to have necessary endings and they are one of them.

The next thing we need to work on in this new liberation movement is learning to say, "No" without an explanation. There will be situations where you need to give certain people more information but if you are explaining your No to justify it, to get someone to validate it or to approve of it, then you’ve already said way too much. Let your No stand on it’s own. It’s a tough little word, it can handle the pressure!

If you are one of those poor souls that are surrounded by a big nosey family or group of friends that are always offering you unsolicited advice, then you’re probably going to have to get a little sassy with them. Try this, carry your monthly bills around and when they insist you're doing life wrong hand them one. Better yet, give them a few to choose from and when they object, just let them know since they are running their mouths, and your life this month, you expect they will be paying your car note too. This is guaranteed to bring dead silence to the amateur "Judge Judy" in your life.

This doesn’t mean all advice and advice givers are bad. It just means it’s dangerous to take advice from those that don’t have a vested interest in you. In other words, those who aren’t invested in your life and its outcome, don't have a say in whatever you do. Many people have voices in their lives that they need to silence, those voices are keeping you from getting to where you are going. They are bringing stagnation to you.

Finally, aside from explaining ourselves to other people, we need to stop asking for their permission. Unless you are a little kid that’s hopped on your momma’s computer right now, you don’t need permission.

You don’t need permission to do that great thing that’s in your heart from anyone, you want to know why? Because God already gave it to you. He actually gave you the desire in your heart, which means you’re pre-approved. You don’t need to be validated by anyone else, you don’t need their support, you don’t need their approval and you don’t need their permission.

So many people are keeping themselves on the shelf waiting for someone to give them permission. If you do this you’re going to be waiting forever. It’s time to move forward. It’s time to take that step and give YOURSELF permission to be who you are! Stop waiting for some other person, place or thing to blow in your sails. Turn your sails to the wind, and allow divine purpose to start blowing you in the right direction.

The only variable in this whole thing is you. You believing in yourself, you believing it’s your time, and you getting moving.

I hope you go out today and do your thing, fill that space only you can fill and keep everyone else guessing.

Hey, it worked for the chicken.