Something to think about…

“A woman who is convinced that
she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally”

Maya Angelou

The great Maya Angelou
has written and said things that make me feel as if there is nothing under God’s sun better than being a woman. Like no bird can fly more free than my spirit and there’s no metal more precious than my soul. The first time I read this quote an image of Dr. Angelou came to my mind followed by images of other accomplished women, the Michelle Obamas and Arianna Huffingtons of the world. Is this how they achieved such greatness? Did they push themselves to give their best all of the time, expecting to get the best in return?

Then the words convinced,deserves, accept, best, challenges, give, and phenomenally jumped out at me. Each word had a separate message for me. Convinced; am I convinced that I am capable of achieving my goals, whatever they may be. Am I convinced that I can be completely happy with myself? I know what I want but to be convinced is to believe that I will get it. Deserves; what exactly do I think it is that I deserve from all my relationships with family, friends etc. and from life in general? Do I deserve anything? Accept; how do the things that I accept from others reflect my image of myself? Best; Am I living my best life? Challenges; Am I really challenging myself? Could I push myself a little more to get that job, learn that skill or take that chance? Give; I’m old enough to know that nothing in life is free. We give something for everything worth having, so what am I giving to get what I want? Phenomenally; this is what I should be striving for, to be extraordinary.

So many want the best of everything, some even feel entitled to the best
of everything, but don’t give the best of themselves in the pursuit of it.  You may never be First Lady of the free world or President and Editor in Chief of a media group worth millions of dollars, but I’m sure that you can be better at something you are doing, and you can certainly challenge yourself to give your best in everything you do. So let’s do it ladies!




Published by Adia Kamaria

Adia Kamaria blogs at and is the author of two books: the novel Ana’s Magic and the memoir Yellow Tulips & Red Buses. Adia holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Florida International University and a Master of Arts in Marketing Management from Middlesex University, London.

5 thoughts on “Something to think about…

  1. There is a price for greatness and excellence. People expect it to naturally come to them yet fail to realize you have to work towards it. You may not reach it but the fact that you shot for the best your chances of reaching greatness is very strong

    1. I agree Roger, after I wrote this I thought about other stuff that I should have said after “Deserves”. People do have a funny way of acting like they deserve someting that they haven’t worked for.

  2. I was so moved by reading this that this morning I told myself this is a must read for today…. This blog is meant for elite elite minds or people that are emotionally connected to their inner self in the aspects of mentally, spiritually, and once again emotionally…. I’m just being my natural self….Great job Kisses please keep it up …. Live Life

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