The Speech That Changed my Life | Motivation for Monday Morning

“Number one…Put God First,” Denzel Washington starts. “Put God first in everything that you do.”

A few months ago, I stumbled across this commencement speech Denzel Washington gave at Dillard University in 2015. When I tell you guys it changed my life….MAN, IT CHANGED MY LIFE.

After hearing that speech, I started to listen to it every time I felt down. Then, every couple days. And now, I listen to it almost every morning when I run. This speech inspired me so much that I feel it is most fitting to start my new Motivation Monday series with a piece on it.

Before hearing this speech, I felt stuck. 

I felt stuck wishing and hoping. I felt stuck without any progress. I felt stuck in a job I wasn’t happy in. I felt stuck inside my own prison of a mind.

This speech helped me see that I needed to make some changes to my life if I wanted it to be different.

I realized that if I wanted my life to be different in the future, I had to be willing to do  something now that I never did before.

That was scary. You see, I loved to do “nothing”. It was one of my favorite things to do.

But what God and this speech has revealed to me is that creating the life of my dreams means I have to be willing to put the work in to achieve my goals.

After listening to this speech for the first time, I realized that I needed a life change….. and that a life change won’t just fall into your lap one day. You have to make the change….and I hate to tell you, the change is a lot of work!

Understand it’s not going to be easy…but it’s important to START….and to start right now with just one thing because it is going to be worth it.

Not only does this speech inspire me to be more productive and work on the life I dream of, it also motivates me and helps me renew my mind.

I needed a complete mindset reset and this speech was the catalyst to an overall mind-shift breakthrough that has completely changed my life in positive ways.

This speech was the first thing that personally helped me renew my mind and I hope that you find it helpful on your journey as well.


Something good is going to happen to you today,

Angel, The Girl Dish ♥



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