Stay on Mission! Refuse to be distracted!
I used to be a Church Girl, I am not anymore. I have found on reflection, religion to be deeply empowering and equally disempowering, especially to the Black Woman.
There is one book in the Bible that is truly empowering on the concept of staying firmly on purpose and refusing to be distracted; the book of Nehemiah. Should you chose to read it, remove the religious baggage and just read it as an account from someone who is sharing how they did IT.
When you set out on a mission, distractors and distractions will come from all fronts. The most potent of all will be your internal distractor. Some distractors will mean well, they will offer to help, to support to advise, some will seek to scare, intimidate, belittle, some will amuse, entertain and invite you to relax.
Take a cue from Nehemiah, he had one response ‘I will not come down, I am rebuilding the wall’. Refuse to be distracted #operationasjiki