My Personal Instrument

My Personal Instrument

“There are TWO things over which YOU have complete dominion, authority AND control — YOUR MIND AND YOUR MOUTH.”

- Molefi Asante

Your mind is an instrument. A precious gift to be valued AND cared for. You are not always in control of WHAT goes into your mind, but ONLY YOU CAN determine what STAYS there. If you allow negativity to pervade in your mind, you WILL produce that negativity with your mouth. Your mouth is the mechanism that reveals HOW well you care for your mind.

The conditions of your life stem from most dominant thoughts of which you speak. NOTHING has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of. Since your mind will respond to what is said to you, SPEAK to the conditions in your life. When they are WANTED, give THANKS. When they are UNWANTED, demand they CHANGE.


- Iyanla Vanzant

During my teenage years, I had developed a negative mindset due to many things that had happened to me. I ALWAYS had a hard time seeing a POSITIVE point of view cuz these events had formed my negative mind and I made myself believe that NOTHING positive can ever happen.

Most people who talked with me could tell that my mind was negative cuz of what would come out of my mouth and sometimes it was something that would hurt another person’s feelings. It had taken me a LONG time to realize that I am the ONLY one in CONTROL of my own mind AND words! Accepting that I had my OWN control was hard to do cuz some of my family members were ALWAYS “thinking” for me and it had become our “norm.”

NOW, that I’m capable of using MY own mind, I still feel like I am not allowed to use it without someone else correcting my thought OR making decisions for me. I have finally decided to SHOW everyone that I DON’T need anybody to help me think cuz I CAN do it on my own! I have also been working on being MORE POSITIVE minded.

This method HELPS me to have a really GOOD day AND I FEEL BETTER about myself too! Since our minds are such a POWERFUL tool, I am using it to my advantage! 🙂

About the Author Jessica Wozniak

On Nov. 1st, 2005, I had married my first husband and in 2005, I had become a mother to my daughter...She was born two days after my 28th birthday. Then in 2008, I had my son. My marriage wasnt a healthy one and it ended in Oct. 2013. I had met my current husband in 2009...We had worked together at McDonald's, but it wasnt until May 2012 when we started dating. On May 2016, we had bought a house and I had remarried in Sept. 2016 to my current husband, Wozzy. Emily and Duane get treated so well by their stepfather, Wozzy. He does a great job at showing them his unconditional love for both of them. To keep this long story short....Both kids are doing well in school, they love being in Volleyball (Emily) and Basketball (Duane). They do see their biological dad when he's able to spend time with them. Wozzy and I do the best we can to give them a really good life!