Life is a journey.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. Anthony Robbins





Do not put obstacles in the way of your progress.

Strive to be the best you can be.

Sometimes we do get it wrong, and that’s ok.

As long as you learn from your mistakes.

In everything you do, ensure you strive for excellence.

In the words of Colin Powell…¬†Perfectionists have to win to keep high¬†self-esteem. Pursuers of excellence can finish second and still feel good about themselves.

As you go through your day, remember…

Strive for excellence, NOT perfection.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors




Do you have a routine each morning to get you motivated?

If not, start TODAY.

Having a routine and sticking to it has great BENEFITS.

  • You will feel in control of the day ahead.
  • You will feel motivated.
  • You will have a positive mental attitude.
  • Go ahead & dominate your day.

What successful people do in the first 8 minutes of their morning.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.

Know your true worth.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation that has been uncomfortable?

How did it make you feel?

What strategies would you use to make the situation into a positive outcome?

Never do things that you are uncomfortable with.

If it something that make you feel worthless, learn to say NO.

Know you’re true worth.


  1. You are special
  2. You are loved
  3. You are unique
  4. You are enough

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors


You can not do the same thing and expect different results.

If you want to see CHANGE, you have to do things differently.

I was sharing with a student that if you want to pass this course you have to study hard, show up to class and submit your assignments. You WILL not pass with great results if you do not put the hard work. You have to start to do things differently.

You have to put ACTION into your thoughts.

What do you want to change? Is there a circumstance, situation that you want to see changed?

Do you find yourself going around in circles?

Start to make changes TODAY.

The FIRST step is to write down what you want to see changed.

Writing things down is a powerful thing. What you are doing is writing the vision down.

It does not stop there.

You have to start acting on what you want to see.

You have to start making different choices. Going in a different direction.

Ask for people to support you in the changes you want to see.

Expect POSITIVE CHANGES because you are doing things differently.

I challenge you TODAY.

Write down the changes you want to see.

Then start to take action and EXPECT POSITIVE changes.

If you need support in making changes you can email me on

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.



There is GREATNESS inside all of us.

You have to believe it.

Start your day on a positive note.

Repeat those words to yourself.

There is GREATNESS inside of me.

When doubt, fear and negative self talk starts to cloud your judgement.

Or stops you from advancing.

Speak out those words.


Check out these 27 powerful quotes to bring out the greatness in YOU.

Have a great day & remember, you wasn’t born to fit in. You was born to stand out.

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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.



I would like to take this opportunity to share with my fellow bloggers some GREAT NEWS.

Have you ever been so surprised that you are lost for words?

Growing up it was hard to accept praise and kind words from others.

I guess that was because I lacked confidence, and was crippled with low self-esteem.

As I got older, I knew that I could not remain the same.

I was not living to my true potential. Have you heard they saying? There is greatness inside you?

Is there? I thought. I had to learn how to unleash the greatness and live a life of purpose and meaning.

Two things have happened this week which has taken me by surprise.

My husband said, accept the positive things that people are saying to you, and embrace it.

The first thing, I came home from work and I saw a letter on the piano addressed to me.

There was no stamp. This was a personally hand delivered letter.

I was very curious.

I preceded to open the letter. It read Open Doors…

It was a two page letter of how they really enjoyed the book, and they hope that others will enjoy it and feel motivated to walk through the doors of opportunities.
Wow, how nice of this individual to write such lovely words.

At the end of the letter, there was no name. They stated that they want to remain anonymous. I really want to thank that individual for taking the time out to write such kind words.

Also, I found out that I have been nominated for Author of colour. What? Me? Really? I had to read it again. Yes, my name was on the list to my surprise.

BEXLIVE Enterprise and Community Awards Gala.

They have nominated me for this award.

Please take this opportunity to place your vote.

Click on the word VOTE.

Click on Author of colour, and you will see Tarnya

Thank you for your support., & thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.



I am still standing.

Storms come and go.

Trials seem to overtake me.

Anxious about my new journey ahead.

Not good enough, I hear those voices say.

Doubt rears its ugly head.

Ignore the negative & Inspire others to be the best they can be.

Never take life for granted & Never give up on your dreams.

Grow from your experiences. Do not let the past define who you are.


Despite the challenges & frustration.

Remember you are a WINNER.

There is GREATNESS inside you.


Thank you for stopping by.

Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors.