January’s positive affirmation is about preparing and putting into action the things you would like to accomplish for the coming year by goal setting. In order to do that, you have to plan and act accordingly hour by hour, day by day, week by week, and month by month. Sounds impossible, I know, but when you procrastinate . . . another year is gone by! The purpose of February’s positive affirmation is for you to truly look deeper inside yourself and your daily thought process in order to carry out those goals.
We are all blessed with skills and abilities that lie dormant because of life, work, family, or health conflicts! Or worse, you are given your skills away for pennies on the dollar, you are under appreciated, under valued, and over worked! Maybe, your skills are “paying the bills” . . . (for now). But life is everyday and how you make it through each day should matter.
Your skills and abilities are the ingredients of your individuality. And whether you repeat that skill every day or once in a while it is practice. But always remember that, “practice does not make perfect . . . practice is just preparing you to do better in that skill!” So if you got the skills bake that bread, run that marathon, sell those products, start that garden, sing that song, play that instrument, open that business, mentor those students, start that class, write that book, climb that mountain . . . whatever!
The time is now to start waking up every morning “feeling blessed and less stressed” and tap into those dormant skills you haven’t used in a while, enhance each skill, or develop new ones. Make each day productive to you . . . and remember it is one hour, one day, one week, or one month closer to your goal!
The verb for the month is action. The sensation you get from action is accomplishment. The feeling of accomplishment is a wonderful feeling. You learn something through the experience and it is something that you can classify as “done”!
When it is done. You have more “brain space” to accomplish something else. I was fortunate within this last year to launch a book with Elaine (actually it is a monthly pocket planner), and record two songs with my son who is a music producer. Both of these goals took at least 15 years to accomplish. My son was 10 years old when I originally wrote the lyrics. He was younger than that when Elaine and I decided to be the co-founders of W.H.A.T.!™. But now, both of these goals are done . . . checked off as accomplished!
To get something accomplished is never easy, it may take years, there may be obstacles, and plenty of grief. But once it is done, it is done! You might enhance, change, or improve it. But once it is accomplished, it is accomplished! So gather up some courage, confidence, faith, and perseverance. And always remember to trust in your Supreme Being to know that goals you deferred for years can be “done”!
It is never too late to accomplish a goal. You have to be determined enough to finish it and see it through. If you don’t, then who will? If not you, then who? Find your “I can’t … it’s impossible … it’s too late … I’m too old” list, and check off those goals as accomplished!
- Why I Made a “Challenges Accepted” List…and You Should, Too! (kcsaling.com)