I leave you with words of encouragement this last day of the month. The positive affirmation for January is about preparing for tomorrow, being honest to yourself, controlling what you can control, and new beginnings. The first step is not the hardest, although it may seem that way. It will be the remaining steps that will carry the innumerable challenges and obstacles.
Those remaining steps will require time, research, patience, understanding, and wisdom. Each step will bring you a step closer to your tomorrow! It may be a slow process, and sometimes it may seem impossible to accomplish, but with faith and determination . . . nothing is impossible!
You don’t have to prove to anyone that you are on the fast track! No need starting off sprinting, save that energy for the last lap. Keep a steady pace and breathe, before you know it . . . you are at the finish line. You, (literally and figuratively), have to crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run. Run before you can leap. So please, step before you leap into anything . . . including relationships!
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~Old Chinese Proverb
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)