WHAT have you done today in preparation for tomorrow?
Stop waiting until the end of the year to begin setting goals. Begin now, one day at a time with a positive affirming monthly theme and weekly goal. Concentrate on the daily tasks that you must accomplish.
List the things you need to do to get them finished. Do it now, do not procrastinate, and check off each item you complete. Review your list often to assist in keeping you on track. In this first month start implementing the three techniques emphasized:
Positive Affirmation: Trust God in ALL situations!
Goal Setting: Goals can be big or small, few or many!
Action: DOING leads you toward your goals!
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
WHAT do your actions predict about your future?
What you say and what you do should be in alignment! Can people depend on you? Can you depend on yourself? Completing goals requires action. If no effort is given to the plan, then the plan leads to failure. The road to success should end in a place that is paved with your sweat and tears.
When you reflect on the positive results, remember that you have asked and trusted in God to help get it done. You made a plan and completed the work utilizing available resources. You checked another goal off the list and moved toward the next achievement with a clear focus of your strengths, connections, and credibility.