You have decided it’s time to make some changes and THIS time it’s going to be different. This time you’re going to be committed and do what you’ve set out to do. This time you’re not going to let life dictate whether or not you’ll succeed.
THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE I FOUND MY WHY!
Knowing your why makes all the difference. Accountability is great but if you don’t know why they’re holding you accountability, they just start annoying you. Consistency is great, but if you’re just being consistent doing life threatening, defeating things, consistency becomes your nemesis. Goals are great, but a list of things you want to change which you can’t control (like ‘fixing other people’) or a list without a purpose is simply that, a list.
…without a vision, the people perish
A few month’s ago, I did something that was so simple yet difficult and probably the most life focused exercise I’ve ever done. I wrote a “PRIORITIES STATEMENT”. In Chalene Johnson’s book “Push: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body and the Life You Deserve“, she kicks the book off by having us complete this little exercise that she describes as “The work you’ll do today will influence every area of your life for the rest of your life.” Trust me, like I said, I participated in the 30 Day Push challenge this summer and when I say doors flew open (Isaiah 22:22; Rev 3:8) for me simply because I became focused on my priorities, I had to start turning down opportunities. I HIGHLY suggest you grab your own copy!
Priorities are those things that are so important that if they were stripped from your life you would be devastated, unfulfilled, and living without purpose. Who do you want to be? What do you want to accomplish? What makes you happy? What do you think is your purpose in this life? What gives you pride? What do you wish to be remembered for at the end of your life?
Over the next 30 Days, I’ll be carrying out my own PUSH goals I set and I’d love to see you living the life you deserve. If you’ve recently set some goals for yourself, look them over and make sure they line up with your priorities. In addition to my ‘Daily Push’ I keep this list near by as a little ‘cheat sheet’. Consider this that ‘PUSH’ you’ve been lookin’ for to get things done!
Today Matters by John Maxwell
1. ATTITUDE: chose and display the right attitudes daily.
2. PRIORITIES: Determine and act on important priorities daily.
3. HEALTH: Know and follow healthy guidelines daily.
4. FAMILY: Communicate with and care for my family daily.
5. THINKING: Practice and develop good thinking daily.
6. COMMITMENT: Make and keep proper commitments daily.
7. FINANCES: Make and properly manage dollars daily.
8. FAITH: Deepen and live out my faith daily.
9.RELATIONSHIPS: Initiate and invest in solid relationships daily.
10. GENEROSITY: Plan for and model generosity daily.
11. VALUES: Embrace and practice good values daily.
12. GROWTH: Seek and experience improvements daily.
FYI: Holding on to hurt, rejection, fear, mistreatment, abuse, abandonment, becomes a dead heavy weight that drags you down sometimes making it almost impossible to move. Lighten the load you’re carrying.
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