There are 2 things that I love, a fresh start and a good quote! I am so excited about the new year and the possibilities that it brings with it. I have never been a fan of resolutions because, let's just face it, they never stick. I hears some very wise words from a mentor of mine that I absolutely love and have changed the way I look at the new year and those resolutions that just set us up for failure.We don't want to set goals to try and change who we are, instead we need to strive to become better versions of ourselves. God created us with the exact strengths and weaknesses that He wanted us to have. That doesn't mean that we are always using those to be our best selves. If you want to try something different that will help you to work towards that I have a challenge for you!
Take a look at what you are doing, in all area of your life, or the areas that you think that you could be better. What's working? What's not working? Pick one word that incapsulates what you want. Then set priorities and goals that will direct you towards that word.
I'll share what mine is so you can get an idea. Since I always have a hard time making up my mind, I actually have two, but they go hand in hand:
Consistency & Intention
These are for both my personal life and in my business. My priorities are first to my family. Being consistent and intentional with my time that I spend with my little one and my husband. It is so easy to waste precious time with the ones that are the most important to us....Facebook, television, cleaning or stressing over things that aren't important etc. I also know that I have not been intentional with my relationship with God and that is truly where all things start. I admit, it is difficult for me to find time some days, I am not a morning person. Try as I may, I am a night owl by default and I have weeks that I am better and weeks that I fail miserably. However, the amazing thing is that failure is just temporary and making the choice to just keep getting back up is what is important. I found an amazing app for my phone called She Reads Truth. You can search for it in the App Store. Or read more about it HERE. I am doing a read the Bible in 365 days and it is so simple. It's laid out beautifully and the offer different plans and studies that you can follow along with. LOVE it!
In my business that means constantly asking myself if what I am doing is essential and productive. It is a CHALLENGE! I wrote those 2 words on my chalkboard wall in my office where I am constantly reminded. I didn't realize how much time I wasted in a day on things that do not matter and do not point me to my goals. I write down what my goals are on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. Sometimes they change a little bit and sometimes I am wiring the same things over and over. There is power in writing those things down, not just letting them float around in your head. It keeps me accountable. Having a close friend or two that you can share those goals with is also a huge help in keeping yourself on the right track.
I have some big goals in my personal life and business this year and to make that happen I need to be intentional and consistent with every minute. We only get one shot at this my friends! Let this year be the year that you take an honest look at your life and where you are going. If you want to share your "word" I would love to hear!