It is March, those goals, hopes and plans we declared at the start of this year may be waning. Perhaps they petered out by the end of January. Or slowed down during the month of February.
Here we are at the start of March. I admit it has been hit or miss for my goals thus far. Some I have concentrated on more as others fell to the wayside. But it’s not too late.
January first is not the only day for.a fresh start. Make today your day to go after your goals, dreams and hopes.
Achieving a goal is hard work. It can be exhausting, frustrating and disheartening when the results don’t show immediately.
Results come from your persistence. Putting into the hard work and being consistent will change that.
You can do this. You will do this.
Maybe yesterday was bad. Perhaps today is not any better thus far.
It can be discouraging,trying and then failing. Setting goals then not doing anything to reach them. Or attempting to begin again.
It can be hard, coming back after failing. After not quite measuring up. But, anything worth going after is worth it.
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Reevaluate– what went wrong, what went right.
Restructure -your plan be realistic, set smaller goals.
Remind– the very reason why you are pursuing your dream may have been lost over time.
Being consistent with goals is important.
To the point of saying no when I need to.
Such as did a few weeks ago. It was a last minute invite and I was tempted to accept.
However, if had accepted then nothing else would of gotten done. That is sometimes more important as I work towards my goals.
Real and true friends will understand. Explain what you are trying to do and you will find the support you need.
I did not expect it to be so hard for me to cancel my NetFlix account. I kept going back and forth on doing it. I argued with myself that the amount I was paying was not really that important. But it was a needed sacrifice.
In embracing the word Plans for this year, means I actually have to make them. To look ahead and think about how I would hope for this year to look. Part of that is to become financially stable.
My relationship with money has often been tenuous. My stubbornness in not taking heed my father attempted to teach me has affected much of my adult life. As money comes it, it goes right out.
I just haven’t thought of money as something to care for, just as something that existed to provide for me.When in truth money is a means for me to worship God. When I don’t budget or plan wisely, I am really being sinful. I’m saying I choose to not honor God with what he gives me to steward.
That my trust lies elsewhere. Dealing with money is emotional, personal and often a symptom of larger heart issues. Money is mentioned in the Bible numerous times.
This means I need to take a hard look at my finances. An unflinching look. To see where the money goes, how to make better decisions. My hope at the end of this year is to be in a better place than I am now.
By canceling my NetFlix account I am taking a step forward. I also realized that my viewing and binge watching was also eating into my reading and writing time.
At the start of this month, most of made plans for this year or things we hope to do better or differently. As the month comes to a close, it’s time to evaluate where you are with those resolutions, plans or hopes.
Look at what is working for you. What are you doing to make it work. Does this new thing or change feel like it’s becoming a habit.
Also look at what is not working. Why not, what needs to change for it to start to happen. Or perhaps it is something that you have found you don’t enjoy.
Perhaps some of your goals will need to be revaluated. It may mean taking a few steps back from a current plan. Or even postponing it.
The thing is, plans are not carved into stone. They are actually rather flexible.
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It’s important to understand this in working towards any goal or ambitions.
You see that person, jogging down the road and it strikes you how easy it comes to them. And perhaps why it does not for you. Why can’t you be like that jogger who looks so graceful?
While it can look like it is far easier for them, it may not be at all. Perhaps it was a battle just to get out there. Perhaps not.
It takes work to get to the point of looking effortless. What you don’t see is all the work and time that people have put in. Put in the time and effort. Get out there, push yourself to get to that point too. You are capable of becoming that effortless looking runner too.