5 WAYS TO START OWNING YOUR YEAR PT. 3
This week we've been chatting it up about ways I'm owning my year, achieving my goals and kicking my fears in the butt. There are some key lessons that I'm learning along the way that I believe are pretty universal in helping one to maximize their potential in getting things done, so I'm sharing them because that's what good internet cousins do!
If you missed the first two ways I stopped being a chickenhead and started taking responsibility for my dreams, check 'em out here and here.
And that brings me to the third, and quite possibly most impactful tool:
3. Surround yourself with people who hold you accountable to your dreams.
Now, I know in the days of Instagram memes there's tons of talk about "moving in silence" and not letting anyone in on your hopes, dreams and desires for fear that they'll ruin them for you. And to that I say: Be cautious, but not dumb.
I strongly believe that relationships are God's currency and He often uses PEOPLE to open doors of opportunity, speak revelation and provide guidance. Holding on to the idea that everyone is out to get you and no one is to be trusted is more often than not false and at the very least it's just plain depressing.
SOMEBODY is FOR you and wants you to win!
Find that person/people and ask them to hold you accountable to your goals.
I'm fortunate to have been blessed with a small community of friends who are constantly rooting for me and a few of them have taken it upon themselves to consistently hold me accountable - for which I am VERY grateful.
They approached me with a "GIRL, WHAT IS YOU DOOOINNNGGG?!" when it took me too long to get the Glam Guide up and going and they check in when I'm not posting enough, I've made a typo (real MVPs) and/or when my content is wack!
They encourage me to make actual changes instead of just complain and they talk through action planning with me.
Most, importantly, they don't take my lame excuses as gospel and call me to the carpet when they know I can do better.
That, my internet cousins, is accountability and if you don't have it - get it.
Don't let an Instagram meme mess you up. You NEED people! Those who will gas you and those who will hold up a mirror to your wack-ness and tell you to get it together.
No one gets where they're going alone!
To be continued...