5 WAYS TO START OWNING YOUR YEAR PT. 1
I've got to admit it. I'm OWNING this year! While that may sound like a (not so) humble brag, it's not. It's just my current reality! Now, don't get me wrong. The first three months of 2018 have had MORE than their fair share of challenges to wade through from personal to professional, and even some financial (keeping it real about my coins), but I made a decision at the end of last year that this year would be different. Well, I'm proud to say that I'm currently Steph Curry to the game with my follow through - and it's yielding mad results!
Like many, I've got goals. BIG ONES. And like many, I've often allowed fear, past disappointments and imaginary obligations to get in the way of what I truly want for my life and what I know God wants to give me. But, I made the decision to take control in 2018! It finally sunk in that if I wanted something different, I had to do something different. Sure, by most standards my life was on the right path - gainfully employed in a management position at a respected organization, educated, self sufficient, f*** boy free (praise be)...but it wasn't enough. I couldn't help this nagging feeling that there was more and that if I wanted it, I could have it, but I would have to go get it.
So here I am.
And just in case you're wondering, cutting the crap and taking ownership of your future actually friggin' works! While I'm FAR from perfecting the art of goal setting and achieving, there are some key things that I'm learning are absolutely necessary on the path to getting what you want out of life NOW. So, let's get into it!
While this may seem like a no brainer for some, it took (what felt like) forever for me to get a handle on. We spend so much time waiting for this imaginary "perfect time" to start out on the path to achieving our goals and the reality is, there's NEVER a perfect time! Because life on earth is not perfect, and frankly never will be, there will always be some obstacle in your life that you can use as an excuse to not get going. Ditch the excuses and find ways around the obstacles. While the paths around your obstacles may not be perfectly straight, there is ALWAYS a path. Take it and keep moving forward.
Will the climate for your success always be ideal? HECK NO! The key is learning to adapt. If it's cold, put on a cute coat and keep it pushing!
There are resources, relationships and connections I wish I had right now, but the reality is that I don't have them. So, I'm moving forward with what I DO have. I've learned that it's impossible for you to take steps forward and be further away from your goal.
Again for the people in the balcony: It's impossible to continue taking steps forward and be FURTHER AWAY from your goal. A step forward is ALWAYS a step closer!
So, whether they're baby steps or giant leaps, keep taking them. You'll soon find that your goal is closer than you think!
To be continued...