2019.. it’s nearly February (January, for some reason just wanted to take our money and leave, lmao) and believe it or not, I still haven’t set myself any goals for the year yet. Yet, funnily enough I don’t feel bad about it!
“If you don’t have a reason for doing something that is personally compelling and exciting to you, your chances of succeeding in it are slim to none. The reason you haven’t had much success with many of your goals so far is because you haven’t had a compelling enough reason to do” @_Mayfairn
I know January is the month you get your affairs in order, you set your budgets and your plans, and you try and set a blueprint for the rest of the year to come. However, I cannot set myself goals to actualise if I don’t have the right mindset or discipline to do so.
So I’ve decided that rather than put 10 meaningless sentences on paper and work tirelessly to make it happen, I would instead change some behaviours which in turn will help me to be in a better mind set to actualise my goals.
1. Stop Undervaluing Yourself!
Nobody is you and is that is your power. No matter who or what you see other people doing. you must remember that nobody can ever do it the way you do. Embrace your differences, they make you stand out!
2. Love Yourself More!
I’ve probably said this before and I will say this again, you cannot pour from an empty cup! You need to prioritise your own needs before everyone else! There’s nothing wrong with being a little selfish.
3. Doubt Less!
Now this is something I struggle with more than anything. Doubt is a killer. This year you need to learn to believe in your sauce, because no reader of mine possesses anything less!
4. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
This year, you cannot accept being comfortable. If you’re uncomfortable you’re more likely to make a change! Stop limiting your progression by believing you’re happy where you are. You’ll never know how much happier you could be if you just tried the thing you’re afraid to!
5 Stop Aimlessly Setting Goals ~ Make Plans!
You can’t achieve the goal you’ve set for yourself if you don’t make the necessary steps to make it happen. You can’t have a goal to save £3,000 but then eat out every other day (that’s what we’re definitely not doing because this is the year we finally achieve that summer body we talked about!). You need to be disciplined! You need to be hungry for the goals you set and a plan will definitely help you see how achievable your goals are!
I hope you, like me, make this year (because we all agreed January was definitely a trial month!) a better one than last year!
“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9.