Three things you must do to achieve your goals.
January is known as a time for renewal. New year, new you is heard all over. Resolutions, one special word or sentence, goals and plans are made with enthusiasm in late December and January. We are so excited for the new year and how this year will be different.
However something happens to many people by late January and February. The excitement, eagerness and happiness of new changes wears off. The resolutions might be regreted, forgotten or plain given up. The one word may be changed to a paragraph. The goals and plans may be slightly altered or off kiltered. And many get back into their old habits, mindsets and routines.
There are reasons why many don't change or keep their resolutions, goals or words. Sometimes we can't pinpoint it to one thing, its combinations of things that stop us from reaching that goal. Ourselves and our envrionments are two key reasons for not reaching that resolution, goal, plan, etc.
When we set goals we have to remember that there will be ups and downs and no straight clear way towards the end. Don't give up! I have a post called Help to Jump Start Your Change Journey that explains how we change and tips to help you stay on the journey.Change is like a spiral staircase. We move forward and up but sometimes there are curves that seem to take as away from the destination but we are still going forward on that windy road. Click on pic below to go to that post.
Sometimes there are underlying issues of why we keep giving up on our goals, resolutions, etc. Maybe there is a root cause that needs to be analyzed. We want to lose weight, but keep eating. We want to save money, but keep spending. We want to choose a different type of man, but still keep falling for the same goofball guy. Learn more about root causes from a previous post I wrote.
An important aspect of change and reaching goals is having confidence in ourselves, belief that the change, goal or plan will be acheived even when times are tough. Our environment is a big factor in acheiving our goals, too:
Who are we around? Do we have support? What do we watch, read or listen, to? Who are we following or liking on social media? Is our community safe? Does our community make it easy for us to reach those goals? Think on other ways our environment influences us. How is your environment?
In the end its about our motives. Why do we want to make this change, goal, plan, or resolution? Is it for selfish reasons? Is it to help others? Is it to glorify God and advance his kingdom? Is it to better our health to experience the abundant life God has for us? What is your motivation?
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weights the motives.
3 Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16 :2-3 NASB
If our motivation and plans are for the Lord they will be approved, acheived and realized! Isn't that awesome! But it still takes work on our part.
Believe and have confidence in yourself. +
Surround yourself with supportive people. Be mindful of your environment. +
Let God be your motivation. = Success!!!
I pray for strength, courage and faith in you and God as you are on your way to acheiving your goal! In Jesus name I pray, Amen!
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Christina Leeman MPH, CHES, writer and educator emboldens Christian women to live lives worthy of God.
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