Half way through the year and I am feeling pretty amazing. How are you feeling? I’ll wait…
So this is just a little check up or check in. I am sure most of you set goals or resolutions this year and I just wanted to take some time to send some encouragement your way. I have had my moments of giving up within these last six months. One major thing that keeps me going is my purpose. I was born for the things that I have been blessed to do such as write these posts, encourage others, build community, and help as many people as I can. We are all here to serve others but there are different ways to serve and we have to find our own unique way of doing so. So with all of that being said, I set some goals for this year and I have found a new boost of energy when achieving them.
At the beginning of the year I set my word for the year and it is PREPARE. I definitely feel like I am being prepared for some major things coming up and I have to daily remind myself that with preparation comes patience (impatient as hell), faith and belief. I’m being tested in all of these right now everyday. I choose to stay consistent in where God is leading me and take at least one step a day to my goals and dreams.
One major goal was to put more time into building my business and my brand. I started really putting into practice the scripture “Faith without works is dead”. I used to be that person that was like if I ask God for it that is all that I need to do to get it. Foolishness, so not true at all. I have really started putting in the work. Making sure that I am posting everyday, learning all that I can to make the business better and make it grow. I want Simply My Purpose to be one of the best Purpose coaching boutiques in the world. I have so many dreams and goals tied into this business and I can’t wait to see them all come together.
Another goal is to finish my degree. I have been putting this thing off so much because I don’t have a real reason other than I have times of laziness and I just don’t want to study for the two test that I need to take to complete the process. But recently I had a little bit of a scare when it came to not having my degree (details of that coming in a future post). Thanking God that it didn’t disrupt my next move. But I have set a date to take each test and I am studying for them and plan to have them completed by the middle of the third quarter of this year. Wish me luck !!!!
Another goal was to finish my weight loss challenge from last year. I wanted to lose 60 lbs by the end of 2016 and I made it to 50lbs. I had a few set backs but I am now 4 lbs away from my goal weight and decided to go another 10 lbs to get under 200lbs although I’m not sure about this skinny look on me. But I’m proud and happy all at the same time because I never thought that I would be disciplined enough to do any of this.
I also made a goal to live more, do more and spend more time with family and friends. The living part has just recently taken off and I’m excited while I thought others were limiting me I realize that I was really limiting myself and I’m hear for the living. I still don’t do a lot other than working a lot (I got these bills) but I recently just really got on my grind and it is all coming together and easing up. Hanging with family and friends well I am definitely doing more of that and reaching out more. I don’t want to be that introverted friend all of the time that’s never around. So I have started hanging a little more and spending a little more time outside of my home.
Prayer and spending time with God was a major goal for me this year because I be slipping. I make time with Him daily and I make sure that I am listening more than I am talking. Building this relationship is the most important thing to me because I have had my doubts as to whether or not He is listening to me and moving around in my life. But He has shown me over and over again that He is there and He has me covered. So if I don’t do anything else throughout the day I make sure I give God His time. What a difference it has made in my life, in my faith, in my relationships, within myself. Truly the best goal that I set for myself.
A couple of ways to get your mojo back with achieving these goals…
- Remember your “Why”. Why did you set this goal? Do you still really want it? On a scale of 1 to 10 where is it in your priority list?
- Take a step toward the goal. Just one small step will get you moving again. JUST ONE!!!!
- Reach out to someone close to you for encouragement and/or a kick in the butt to get moving.
I have a challenge starting on June 18. The challenge is called #doitwithpurpose. For the next 30 days, I am challenging myself, you and everyone else to set one goal that you really want to get done now and post every day one step that you have taken to accomplish that one goal. The goal for this challenge is to give you the boost that you need to accomplish your goals, to connect you with others that are doing the same thing and to build a community of encouragers. I am so excited about this challenge. So we get started on June 18 and with every post use the hashtag #doitwithpurpose and tag me also. Comment and let me know if you are up for the challenge.
Do you need a reboot in achieving your goals for this year? Have you fallen off and need some encouragement and guidance? Let me help you, get in touch with me.
Until next time, live simply but extraordinary.