Here we are at the end of the year and I can’t help but look at all of the things that have happened this year and where I was a year ago. I have made strides from last year. And I look forward to even greater in the new year.
I have learned from the setbacks of this year and have grown from the disappointments. I have found hope in the triumphs and even stretched myself out of my comfort zone this year.
It hasn’t been easy but nothing worth having in life is. I’m encouraged to keep pressing forward and celebrating the little victories. No matter how small any step is worth celebrating. I encourage you to take time to reflect and process what has happened this year, but to also look ahead with great anticipation for what the new year holds. Don’t let any disappointments get you down. Take the lesson from any setbacks and keep pushing forward.
I will see you in 2014! Let’s reach our goals together.
The other day I was watching the cartoon Olivia with my 2 year old. It was the episode where she attracted a turkey. Anyway, at the end when she was being tucked into bed she started singing about how there was still so much to do. She then talked about tomorrow chasing the day away in her head. She talked about what she would do tomorrow and what the new day would bring. I was struck at that moment about how great faith we have as children.
When we are children we think and dream the biggest that we can. We think we can do anything and that the world is at our disposal. That got me to thinking that as adults we lose that child like faith. Why is that? I guess it’s because the realities of the real world set in and we get beaten down with all of the things that we must do and pay as adults.
Get back to your child like faith!
Because of this that little light that is inside of us fades and for some disappears altogether. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I challenge you to discover that inner child again. To dream that great big impossible dream again. Don’t let that light go out on the inside of you. We are made for so much bigger.
Everyday we should do something to move us closer to that dream that we had as a child. Never let it fade. Find someone that you trust to share it with. If you don’t have anyone that you can confide in then journal it and share it with God. You will be amazed at what you have to say and what dreams you have locked inside when you write it out in a journal.
This week is National Procrastination Week. I thought in honor we should purpose to do one thing this week that we have been procrastinating on. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be a project around the house that you have been putting off. It could be that junk drawer that you have been meaning to get to. It may be something at work that you have put off.
Whatever it may be pick one. Sit down and on a sheet of paper write down what it is and then list the steps or tasks that you need to do to finish it. If you need help from others write that down (who you need). Once you have mapped out a plan either get started now or schedule it on your calendar for this week.
You will feel so much better once you have completed this thing you have been putting off. You may even be motivated to do other things that you have been putting off.
The point is to get started NOW! Don’t let National Procrastination Week pass you by without getting anything done. Until next time…
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