Timika’s morning pep talk.
You have set goals. You planned. You were doing well until you saw and made a reason (or excuse) for you to stop–to stay up late with others, to be entertained by T.V. and/or social media, to go to sleep without completing your goals, or not getting up at the time you said you would work on your project. You opted to do something “easier” or “more fun”. You opted to go to sleep.
You are not balancing your energy and time to be more effective and efficient. Your goals are starting to look like a blur, and you wonder do you have it in you to achieve your goals/dreams.
Life is controlling you, instead of you controlling your life.
Now, you are feeling guilty and thinking of stopping or not pursuing your goals.
Do you give up, or do you push forward?
How do you push forward?
You are alive, right? Do you have the mental and physical faculties to do whatever it is you want to do? If the answer is yes, then, it is not too late to change.
Condition yourself to think and believe that each day brings new opportunities and a chance for you to revise your strategy so that you may achieve your goals.
1. Reassess your goals. Are you doing it for you or someone else? What is your intention? What is the end result that you seek? Know that others have their own journey. Are you giving it your best try? How disciplined are you?
Trust and believe in yourself to accomplish what you said you would. Break your goal down into small parts. Use a calendar or accountability and reminder system.
2. Recommit to yourself and your goals regardless of what others are doing.
You will have to answer yourself. Do you want to reminisce about your successes and failures (to say at least you tried) or regret you did not live your life accordingly? Do you want to face the fact that you gave up and never saw how far your gifts and talents could take you?
Your commitment has to be more than just words.
3. Assess your strategy, and be honest. Do you have the right or effective strategy? Do you have gaps in your day that you could be more effective? Is your strategy realistic and too broad? Are you trying to do too many things at once?
4. Do it now. Don’t wait until the “right time”. It will more than likely never be the “right time”. You have to make time, Timika.
This is your mission. This is your journey.
Heal within. Your results will be your barometer.