To state the obvious, it’s a new year. For some, a new year is an opportunity to start over, to begin, to take a leap, & etc. Each day is a new day and a chance to start.
What is it that you have been putting off but need to start? Don’t wait till tomorrow, next week, or next month to begin. Start today. Start now. Every second counts! Whether you start tomorrow or next week, the time will still pass, so why not start now?
Where you are is tired of you. It’s time to make a shift. For there to be a physical shift, first, a mental shift must take place. This shift requires action—a simple but mighty decision of making up your mind to start and believing that you can. After the mental, comes the physical. What are you doing to ensure that this time next week you will not be in the same position? What planning measures have you done? Start small then expand. Create a list of short term goals you hope to accomplish:
Take 1: Instead of —// finish the book in one month —> Read 5 chapters in 6 days.
Take 2: instead of –// Travel to 8 countries in a year —> Explore 5 cities in a month.
There’s something a bit daunting and overwhelming when you create a list so far-fetched. The brain reads it as unattainable which isn’t true. You also somehow convince yourself that you have plenty of time—again, not true. By now, I’m sure you are aware ‘time flies!’ When you start small, it becomes manageable and doable to knock out your lists one bullet at a time.
A State of Gratitude…
As human we tend to remember what should be forgotten and forget what should be remembered. Therefore, you need a gratitude journal to remind you the things you need remember. It’s so easy to forget what good person A did for you, but quick to remember that one time person A disappointed you. Why is that?
In all your doing, give thanks to God, but also be grateful to men because God uses men to bless. Thank those that have been a blessing in your life, thank the strangers that made your day easier, thank your loved ones that have helped in your times of need, & etc.
This year, let’s get in the habit of thanking (no matter how little). Because, frankly, no one is obligated to do good by you. So when they do, a simple “thank you” travels long. Your gratitude leaves a stamp on their heart.
The Thanksgiving continues…
Thank God in the morning, thank Him in the afternoon, thank Him at night. It’s a privilege to have sound health. It’s a privilege to leave your abode and return back. It’s a privilege to see a new day. This and many more are the reason to thank God. Thank Him for protection, for His provision, for His guidance, for His grace, for His forgiving heart, for His kindness, & for His unconditional love.
Count your blessings not your worries.
I wish you joy, peace, happiness, & good health this year. May 2020 bring forth all your heart desires and more! And may God bless you with the courage and strength to continue and finish that which you’ve started.