Well, here we are walking in a NEW year. Most of us have gone out and purchased new calendars, new diaries, maybe even new shoes (smile)! As we walk into this NEW year, we must remember that we too must walk in the NEW. A new mindset, a new focus, a new unrelenting determination towards our goals.
Goals are those desires to obtain a certain result (something in life that we may have been dreaming about).
Sometimes goals may seem so far away, but just like a “road trip” you need to gas up (prepare), get on the road (take action), drive forward (focus), and stay in your lane (avoid distractions). This NEW mindset is going to shape the course of your year. You can bring in the residue of 2022 or you can create your 2023. It’s up to you . . . Now, moving toward your goals doesn’t mean you ignore the challenges that 2022 may have created (you probably gained some wisdom from those challenges). It means you acknowledge them, maybe even slow down and work through them, but then you return to your normal speed of action toward your goals. Notice I didn’t say PULL OFF THE ROAD AND STOP! Why, because pulling over is familiar and we get comfortable in the STOP!
In this NEW BEGINNING, you are going to have to be determined (despite your natural senses) to SEE, HEAR and SPEAK differently. As the nation senses a rise in the cost of goods, fluctuating interest rates, businesses having a difficult time maintaining employees, student loan forgiveness on hold, and COVID numbers on the rise AGAIN, you are going to have to
RISE ABOVE what you see in the natural and sense NEW OPPORTUNITIES! You are going to have to “go against the grain” and SPEAK differently. GOAL SETTERS have a different language and know the importance of the tongue... Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.” (AMP) Let this verse be a reminder of the importance of SPEAKING life into our goals and not death.
As you step on the gas and zoom into NEW BEGINNINGS, you must have an unrelenting determination to FOCUS forward! Despite what’s going on in the other lanes you must MOTIVATE yourself to keep moving FORWARD on the road ahead because nothing moves (including you) when you get distracted.
(Tip: Also make sure the passenger is watching out for other cars that may try to swerve in your lane – Accountability Partner). As you travel toward your goals, no matter what it costs, STAY ON THE ROAD and follow the MAP (write down your goals and view them daily)!
I would be doing you a disservice if I said moving toward your goals will not cost you something. IT WILL COST YOU EVERYTHING (Sleep, relationships, comfort)!
So, I leave you with this question, what steps are you taking to ensure you accomplish your goals for 2023?
Until we Blog again, Michelle Davey, MSW, LCSW-C Licensed Clinical Social Worker Founder of Our Wings of Hope, LLC
Below are the goals I accomplished in 2022. My 9 year-old daughter, Laiya, and I wrote a book to empower little girls to use their Superpower Voices to speak up and out. We also added an Activity Book! Below is the link to get your copy today!
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