PREFACE: “Ode to my absence”
**Takes deep breath**
Hey guys, it feels AMAZING to finally have the time again to sit and tap the keys on this oh so fantastic key board and share my thoughts with you. As many of you know, my line of work is extremely demanding (on a regular day) and is exponentially so during the last 2 months of the year into the 2nd week of January! I could go into how things have been, but I’ll save that for another time! let’s just say…
So we’re about 4 weeks into the new year, and I don’t know about you but I am amped! I finally purchased my 2012 daily/weekly planner and have been making moves ever since! It feels fantastic! I’ve re-evaluated my financial goals, re-established my career goals, and re-focus on my personal agendas.
Many times, as we anticipate the arrival of a new year, we wait around for that clock to strike midnight, and think of ways to do what we were unable to accomplish from the previous year (makes sense). There is this sense of freshness and redemption that inevitably arises within us; an overwhelming feeling of reclamation, because we are presented with another chance to start over and finally “get it right”.
But can I be real with you for a moment…
Let’s all think of the “goals” we set for ourselves in this bangin’ new year. As I’ve already stated we are 4 weeks in… can you HONESTLY say you are consciously striving to achieve those goals? And if so, can you honestly say that you are making those goals life long habits, so that as you enjoy this amazing new year (if the Gracious Father allows) you are able to reiterate and renew that great feeling of completion?! If we are all honest with ourselves, there are some “things” that we’ve placed on our 2012 “Goals to accomplish” lists, that are not being given any real attention… we’ve made no effort to bring them to fruition. (OUCH)
If you’ve decided that you want to save XYZ amount of $$ by the end of the year, yet you go out every weekend, and you’ve lived by no apparent budget for these first few weeks… then honey, you are going in the opposite direction. (<—– Sadly This was me for the first few weeks…I’ve had my awakening :-)). What you should do is determine that specified amount, break it down to a monthly goal and make a commitment to yourself to consciously stick to it!
This is just one of the many examples out there. There are weight loss goals, career aspirations, relationship desires… and the list goes on and on! My advice to you is to RE-EVALUATE, RE-ESTABLISH, and RE-FOCUS on the goals you’ve set for yourself this year. Really take the time, sit down, and work out a plan that will bring about that great feeling of accomplishment. Set realistic timelines and be sure that they are genuinely yours. Prepare for set-backs; although we do not want to have any bumps along the way, we need to be mentally aware that things can happen, and if they do you’ll be ready to react and get back on the ball! Lastly, track your success (in written form), and CELEBRATE!! Trust me, a small celebration of your strides toward the completion of your goals will be just the fuel you need to keep up the fantastic job!
So here’s to the “re” start of this glorious new year…Make it count!
Keep it Stylishly focused!