You Can Do This
You've made your New Year's Resolutions. You've come up with your game plan. You've set your goals and strategy and you are pumped!
And then you shared them with some people. You posted some things on Twitter or Facebook. The response you got was less than welcoming. You got jeered. You were made fun of. People didn't understand. You felt discouraged and the new year hadn't even arrived yet.
I came across this tweet by one of my dudes that I mentor and found it pretty interesting.
Can I say this to you? Don't give up. Don't give in. I feel it too.
You're going to have to be your own cheering section. The posters and banners that have your name on it, you're going to have to make them yourself. The folks screaming your name near the finish line to help you keep going, they'll just have to be imaginary versions of you.
I'm not saying that everyone is going to hate your dreams and your goals. What I am saying is that you cannot base what you do, your dreams or your goals, on whether people like them or not. What you base them on is what you feel in your heart is the right thing for your life this year. What is God speaking to your soul?
It's the 5th day of this new year. Resolve to dig in. Resolve to keep both feet planted firmly on what you have set out to do. Resolve to let the haters hate and the fakers fake. But you, my friend, you be authentically you and do immeasurably more with what you have set out to do this year.
I hope you are encouraged and I can't wait to see what you do with your goals and your dreams.
If you feel you are going at alone there are some things you can do to stay steady on the path. When it comes to your goals, you should:
- Take some time to be alone
- It is so important to take time to focus on what it is that you are trying to achieve. It's in this space that you can refine your strategy on how to be successful at attaining it.
- What is really important for you to work on this year? Are your goals too lofty? Are they too generic? It's important to figure out what goals are most necessary to give energy to and what goals aren't. Doing this will help you save time and will keep you from the dreaded realization that there ARE some things that won't happen...and although this is true, having more moments like these will actually discourage you from your other goals.
- Find Your People
- You have your people who you know you can trust with your dreams and your goals. These are people who will sit and listen and speak life into them. They will ask you questions to help you refine and move your passion deeper into what you are wanting to achieve. The people you choose to share with are the people you trust with your heart. These dreams and goals are heart-things, so trust sparingly. And allow them to hold you accountable to these things.