Happy New Year everyone and welcome to my first post of 2019! It looks like quite a few people had a tumultuous 2018, myself included. It wasn’t terrible but my highs literally just about surpassed my lows. Was it all bad? In a word, no. Even through the storm, I’ve learnt so much. One of the biggest things I learnt last year, was the importance of having a plan, having goals.
I believe that 2019 is going to be a fabulous year for me. Why is this year going to be different to any other year? The simplest answer is, I changed my mind…set (Keyshia Cole reference). I’m changing my mindset.
Bottom line, in order to achieve some of my larger goals, I have to step out in faith. I can’t see to believe, I have to BELIEVE that I WILL see and be CONFIDENT in that. That is how the bible describes faith, and that is a truth I’m going to embrace.
Visualizing is so important especially when it comes to setting goals. For example, true example by the way! I really want to buy a house this year. It isn’t impossible. However, I need to get a mortgage. That is a lot of credit for anyone to have. I’ve made some terrible financial decisions in the past and I’m in the process of fixing my credit. My human mindset is telling me “Put this house idea on hold until you fix your credit”. My faith mindset is telling me “Work on your credit but book those house viewings as well! Miss out on your dream home for what?”
You can’t always do what is normal. Normal brings normal results. Inject a little bit of “People are going to think I’m a bit crazy for this but…” and I’m sure you will get your desired result…If you believe of course! I call this faith others say laws of attraction. Whatever you believe, visualize what you want irrespective of your current situation.
Work, work, work, work, work aka action
Mate! You can put whatever you want in God’s hands or out into the universe. If you don’t take action, you might as well rip up your goals now. No matter how far fetched our goals may seem. We have to put the work in, we have to lay the foundations for our goals to materialise. Your dream opportunity will not appear by magic. Maybe you need a new set of skills, so you can work on that. You want a new job, is your CV updated? Although these are basic ideas, they are things we have to think about. Our actions are a vehicle for our goals to progress until fruition.
Visualize and Watch it Materialise
This all sounds rather easy, but in reality it’s not. There will always be a reason why you can’t do something. Someone will create doubt and question if what you are doing will work. Life itself can get in the way! Don’t even get me started on friends and family! They can be the best cheerleaders and even better naysayers!
One of my best friend’s really wanted to marriage to be part of her future. She wasn’t obsessing over it, but she knew she wanted someone to share her life with. My girl started going to bridal shops and trying on dresses. People even asked her, “what’s the point?” She wasn’t dating and she didn’t even have a ring on her finger. Fast forward a couple of years to today and she’s getting married this year! Some of you may say this is chance or coincidence. I believe this is a result of the action she took.
Things take time, some things longer than others. In the words of Take That , ‘Just have a little patience’. Everything happens in its time. Trust the process!
See you next time!