4 Steps To Move You Towards Your Goal.

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Did you know it is March? No, you are still stuck in January? Well, me too and that is okay. This week I took my first step towards my “real” goal.

You ever wonder why we think if we don’t start our goals in January and stay on track all year well then we will just have to drift along and wait until next year to start?  We might not consciously do this but typically this is what happens. Well, not this year. I won’t let it happen, will you?

So what step did I take? Well, I decided to sign up for a self-hosted WordPress blog. I followed the very simple tutorial video Michael Hyatt put together and you can check it out here.

Why do you ask? Well, I want to start getting serious about my blog and if I am paying for it and able to make changes and improvements myself most likely I will stay a little more on track with where I want it to go. I also signed up for Elite Blogging Academy and can’t move forward without taking this step first.

My next step is to figure out how to move my free WordPress posts over to my new Self-Hosted WordPress site. I would love direction from anyone out there who can send me a video or step by step on how to do this. I can do some digging myself but I would bet a more experienced blogger out there already knows the perfect place to check it out.

I also started reading Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. Can you tell I like Michael Hyatt? His blogs, podcasts and video tutorials have really guided me through this entire blogging process. In this new book, they help you figure out how to “create a simple but effective life plan” and you should definitely check it out.

In summary, it wasn’t just one step but it was the one step that built momentum up to keep me going.

  1. Step One: Take one step, it is never too late to start a new goal.
  2. Step Two: Seek guidance from experts to help you take your next step.
  3. Step Three: When you are stuck ask others for help.
  4. Step Four: Create a Life Plan to ensure your goal fits within it.
    1. For some, you may want to do this first but for me, I needed a little boost to take that first step to get my momentum going.

What other steps do you take to work towards your goals?

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Question Wednesday 1: Strengths

Beautiful Things: Strengths

Today I am going to begin a monthly post to ask questions to all of you beautiful people out there.  Yes, you  I am not out here on my own writing to myself so one day I will return and answer myself, but that might be interesting to do in the future. I wonder how my future self would give advice to my old self. I digress, as usual.

So let’s get to the questions.

  1. What do you do each week to try and build into your strengths?
  2. What have you reflected on or been reminded by someone else that you don’t do so well and you thought it was a strength?
  3. As Marcus Buckingham says, how can you start to “tilt the floor towards your strengths” to be the best you?

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What Does Epiphany Mean To You?

Epiphany

As I gazed upon my calendar right there imprinted on this date was the word epiphany. A quick definition found on Google:A sudden revelation or insight. But why was this word on my calendar? As I read through a deeper explanation found here, some things began to unravel in my mind. Going back replaying moment by moment I thought why does this word warrant a note like a holiday or special event? Then curiosity got me and I was swiftly going from the story online, to Mathew 2:1-12 and then to confirmation that Magi indeed meant wise men. All roads led to Jesus.

Who knew, well I am sure some of you did, that The Twelve Days of Christmas are not before but after Christmas day? Who knew in some traditions they take all their Christmas trees and wreaths down and have a bonfire on the twelfth day?

But the tradition was beloved in old England.
”Twelfth Night was the burning of the greens; you took the Christmas wreaths
down and burned them,” said the Rev. Bill King, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Clanton. ”In the old English tradition you’d have a bonfire on Twelfth Night.”

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Do you have a drifting mind? Start creating habits.

DriftingMind

It’s the week of Christmas and your mind is a mess. Christmas presents and parties. Blogs and videos on planning out your goals and future. Wrapping up the end of year tasks for work and listing out your New Year’s resolutions. Is there anyone else out there that sees a post about 5 ways to stick to your goals for 2016 and runs in the opposite direction?

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It Is Time To Take Action On Your Purpose.

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It is easy to feel warm and fuzzy when everything around you is sunshine and flowers but stepping into the unknown is frightening and we often build it up with dark shadows and what we think are unattainable dreams.

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#2—The Importance of Mentors

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

It is 3:22 am and I can’t sleep. Tossing and turning with random thoughts I jump out of bed to scribble them down. You ever notice how this happens at the most inopportune times like when in the shower, while driving or right when you want to be sleeping? We allow our minds to relax.

My mind is jumping all around thinking about the strange significance of my kids’ birthdays to my dad’s passing. My son’s birthday is 2/9/99, my daughter’s 12/27/12 and my dad’s passing 3/2/12. I find it interesting that they all have the number 2. Then I think both kids’ birthdays have doubles. 99 and 12/12.

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Find Your Perfect Fit

Shoes

You walk into a store ignited with bright lights and rows of beauty and there they are, the perfect shoes. You run over in excitement hoping they have them in your size. You look frantically but come up empty handed. You try the rows on either side just praying someone misplaced them, but no. Then you wander around trying on others aimlessly and in the end settle for second best and end up either returning them later or watching the dust settle on the box in your closet.

While I was online one day a simple ad popped up with a picture of boots that said “Find your shoes”. Simple and to the point and then it hit me we are all just searching for finding the right fit. A perfect fit for your purpose in life, a perfect fit for your job, a perfect fit for your significant other and you could fill this in with what you are seeking.

When we miss out on what we are searching for we often believe our “perfect fit” is gone forever. We spend hours, days, months, years’ looking for a replacement to what we thought was our “perfect fit”.

You don’t have to try on all the other shoes; just walk up to the counter and ask to order your size. Jot down the brand name and research online for another similar place that sells the same shoe. Look around and realize that none of the options in this store fit what you are looking for. Now leave and be patient for another day when the “perfect fit” will show up.

Maybe those shoes you would have pushed for and never gave up on would mean even more when you had to search and search for them. Have your ever searched for a specific toy your child really wanted from Santa? When you find it you nearly jump up and down. That is what happens when we put all the extra effort into searching. Sometimes it is a pain and sometimes we don’t want to be patient but in the end the reward and joy you get from seeing finally what you have been looking for is indescribable.

Perfect Fit Lesson:

  1. Order your size
    1. Don’t give up when you don’t see what you are looking for right away, ask and you never know what the future may hold
  2. Look for your shoes somewhere else
    1. Just because what you want is not where you are doesn’t mean it isn’t somewhere else very near
  3. None of the shoes are right for you
    1. Be patient and wait

Know that there is no perfect fit just the right time and place.

What “perfect fit” are you searching for? Do you need to change stores or just be patient?

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