Happy Friday! I hope you crushed it this week! And even if you didn’t, I know you can find at least one victory that you can be proud of!
I want to talk to you about the goals and resolutions you set for yourself this year. Each person reading this is at a different point in achieving those goals. Some of you are making progress and you’re motivated by the results you’re seeing. Some of you might be feeling discouraged because you’re not still making progress or maybe you’ve almost given up.
Today, I want you to renew your mind. I want you to commit to the idea that it’s going to take time to reach your goal. It’s going to take time. It’s going to take failing. It’s going to take a little frustration. But mostly, it’s going to take time.
Commit to the time it’s going to take to achieve your goal. Why? Because you need that time in order to become who you need to become to be that person.
Imagine a kid who turns 16 and gets their driver’s license without any training or testing. What happens when they go out on the road? It ain’t pretty.
What they actually needed was that six months or a year to really train, to take the time it requires to become a driver. They needed to become a person who checks their blind spot, who knows how to brake slowly, who knows how to yield. They even needed a few close calls to become the person who can react quickly and handle the pressure of a split second decision.
And so it is with your goals. Where you’re going is really about who you are becoming in the process. If you got to the end goal without the process, you wouldn’t know how to act or be once you got there! And what does that mean? It means you’d lose your license pretty quickly.
So if you’re becoming a person who lost 50 pounds, you have to commit to the time and work it will take to get there. You already know it’s not going to happen instantly. So, use the time to commit to learning about your relationship with food and learning about fueling yourself. You need the time to learn how 50-pounds lighter you is going to act in stressful times. You need the time to learn how 50-pounds lighter you is going to get to the gym on the days she doesn’t feel like it. In this way, when you get there, you’re ready to stay there! But those things are teeny tiny little details.
If you’re becoming a person who is debt free, you have to commit to the time and work it will take to get there. It’s not going to happen overnight. Commit to the time it’s going to take for you to learn to manage your finances. Afterall, a financially free person has to know how to stay that way. You need the time to learn how you find fulfilment in non-material things. You need the time to learn how financially-free you is going to be patient and budget for priorities rather than pay for them on credit. It takes time, but you need that time to grow into the person you’re going to be!
Finally, if you’re becoming a happily married person, you need to commit to the time and work it will take to get there. Imagine that in a year, you’re living a different life where you and your spouse totally enjoy each other’s company. You laugh, you play, you dream together. You need that entire year to collect the skills it takes to push through frustration, anger, hurt, stress and all the other things you’re going to face. You need the time to learn how the happy you behaves, responds and reacts. You need that time to figure out how the happily-married version of you communicates and relates to your spouse.
So, today, make the commitment. It’s going to take time. But you need that time. You have that time. It’s going to be totally worth it!
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