I always find the first week of 2018 to be bitter-sweet. It’s like, I’m excited about what the new year has to hold but I’m struggling to get back into the routine of things. Am I the only one out there that feels this way? I didn’t think so. lol You may also feel like everywhere you turn you see or hear someone talking about setting goals for the new year.
For some of you,the whole goal-setting thing is exciting! You love to do it, work towards accomplishing them and tracking your progress.
For others, goal-setting is like a chore. You don’t like it. You never see anything good come from it and it’s something you are not motivated to do. If you fall into the unmotivated-goal-setting crew, I’m writing this post just for you (hey that rhymed LOL…not intentionally tho….but let’s go with it.)
There are several reasons why you may be unmotivated to set goals for the new year: fear, feeling stuck, lack of confidence, depression, feeling undeserving of better etc. Over the next few days (not necessarily consecutively), , I want to share with you three things to think about that will motivate you to set goals for 2018.
2015, 2016, 2017 is over. Could it be that you are physically in 2018 but mentally and emotionally you are still in the past? The past is the past and there is nothing you can do to change it. BUT, you can change your future. I challenge you today to think forward. Dream again. Believe again.
Natalie, this is easier said than done.
Trust me, I know that. I’ve been in a place where I didn’t want to think about what could be nor did I have the energy to do so. It was not until I was sick and tired of being sick and tired that I made up in my mind to think forward no matter how painful it would be.
I think that a lot of times we forget that we have the power to change things. While people and your past could have hindered you at one time or another, it should not hold you back permanently. This is where you must CHOOSE to make a change. Choose to do thinks differently and thinking forward is where you start.
Choosing to remain in the past mentally will cause you to miss out on the growth, blessings and purpose God designed for you life.
So how can you begin to think forward:
- Develop a Philippians 4:8 mindset
- Pray for a mind that will not settle in the past but will think towards the future.
- Dream again. and believe again…list one thing you would love to accomplish
- Forgive yourself and anyone else that may be holding you back.
- Decide to move past what you feel into what you KNOW will make a difference in your life.
- Stay tuned to more blog posts for encouragement!
Have a wonderful weekend!