Sending a hearty Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I hope that your time spent today was productive and worthy of giving thanks for…… whether you celebrate the holiday or not, think about it, another day, another week or another month to live life, engage your loved ones & pursue your purpose, is worth giving thanks for. Giving thanks daily creates a vibe/heart of gratefulness. Sharing one’s appreciation for life does something to pave the way for more opportunities & blessings to flow. So Give Thanks * Be Grateful * Live On Purpose Today and everyday….. ~jwill
Around this time of year things slow down for most of us…and rightfully so because for the last 10 months we’ve been pressing through and through. I am here to remind you that during this brief intermission it is imperative that you stay focused. Take this time to reflect on what has worked, what didn’t work and what won’t work for you, your family, your relationships, your business, your ministry etc.…. Losing focus right now will only allow the doors of distraction to fling wide open and with it comes regression. At this point, I whisper “you got this, don’t turn back because It didn’t fit then, don’t force it now”.
Soon (tomorrow, next week, next month) it will be a new season, a new start, and you having not folded will meet it with a renewed (fortified) mindset. #LetsGO
As we all wrap up 2021 and plans go in the works for beginning 2022 on the right/left foot – I encourage you to set SMART goals, not resolutions. Why? Because Research shows that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the beginning of February, and New Year’s resolutions seldom have actionable steps. Most resolutions are created out of peer pressure or based on an arbitrary date. However, when setting SMART goals be sure that they are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. By doing so your chances for success are much better.
But wait – we are not finished with 2021, be sure to reflect on the races you ran this past year. You do this by taking note of the goals you had already set, challenges you experienced, accomplishments made, and what it took to get there. Believe me when I say half the battle is already won – you already possess half of what you need to be successful in 2022.
President Theodore Roosevelt said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” That leads me to believe that the other half of our success depends on who we are connected to in 2022. Here’s what that connectedness should look like.
A new year means a new chapter. That chapter is upon us and ready to be written. For you my friend, I hope that 2022 is an incredible year and an even greater part of your success-connectedness story. Ready – Set – Go!!