Have you found yourself past the halfway mark of this year and no closer to any of your goals? Did you not even set yourself any goals or make any specific plans for this year? Have you made some progress but need some motivation to reconnect with your purpose or passions?
Did you declare a word for the year? What have you been doing to focus on it or push yourself this year?
Not everyone wants to set goals, resolutions or words of focus, but if you want to live a life you design for yourself rather than one that just ticks over year after year I suggest you at least become intentional about how you are living.
If you feel something is missing – go and find it and fill yourself up.
If you have always wanted to try something – don’t wait until you are 50 or 60 years old.
If you have a dream – explore it.
If you want to change – start with day one.
You are more in control of your life than you might currently believe. If you don’t claim that control you are giving it away to someone else. Will you decide how you spend your time, what the mood of your life is, set the tone and pace, dedicate your energy to the things you want and love, or will you wake up each day and put out fires, react to other people’s needs and dreams and demands right up to the exhausted minute you put your head to the pillow and breathe out?
Don’t declare you have no time, no money, no motivation, no support…
Claim your life for yourself whether it is small bite by small bite or massive feast, every morsel that you create and enjoy will matter.
Whether your goals and hopes and dreams are big or simply small steps forward make them a priority so that next year you know you made the changes you wanted to see. They will not magically happen on their own, others will not suddenly appear to give you time or space to achieve them, there is no perfect day to start or finish. We are each responsible for our paths in this world. We can ask for help, we can change our course, we can even put a dream away on a shelf, but no one else can take the steps for us.
So I ask – how will you spend the rest of this year?
Find your simple,