becoming the woman God needs me to be
No, not those kinds of bullets. I mean the bullets you use to organize lists in documents on your computer. The ones where you can pick if you want to be a circle or a square or a checkbox or one of those sassy Wingding options.These little symbols helped me organize my otherwise scatterbrained thoughts to create:
Confession: sometimes I use bullets that are checkboxes already filled with a checkmark so I can feel a sense of accomplishment before I even start :-)
But today I used the bullets to finalize my 2014 “resolutions”. To be truthful, I’m not a fan of making resolutions. It almost feels like a dirty word that should be bleeped out from all verbal and written communications. A lazy word representing wishes without action, hopes without plans, and a buzzword to fill the interwebs with self help articles just to boost a site’s google ranking. So rather than use my trusty bullets for such an endeavor I have instead created what I call my mission statement for 2014.
But as you know, lofty goals like these will remain nothing more than wishes unless you detail out the daily actions you plan to take to get there. A fitness coach I follow on Facebook shared this the other day about weight loss goals but I think it can apply to just about anything:
“… people fail because they choose things that they actually have very little direct influence over… losing weight is not a behavior. Losing weight is an outcome not an action. Making that resolution sounds good, but it doesn’t address at all what you actually need to DO… rather than simply listing the outcomes you want to achieve, resolve to perform a list of ACTIONS that will bring about those outcomes. Then, when you begin execute those actions with consistency, the outcomes you’re hoping for will gradually begin to appear.” – Coach Mark from Lean Bodies Consulting
While I agree completely with the quote above I will spare you my step by step bullet by bullet details of how I plan to accomplish these lofty goals and just give you a few highlights, so you can be a part of the group that holds me accountable (if you so choose).
Reintroduce gratitude and thankfulness
Reduce the clutter
Create new learning experiences
Respect the body God gave me
So thank you Jesus for bullets.
Help me fulfill my first bullet and tweet @journalynn what you are #thankful4 today