Let us not hope. Let us not curl up in a corner with worry. Let us take 2018 plan and strategize with action. And I write this post in the middle of a casino with noise and people.
You see, nothing comes to a worry warrior. You got to look inside and tell yourself that you will be what you gravitate toward, what you thirst to do, what you bleed for, and that’s that. No excuses, no overthinking, just action, even if it’s just baby steps. At least baby steps means you’re moving, and whatever spot you were in yesterday you won’t be in tomorrow. Stand up. Mark your spot. Now take two steps forward then stop. Turn around. That’s day one. Behind you is yesterday. Did you go far? No. But are you in the same spot? No. Celebrate! And then when you do this every day for a month, you’ll see measurable progress, but as long as you are consistent!
We authors send out thick and thin books. But come on, how many of us wrote it in one day? Not many. And even if we did, do you think the editing process will take one day? Nope. You see finished products all day, every day. We see it with models, movies, and singers. Honor the process! It ain’t going nowhere.
Today, we were given another calendar year. Take advantage. Forget about 2017. It’s gone. Look forward with your eyes wide open and be responsible and go for the gold. Create your vision board, make it reasonable, obtainable, but daring. Think highly of yourself enough to make goals so drastic that you’ll impress yourself once you’ve conquered the board, but make it obtainable so you don’t freeze up with unrealistic expectations along the way. Then write down where you’re at currently, and think of how to get there. And whatever you do in 2018, cancel out the things that won’t get you there and the people who don’t bring anything to the table. Remember, don’t rely on motivation or willpower, because I write or work on other book aspects whether I’m motivated or not. It’s a false and inconsistent emotion and if we only worked when feeling like it, man, this country would be in a sad state. Besides, you’ll grow when you just do it without the desire. That’s dedication to yourself right there. And don’t worry about whether or not people or your friends cheer you on. Baby, you got to move that ass even when no one is looking. Honor you. Do you. We’re not in high school; ain’t nobody got time for cheerleaders.
Knock ‘me dead, baby.