Posts tagged planning
The Mid Year Re-Up: 3 ways to get back on track with your yearly goals

Bruh! It’s the middle of the year ALREADY!  Where does the time go?  It reminds me of when I am playing Taboo and it is always that ONE person cheating with the clock…… like why is the time moving so fast? (P.S never play Taboo with me, I’ve lost a couple friends playing that game #ByAnyMeansNeccessary).  It seems as if we were just preparing for the New Year and now it is half way over with. 

By the way how are those goals going?  Have you been working toward them? Do you even remember 5 from the list? Actually raise your hand if you even know where your list is……..

Honesty moment…..

Everywhere that I go I carry a journal with me (minus the club….) and this year I was adamant about writing out all of my goals in the first 5 pages so that they would be accessible.  Well……I may have glanced at them once since February.  How do I know? I mean I WAS tracking my progress and well let’s just say no updates have been made since then… 

My bad.  Yeah I dropped the ball on being a good example with it comes to goal tracking this year.  But one thing about God’s grace is that he always gives us a new day and another chance to get it right.  So if you are just like me and fell off of the goal wagon; here is how to get back in the game.

1.       Reassess

When I finally took a look at my goal list I became……. OVERWHELMED; especially when it came to my fitness goals.  When I returned from Mexico I decided to take a little break from the gym, but a little break turned into a couple of months.  As a result, the goals were a little far fetched and unattainable at this point.  Instead of becoming discouraged I just adjusted. 

Realistically if I worked my hardest what would I be able to accomplish by the end of the year? 

Make sure to make it realistic but also ensure that it will stretch you to put some work in.  And if you have been on it and knocked a couple goals out; how can you further stretch yourself to go to the next level?

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Gearing Up for the New Year: A challenge to make 2016 your year…… .fo’ real this time #FaceYourFear

Can you believe that it is December already?  Seriously where does the time go? 2015 is almost finished, and 2016 will be here in just a blink of an eye.  As the New Year is right around the corner, I want to take this month to focus on preparing for 2016.  Because if you’re anything like me, you also huff and puff when seeing the “20_ _ is MY year!” “New Year, New Me,” statuses only to see that person do the same thing that they did the year before (after they said New Year new me last year……spaaaaaaare me).  So this year we WILL make it better than the last.  It is all about competing with yourself every day, and everyday getting better. 

As we go along this journey of preparation don’t feel as though you are by yourself, because I will share with you some of my obstacles, and plans for 2016 as well.  Just as I will hold you accountable, feel free to get in my behind if and when I am slipping.  If you find yourself struggling don’t hesitate to shoot me an email (thefearhurdler@gmail.com), and we will walk through it together. Make sure to subscribe to the email list to receive weekly reminders, and goodies on how we will conquer once the New Year arrive. 

 

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A Want Without A Plan Is Just A Dream: why your dreams will never become reality

Ohhhh, the times you and your work girls have had this conversation in the lunch room?

“Girl, I can’t stand this place, upper management don’t know what the hell they doing.  You know I have my degree in marketing right, that’s where I want to be.” 

I love to hear people and their aspirations of what they want to do in life.  They understand that the current situation is not their final destination.  But on the flip side, when asked what steps they are taking to land the marketing job?

.........crickets…..crickets……crickets…. 

This reminds me of my teenage years; I was CRAZY about Lil’ Bow Wow.  In addition to covering my wall with images of his face, I created a life in my head with this man;

We were going to meet, he was going to sign me (I was an aspiring rapper in the 7th grade; J Jizzle had BARS), then we were going to get married, play basketball and live happily ever after.....sounds pretty legit. 

Raise your hand if you had that same dream (just replace it with your boo, B2K or N’Sync).  Though I was slightly obsessed, how many times did I attempt to become real? Did I write a letter? Attend any meet and greets? Send him my mix tape? NOPE.  Many of our wants are just that, with no steps taken towards them; it is just like my marriage to Lil'Bow Wow; a figment of our imagination!

 Hoping Is Not An Action

“I hope that I win the lottery one day!” 

Seriously I do; 70 million dollars would look mighty nice in my bank account right about now.  But when you don't play the lottery, that is hard to achieve.  Which then doesn't make the statement make sense.  How can I hope to win the lottery if I don't even do the one thing to win it?

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