Thursday, September 1, 2011
"Target It" Thursday
Today is September 1st, 2011. It is the beginning of a new month, the beginning of the final third of 2011, and there are exactly 122 days left in the year, about 17 weeks.
Today you have an opportunity to exercise your future. Some of you may blow this idea off, some may sigh and think “one more thing”, but some of you may get a little tingly feeling in the pit of your stomach – and that my friends, is a wonderful feeling. It’s anticipation, possibility, joy and the excitement of life. It’s the wonder of thinking with a smile on your face, “Really? Maybe I could!” That seed of potential has just begun to grow, and it’s tickling your sense of YES!
What could you do in 17 weeks? That’s a university semester. That’s $170 if you put $10 a week away. That’s 17 pounds less if you choose to lose 1 pound a week. That’s a stronger, healthier body if you choose to create a workout plan. That’s 17 Scripture verses you can memorize. That’s about four books you could read if you chose to read a book a month. That’s more time with loved ones, a vacation, 122 days closer to your goals and dreams and plans.
But it all begins with the first step. And girlfriend, that step is TODAY. Yep, face it, TODAY. Write down three goals you would like to have accomplished by January 1, 2012. It’s kind of the opposite of New Year’s resolutions – these are three achievements you will have already done by New Year’s – and won’t that be a great way to end the year!?!?! Don’t limit yourself to “but I” or “There’s no way”. Instead, just write them down, and then begin to allow your creativity to work on the HOW WILL I? You have 122 days to get to meet and conquer those dreams. And stay tuned, because I’ll be revisiting this exercise here.
To help get you started on thinking about your possibilities, I recommend this website: www.superviva.com. It’s a place you can create your “bucket list” – all the things you want to do in your lifetime. Its fun, it’s free, and it’s freeing as well! Let loose, get inspired, and go for it.
You’ve been given one life – make the most of it.