The “What Next?” – Part 2

Hey there!  I hope you had a great week, thinking on your “what next?”  Remember last week’s blog?  Here it is just incase you haven’t read it yet!  Last week, I shared these three suggestions, as you and I pursue our God-sized goals:

  • Do Something
  • Be Over “It”
  • Call Out Your Distractions

Here are a few more tips to help you and me as we work through our very imperfect yet exciting journey:

Accept Support

This one is really hard for me!  When you are struggling, you need to let people know.  Not so that they can feel sorry for you, but so that they can support you in reminding you of what is true and helping you to refocus on moving towards the goal you originally set.  Accepting support goes hand in hand with the next thought…

Be Accountable

When you are working towards goals, it is best to have people around you who can hold you accountable. I am not a fan of being micromanaged, but I am so very thankful for my inner circle of friends, who call or text and ask me how I am progressing towards goals.  And they don’t let me get away with surface level answers.  If you don’t have a group like this, get one!  I am more than happy to encourage, brainstorm, and cheer you on — reach out!

Give Grace But Not a Blank Check

You and I are going to make decisions we wish we wouldn’t have.  When that happens, make it right, learn from it, and move forward.  Don’t beat yourself up over about it, but ALSO, don’t use this as an opportunity to slide back into other nonproductive habits in the name of “giving yourself some grace” or “just being human.”

Celebrate Big and Often

We do not do this enough. We are worried that people around us are going to think we are boasting.  Truth is, we are!  We should celebrate long and loud that we have joined the minority in becoming personal problem solvers.  There IS NOT a shortage of people on this planet who are professional complainers (on and off social media), and others who are skilled in the art of “I wish I could, if only…”  When you and I make progress, we need to be proud of that.  We need to show others it’s a big deal.  If they don’t feel like celebrating with you, toss your confetti in their face!  No, don’t do that – I was just kidding.  Seriously, though, celebrating big and often provides personal motivation to continue pressing on towards your goals.

As I shared last week, I am not an expert on this topic, but I have had several “bends in the road” of my life and I have found these areas crucial in growing as opposed to groaning from the experience.

Let me know how you’re progressing towards the goals God has revealed to you by commenting below!

Thanks for reading/listening, following, and sharing the blog with someone.  ALSO, thank you for following me on Instagram and Facebook (both are “Choosing Confetti”).

Have a GREAT one, Friends!

-James

This IS one of my go-to Scriptures when I am in the “What Next?” mode! 

“In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame!” (Psalm 71:1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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