I just had a birthday recently! And I shared a few things that God has been revealing to me over time that I wish I had known when I was younger. This time of the year is good for me to reflect and take an internal assessment overall. But I realize though, not everyone takes the time to reflect and look back for the purpose of personal development. So if you’re one of those people here’s a few reasons you should make time for a personal inventory:
- Know your mark of progress: how can you know where to go if you don’t know where you truly are? Every day is a new starting point. Sometimes we can think we are further behind, but we are right where we need to be. It’s good to know for yourself where you’re at so you aren’t relying on others to tell you. Only you know where you are headed. So figure where you want to land, and be honest with your current state in order to make the proper changes.
- Expect bigger: if we don’t know we can dream bigger we will keep our dreams small and become complacent when we hit them easily. Use a time of reflection to really recognize where you truly desire to get to... no matter how crazy it sounds. Without anyone else's opinion involved. What do you REALLY envision for yourself? Aim higher now, that's your mark.
- Self-aware: To make REAL progress, we have to be real with where we are at right NOW! We can have a tendency to lie to ourselves that we are getting better, the truth isis we are better than we used to be but stopped continuing to get better. So if that's you, it's time to be completely honest and say, ”this is where I want to get to, and the rate in going I'm not going to get there”.
Ladies, 2020 is just around the corner. Don't wait until the week of New Year's to want to go get your life in order. Take an assessment now and start organizing. This could be goals financially, career ambitions or simply personal development or even all of the above. You can do it, you have the power to change if you just acknowledge where you're at so you can get headed in the right direction.
Keep your crown up,