12 Jan You have to do something different, to get different results!!
I bet we’ve all heard the saying…
If you want to get different results, you have to do something different. Of course we have.
Now here’s the thing…. for years and years, I’ve been in denial. My way works. It works for me. Always has and most likely always will. But…. how far has it taken me? Not very far. I recently came to the realization that life as I know it wasn’t necessarily ‘working for me’, but I was comfortable doing the same mundane things over and over again.
I was a wallflower you see…. I liked to blend in, leave no mark, shake no routines, do the same thing over again without risking anything. I hated to break routine. I preferred just being in the comfort of my repetitious flow.
One day, I started saying these lines to myself….
•’well behaved women seldom make history’
•’anything worth doing is worth doing well’
• ‘the only thing constant is change.
• ‘change is evitable’
• ‘work hard and play hard’
• ‘stop saying one day and act now’
• ‘be bold and take that step’
• ‘if you want different results, you have to do things differently’
• ‘I can do all Hong’s through christ who strengthens me ‘
• ‘I was not born to just do nothing and die’
And finally I started asking myself ‘what’s the worst that could happen’?
The power of speaking things into existence and repeating the same mantra over and again have seeped in, taken root and flourished.
I started writing down all my goals, no matter how big or silly they may appear. I’ve written and written and written. I’ve planned. I’ve strategized and out and to action.
Things are taking shape, people are buying into my vision, I am acting on my vision and plans.
You have to take a stand. Make a decision today. Decide to believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams and vision. You owe it to yourself.
Take a pen. Write down your plans. Bring in one or two people to pray over it and ask god for His perfect will over you and your plans.
Decide that this new year, you’re going to start something new. Do something different. It’s up to you. It’s your plan. It’s your growth.
Get an accountability partner. I’m not talking about a “Yes Man” or a ‘Debbie downer’. Someone who you know will give it to you straight when you’re going off track, but will also be ready to support and cheer you on.
It’s not too late to start. Just do it.