Wishing you all a very happy and blessed New Year! No matter what happened in 2018 –good, bad, or indifferent– make this year great. Work smart. Play hard. B Kind. B Silly. B Inspired. B Imperfect.
Someone I follow on Instagram shared this quote:
“My 2019 word is going to be CONSISTENCY. I pray my energy, my mind, my focus, my happiness, my growth, my spirit, my time, my efforts all to be CONSISTENT.
It spoke to me because I had already determined that consistency had to be my life this year. Sure, 2018 was good, and I’m so grateful for my progress in live overall. But I had to be real. Lack of consistency is why I am not further along. My not being truly obedient to the vision that God has given to me is why I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to.
I’m over kinda sorta wanting things. I’m over kinda sorta working after them. I’m not saying anything to anyone. I’m just getting to work and doing what I KNOW I should’ve done in 2018. Even when I’m tired. Even when it’s cold and I want to be in bed. Even when it’s rough.
I’m determined to work at it all consistently. By December 31, 2019, it’s going to be a whole other ball game.
Listen, you can have all the planners and notebooks you want for 2019. You can dream it, plan it, and even execute some things. You can make a bomb vision board with great intentions to kick off the year strong. You can tell your plans to the world, and post it on Twitter or Instagram. But if you’re not consistently working after those goals, you’re not going to make it as far as you want to.
You may be successful in some ways, yeah. But think about how much you can accomplish by going after your plans in some way, shape, or form, on a regular basis. Consider what your health may be like by the end of the year. Consider where your business will go. Think about all that you can do career-wise. Your relationships. Your finances. YOUR LIFE. Think of where you’ll be in 2020. That’s what’s pushing me.
It’s been time, y’all. It’s been time to cut out the excuses, the procrastination, the distractions, the kinda-sorta wanting things, the kinda-sorta doing things. Doing things halfheartedly will get you halfhearted results. Period.
This year, it’s about knowing what you want and working after it with everything you got. No matter how it feels some days. Even when it looks like you’re not going to make it. Even when you’re afraid to fail. Even when you’d rather be sleeping on New Year’s Day instead of batching content (okay, that’s probably just me). Be consistent anyway!