It’s another Monday and I’m starting with better energy than I had last week. Here’s another #MondayMotivation to push you a little harder for the week ahead.
I know it’s interesting that I, as the creator of an inspirational website, would post this Words of Wisdom clip from fitness trainer and speaker Jared Hamilton. Even though the made this particularly for fitness goals, I think it can be applied to any goal that you have in life.
The gist of this clip from Jared is that you’re not always going to feel like working on your goals. If the only time that you can put in the effort is when you’re feeling motivated to, you’re going to struggle to get to where you want to be. There are going to be plenty of days when your motivation is low, or you’re not seeing results, or you’re feeling lazy, but you have to do it anyway. Success is based on consistency, discipline, and true commitment. Meaning you do what needs to be done even if you don’t want to. You stay committed to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.
Lawd. Even with this site and all of the positive content I take in, I still struggle to stay on top of what I’m working on and involved in. Even as I write this crazy short post and batch other pieces of content, I’d much rather be binge-watching something on Netflix. But I owe it to myself to commit and execute on a streamlining process to ultimately make my life easier. I owe it to myself to do what I have to do to get to where I want to be. We all do.
Watch Jared’s wise words below.
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!