Back in October, I selected a theme for each day of the week that aligned with my interests. I made this change to the blog after focusing on my health for 30 consecutive days. Doing so made me realize that I was being more reactive with the blog than proactive. Focusing on my health helped me prioritize something that I said was important earlier in the year and gave me a sense of control over my blog posts.
Another aspect of importance was taking action. I have goals and dreams. I could even make plans to attain those goals, but without action, they remain dreams! Hence, Tackle-It Tuesday was born. It was means to identify tasks and be accountable toward taking action weekly.
Given I'm wrapping up my blog, I'm not going to detail my efforts for the coming week. Instead, I'm just going to convey that making lists has been helpful, to a degree. Over the past nine Tackle-It Tuesday's, I typically identified a laundry list of tasks to complete over one week. I often failed at completing that entire list. That taught me to set more realistic goals.
Setting realistic goals is important. But, possibly more important is just starting. It's so easy to sit on the sidelines and not go after a goal because it's so daunting. We have to start. We have to take just one small step. And once we start, we must keep going. We must commit. We must persist.
I am excited about 2018 and will definitely continue to make lists and take action toward the life I want. I hope you are excited for the new year and commit to taking action toward your ideal life as well!
Be open to what comes.