Half-Time – How To Win!
Happy New Year! Welcome to my blog if this is your first visit, and thank you for visiting again if you have been here before:-)
2020 was certainly a year of dramatic change and this year begins with the legacies of 2020 driving our economic decisions and current outcomes. It would be easy to come into this year with very little or no hope at all.
But that is not my heart, because my faith says to speak life and to have hope in the one that created all things. Challenges and difficulties happen and will constantly happen. Yet, throughout time people continue to have dreams and plans and achieve amazing things, in a world that told them they “could not!” “Not now – the time is wrong!” “You can’t!”
Last year may have you feeling as if you are on the loosing team in life. The underdog of life. Nothing ever goes right. You have more against you, than for you. But the beauty about a competive game like football (Soccer to American’s) Basketball, etc. Are the time outs when your Coach sees what’s happen to the team and what needs to change and shares strategies to the team to improve and change what has happened so far! The past can never be change but what is yet to be played can be!
The past can never be change but what is yet to be played can be!
Change starts in the mind! Cultivate and feed negative things and hope gets consumed leaving you reaping more of what you don’t want.
Cultivate change that fuels growth of positive new things and inevitably you will see the benefits.
Sometimes we find ourself in the position where “the tail is wagging the dog!” Instead of “The dog wagging its tail.”
What do I mean? I mean, instead of our thinking governing our emotions and actions. Instead, our emotions drive our thinking and subsequent actions.
Half-time is the point in your life where you take time out to rethink! Regroup! Re-strategies in order to plan a new change.
Challenge is when you find and implement resilience. Resilience is our mental fight that enables us to get up, restart and move forward again.
John Maxwell says the following:-
- Changing your thinking changes your belief.
- Changing your belief changes your expectations.
- Changing your expectations changes your attitude.
- Changing your attitude changes your behaviour.
- Changing your behaviour changes your performance.
- Changing your performance changes your LIFE!
From Thinking For Change – Book
Personal Development is where we all start with ourself. Not to measure and compare ourselves against others. That is the most destructive thing you can do.
It’s about looking inwardly with a view to nurture and build you. By removing the things that inwardly take away from you and instead bring in what feeds you, adds to you and increases you.
Growth is a ccontinual thing. You are never to old, to educated, to poor, too far behind to grow. Change begins where you are. Growth moves you from where you are to the vision or goal you have in mind.
How will you win in 2021?
What will you read?
What are you listening to?
What new course did you have in mind to start?
What change do you want to make?
What needs to go?
What needs to be improved?
This is not about trying change everything all at once. But select one thing you wish to change and one new thing you wish to start?
Be intentional with these choices. Don’t just think about them. Start them and be diligent about keeping on top of them. Know that as you progress the next step for change will become evident to you!
Until my next post. Be the change you want to see.