Words are easy, at least for a lot of people. It’s easy for us to say that we’re going to do a certain task, to be somewhere at a certain time, or to amount to something we haven’t had the opportunity to amount to before. Speaking is easy, but what’s not always easy is following up on those words – moving them past the point of a promise you make, to the point of a promise that you fulfill.
So to build on my last post and in an attempt to be held accountable to the promises I make, here are five ways that I’m living out my aspirations for 2016. I hope they encourage you to move your dreams into reality too:
- This year, I made the toughest decision I think I’ve ever had to make and decided to pursue a life of freelance full-time. I’m leaving the comfort of routine and security, rolling back my sleeves, and getting my hands a bit dirty in this beautiful independent creative world we live in. And I truly couldn’t be happier about it.
- I also decided to become more self-disciplined when it comes to finances. I’ve set strict budgets for myself and my business, and am saving for the things I desire. Whether they be goods, experiences, or travel.
- I’ve been more self-disciplined when it comes to my health. Today marks day two of getting back into the gym and although my legs are screaming, I think my body will thank me for it in the long-run.
- I’m having more meaningful conversations. I’m sitting down face-to-face (sometimes via FaceTime) and talking to loved ones about everything from their lives to the things that excite them to their worries and doubts. From these conversations, I’m learning how to be better for them and for myself.
- When the future seems murky and unknown, I’m living on the trust of the Lord. Wholeheartedly and completely.
I understand that these things can change and that progress is an evolutionary feat. But for now, it’s a good start. It’s my start. /