Motivational Monday: New Year, More Patience

 

Happy Motivational Monday, friends! I hope you all ushered in the new year with your loving friends and family. I honestly still can’t believe it’s 2017. That just sounds unbelievable to say, and perhaps it’s the unbelievable, the magical, the mystery that makes this year feel so…special. Or maybe it’s all the intentional goal-setting I’ve been doing. Who knows. The point is, however, that regardless of the negativity occurring all around the world, this year feels like it’s going to be my best one yet, and I hope you feel it too. Now, I should say I’m not like the usual folks who set resolutions, feel super excited about it for a few days, and then let it all fall to the waist side. No, wait. That’s exactly who I am, and I’m downright tired of it! One of the things I’ve always been super good at is not following through. In fact, I think I wrote about that a few months ago. This lack of following through has to do with a lack of patience, but there are 365 days in a year–what’s the hurry? We oftentimes overwhelm ourselves with unrealistic expectations and resolutions for the new year and want to rush through it all. It’s no wonder we don’t achieve our goals, so let’s do it right this time, okay?

 

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Kermit Says: Set Goals and Crush ‘Em

 

 

Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between! Dearest friends, this is the post you’ve been waiting for, the main event, the highlight of the week, the pièce de résistance. Just in time for 2017, today’s post is all about goal-setting. Goal-setting is challenging, complex, overwhelming, and somewhat elusive, especially if your goals aren’t rooted in something intentional and purposeful. In fact, Southern Weddings editor-in-chief, Make It Happen author and Powersheet creator, Lara Casey, says goals must be “connected to what matters.” Raise your hand if you’re tired of just existing, moving about aimlessly, and/or setting (but not reaching) goal after goal after goal. Casey’s whole spiel gets at the very heart of that quandary and suggests that when we determine what matters most to us, we’ll be able live our lives with intention and purpose.

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Wellness Wednesday: Envision Your Life

 

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! Apologies for the late post, but better late than never, right? With just three days left of 2016, it’s time to start goal-setting and resolution-making. If you’ve been following the Kermit Says… Instagram page (@kermitsays1), you know I’ve been obsessing over Lara Casey’s novel and powersheets, hoping she’ll shed some much-needed tips on how I can intentionally create a purposeful life, and I thought I’d share some of those tips with you as well. But before we bust out the papers and pens for specific goal-setting, I thought we could get creative and break out the poster board, markers, scissors, glue, and magazines. That’s right, today we’re talking about vision boards.

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Motivational Monday: Leave Fear Behind

 

 

Happy Motivational Monday, friends! It’s hard to believe this is the last motivational post of 2016, but I’m so thankful we’ve made it to this day. Friends, as I write this post, I have to admit I am EXHAUSTED! Not because I hosted Christmas brunch yesterday (though that might be a tiny contributor), but because I just spent the last three hours or so sitting and working through Lara Casey’s Make it Happen 2017 Powersheets (an intentional goal setting planner) and Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, and Live on Purpose (2014), and I’ve barely made a dent in either. My head is pounding and adrenaline is rushing through my veins. I am pumped up! Casey asks really thought-provoking questions that require you to get real with yourself. I don’t think I was ready to admit somethings, but as taxing as this process was, I found my honest responses reflective, illuminating, and beneficial. I will write and post a proper review of both books later this week, but I just had to stop, take a breath, and share what has stood out to me thus far: fear is a powerful thing.
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