Strength, Courage and Wisdom for 2016

These are my goals for 2016, you knew they were coming! Before I list em out, I’ll share my affirmation for the year: Do it now! If I want to take trips, get my company established, try something new and meet people, I need to do something now.

Sometimes I get so caught up in the planning that I can’t move. I can’t let that happen, I gotta do something, have experiences. After all, the purpose of this blog is to take creative courageous action that inspires and gives others the courage to do the same.

And now for the goals. I plan to dedicate a post to each goal but here are the cliff notes.

Strength: Taking care of my body

This year I want to be more disciplined with this. I’ve made some health improvements but I am not where I want to be yet. Besides that, it’s hard to be productive when I haven’t been moving around. I find that I’m most focused after I’ve had time to move around. So something new I’m going to do this year is walk/bike to places that are within three miles of my home when the weather permits. This way, walking and moving are a part of my everyday routine. I will also be working on a fixed list of healthy foods to eat on the regular basis and ditching the bad stuff (aside from a little ice cream and cake a few times a month).

Courage: Taking a leap of faith as a business owner

As you may or may not know, I established my company, Gernelle Nelson LLC, this year. As of a week ago, I can now charge people for my services! So far I’ve been really caught up in setting things up but avoiding putting myself and the company out there; this sucks. There’s no way I’ll be successful by keeping it all to myself. This year I’m going to get involved, tell everyone I meet about what I do and eventually take a huge leap by walking away from my desk job. It’s going to be epic!

Wisdom: Taking time to pray and get into the Bible

Although it’s third on the list, this is the most important goal of the year. Life has taught me that nothing is impossible for God. Having faith, listening for confirmation and taking action are the keys to making your dreams come true. Jesus isn’t a genie waiting to grant our wishes. If we want something in this life, we need to show Him that we are willing to do the work. The word says that if you’re faithful with little, He will reward you with much. So right where I am, I want to start living a life of gratitude, seeking His help and guidance but also just expressing my gratitude. I’d like to pray twice a day and spend some time meditating on a scripture or chapter in the Bible this year.

Have courage & Happy New Year,

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