Today, I am grateful for Home Teachers who are faithful and willing to come visit me every month. Today, the message was perfect and exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you Chad and Steve. The message was very motivating, so much so that I decided to tweak my new year resolutions around this talk! Before, I have had some specific goals, which is great, but you (I) can fall short easily and get disappointed quickly. So... in light of the new year and a new beginning, here are my goals for a better me:
AttitudeHave a POSITIVE attitude! This will take a conscience effort on my part, but I know that I have a CHOICE to be positive. We can't direct the winds, but we can adjust the sails!
“Attitude, to me, is more important than … the past, … than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” -Charles Swindoll
BelieveMostly in myself. I am my own worst enemy and critic. While it can be good at times, I need to learn to forgive myself and learn from mistakes and believe I can accomplish what lies ahead.
"Don’t limit yourself and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities."
You can achieve what you believe you can.... the possibilities are endless!
CourageCourage to be myself, and courage to get back up when I stumble. I go through phases where it would be much easier to give up and throw in the towel with certain situations.... school, relationships, work... whatever it may be. For me, it will take courage to make another effort and try again, especially if the first attempt wasn't so great. That courage will come from me listening to my heart and doing what I feel is right. This will be a toughy!
"There will be times when you will be frightened and discouraged. You may feel that you are defeated. The odds of obtaining victory may appear overwhelming. At times you may feel like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember—David did win!"
We'll see how it goes from here. One month down, only 11 to go :) Happy ABCs to everyone.
For more from this awesome talk, go here.