I’m two weeks in to the New Year and I can’t seem to jump start my focus. I began writing down a list of short term goals I want to meet so I can get started on them immediately. Even though it was a short list it was still some major hurdles that I had to “Jump”. But the question arises, “What do you do when you can’t seem to get motivated to get your goals accomplished?” I struggled with this and after a week of brainstorming and praying I came up with a plan that really works for me.

          First thing I did to regain my focus so I could definitely meet my short and long terms goals was praying without ceasing! For those who are into the church and religion and understand the power of prayer this may hit very close to home for you. Growing up in the church I loved hearing my father speak or pray. Just hearing how powerful his voice was and the things he would say gave me chills and pretty much helped strengthen my faith. It is true there is power in prayer. So I wrote down a few things that I needed god to assist me with and I prayed about these things daily. I noticed that even though I was praying for the same thing daily, each day my prayer was different and more powerful than the day before. So first step daily prayer.

          Second step is creating my vision board. For the last two years I’ve had a vision board party for my bday to jumpstart my year. The last two years I used the same vision board because most of my goals didn’t change but this year I switched it up. Even though my bday isn’t until the 19th of this month I’ve already began on my vision board for 2016. One thing that I did differently was instead of using a poster board I’m using a cork board. The reason being is just in case my vision or goals change I can add or remove things as the year progresses. I also put my board where I can see it daily so I don’t lose sight of what’s most important.

          Third sand last step every Sunday I sit down before bed and I write down my agenda for the week. I do this for work/life balance. I schedule time for blogging, studying, spending time with my daughter, laundry, personal time etc. This helps me complete small and big tasks weekly so that I stay on the right track.

          So after a week I’ll admit I was off to a slow start but I’m full speed ahead in the right direction. I’m excited about the future and I couldn’t wait to share some of my ideas with my readers. I encourage you to set a plan for the life changes you want to make in 2016. Set yourself up for the best opportunity to accomplish your goals.