In between all of the living I am still getting work done too.
One of the things I have learned about myself this week is that once I decide in my mind that I want to do something, I normally do it. It may take me much longer than it could, it may even look like I’m not working on something at all and I may not ever complete some of the things I have decided on but they are rarely just given up on.
It may be as simple as patience, it may be tenacity or maybe it has something to do with faith or vision but it’s just how it works for me.
One accomplishment currently is the golf tournament. I’m very proud of myself right now. This is the 11th year hosting this tournament and for at least the last seven or eight years I had groups of people that were helping me and we always ran out of time and came up short. This year I opted to oversee things myself, started working on it in October of last year, did a little bit almost everyday and now are about to completely sell out, have some fantastic supporters, more donations and more fun than ever before.
I also look back at the flip house I recently finished. I majorly underestimated how much money and time this one would take but I just kept at it, remained positive, still lived life a bit and saw it through until the end. Instead of dwelling on the losses I look at it as a learning experience and because I didn’t get frustrated or overwhelmed I was still able to complete it with the vision I had, it turned out great and sold for more than was originally expected. Which is huge or I really would have lost a lot.
Where is the lesson in all of this? One, is to keep studying and working on yourself. I am still learning more and more about myself every week. Second, make those plans and don’t give up on them. It may take you longer than you wanted or just maybe not at all but that’s still better than giving up and accepting that it will never happen.
One of the things I really enjoy in our WAM meetings is when people divulge their big dreams and together we work on plans to actually make them happen. When I see people start believing that they can actually achieve their dreams I get to watch them change. They become more motivated and just seem to carry themselves differently.
I want to hear about your big dreams and I’d really enjoy helping you achieve them!