It’s taken a few days longer than the anticipated 31 (by five, so not terrible), but I did it. I journeyed through 31 days of intention and didn’t give up. And that, Internet? That’s progress. That tells me that something within myself has changed. Not even 31 days ago, I would have jumped ship as soon as I missed a day. That’s the ugly beast of OCD and perfectionism. If it can’t be perfect, the way it was originally planned, then it just can’t be at all. But this time, that wasn’t the case. This time, I took a deep breath, regrouped, and pushed through. Even when it was uncomfortable…especially when it was uncomfortable.
It was in the uncomfortable that I grew, that I changed. During this journey of intention, I’ve had to admit a lot of hard, painful things about myself…and *to* myself. And in the process, I’ve began to uncover the things that set my heart on fire.
I’m not there yet; there’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done, but I know now that I have the strength to put in the work, to dig deep, and to make life happen.
That’s what life’s about, after all: Focusing on what matters most and making life happen.
If I had to sum up what I’ve learned from this journey, it would be this: If you want to make things happen in your life, you have to DO something about it. To do the right things, you have to know WHY you are doing them. To find the heart of why you do what you do, you have to face your fears, get real, get vulnerable, get authentic, and let go of the things holding you back.
So, with a prayerful heart and a renewed focus, I vow to make 2014 a year to make what truly matters in life happen and forget all the rest!
This post is part of the 31 Days of Intention series. You can see other posts in this series here.