Wow! What a year it has been, filled with its fair shares of ups and downs. That’s life, right? Things I hadn’t considered or prepared myself for in life was hearing of all the trouble my son was having and having to learn how to cope so he could cope. What an eye changer that was for me, a good one in my opinion. There’s so much I’ve learned because of my son. Funny how the parent thinks they are the one to teach the child, and then we don’t even consider what the child teaches the parent. There were the downs of having to see him struggle, but the ups of working through them together.
This insight helped open my eyes to my writing and how I run my life. I spent a lot of time stacking wood onto the pile, but I wasn’t stroking the fire. I wasn’t allowing myself to grow because I was blind to how I was also hindering myself. The revelation didn’t strike until a month ago, but what a difference this last month has been. Now, I have a solid plan, a schedule, ideas mapped out so they compliment one another. It’s not a jumbled mess like they’ve been in the past. Now that I understand, I can focus. This had been one of my son’s problems. He didn’t know how to focus because of his issues. Now, after stepping back and accessing it, he knows how to approach it.
Even through the jumbled mess, however, there were plenty of perks.
In order to have a breakthrough year, you will need to take giant leaps and big risks. Bounce on the devil and put the pedal to the floor. You have to smash through that goal.
Where did such fine advice come from? One of the top resources I’ve been researching, studying, and implying to my life the past few months. Lisa Jacob’s Your Best Year 2018. Lisa Jacob’s is one of the best gems I have discovered this year. I have learned a lot from Lisa about doing for doing’s sake versus doing to further your goals. I highly recommend her book if you feel like you’re in a rut and need some direction. Whether your goals are personal or business, her advice is solid. I am so thankful for the relief I now feel with some direction, versus the zig-zag path I’ve had the past six years.
What’s to come in 2018 book-wise? Lots!
Happy New Year to you all. May 2018 be your best year yet!