I think my single biggest obstacle of achieving everything I image in life are my feelings [emotions]. Seriously, if I take a moment to reflect on why I have [or have not] achieved something, I can make a clear connection to my emotions. Sometimes, my feelings drive me to being relentless until the outcome is mine. Other times, I don't feel like taking any action and suffer the consequences.
Either way, I'm realizing how critical it is to become someone who is fully in control of my emotions because
I KNOW THAT EMOTION IS A PRECURSOR TO ACTION. Without the right emotion, I won't take action. Too often I toggle back and forth between being fully motivated to conquer the world and feeling like doing absolutely nothing. Then there are the times when I'm taking a ton of action and don't see the results then suddenly lose the motivation to keep going.
Ideally, I would like to face each day, each task, with a consistent sense of resolve. Knowing that I made a promise to myself and not wavering, or backtracking simply because I know longer feel like it. I want to be the person who hears the internal voice and totally disregards it. The person who works out even though they don't "feel like it." The person who writes every day. The person who works on their passion seven days a week without [yet] seeing one cent of profit.
The voice will never go away. Let's all agree on that. It's not about making the voice disappear. The greater victory is in how to DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE VOICE IS TELLING YOU.
I've been blessed with the platform to accomplish everything my heart desires, while still supporting my husband and his dreams full time. I have a list of goals to accomplish our first year of marriage.
WATCH GOD WORK!
"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others" - 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12