Picture a staircase. You have twenty to thirty steps to reach the top. What is waiting for you at the top? A new job, your children, peace and freedom? Whatever is waiting for you at the top is all worth it because YOU took the first step.
Taking the first step can be scary, but rewarding. Setting goals for yourself is just the beginning, but taking the journey is the most rewarding. The journey may be a tough one, but you have to see what is waiting for you at the end. Please continue, as I list five affirmations for taking the first step. What makes the first step worth it?
1. It will not hurt to take the first step.
I understand trying something daunting or new can be scary. Trying this new thing can either make or break you, but why have that mind set? Why be scared of what the outcome will be. You can set your outcome, as long as you have the will power. What is it going to hurt? You interview for the best position in your leading corporate office where you live. You did not get the job. Yes you may have a bit of sadness, but what did it hurt? Nothing. Try again, try something new. The word “no” is okay sometimes, that just means you have to find another way to get where you want.
2. Have faith in taking the first step.
Every step that you take you have someone taking a step with you. Whether it be God, a guardian angel, or your support system; you have a right foot to your left foot. Just know that what ever you are trying to achieve, can be done as long as you have faith! As my blog is Christian based, I believe there is a God that will lead you through any route you are taking. For Isaiah 41:10 states: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Please know that God will not put you through anything, if he did not think you could get through it.
3. Keep the consistency.
Setting a goal for yourself is great, do not get me wrong. However, constantly backing out of it or doubting yourself will set yourself up to fail. I understand that goals or ambitions can be scary, but make sure you keep consistent. For example; say your goal is to remove toxic people from your life. One way to stay consistent, is to follow your word. Do not let them in. One way to stay inconsistent, is to allow them to keep coming back into your life. Set yourself a goal and do your best to stay on the path of completing the goal!
4. Do not doubt yourself.
Most will doubt you, it is life. However, do not let yourself doubt you! You need to stay strong and ignore what others have to say about YOUR goals. You want to dye your hair purple because you just LOVE purple, screw the haters (#hatersareyourmotivators). Okay, okay. I am not that young, hip person I once was. Who cares what the others think of your hair color. All jokes aside, do not let others determine your happiness and do not let them control YOUR goals. Become that CEO you want to be, be that momma you KNOW you can be, and be that bad ass woman I know you can be! Doubting yourself will only create procrastination within your goals, and Lord knows, we want to reach our goals in a timely manner.
5. Know what is waiting for you in the end.
Ask yourself this, “what is waiting for me at the end of this journey?” What was your answer? Becoming a mother, getting a promotion within your job, or starting your own business? As long as your answer is positive; it then becomes a goal or ambition. When I think of my goals, I instantly think of my children. I think of what my goals can do for them; and if that means it can better their lives, I am doing the right thing! As a mother we do need to think of our own happiness, but we also have to think of our children, as our goals do affect them. Now your goal may be a rough one (such as a divorce from a toxic relationship), however this can be the best thing you decide to do for you and your children. Correct? It may be rough for you for the most of the time, however the journey will be worth it in the end.
As Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “you do not have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step…” You may not know the outcome of what is ahead, but you have to trust the first step in order to get some where with your goals. Take the leap of faith, and start your goals. Please make 2019 your year to shine. I know, I know. Motherhood can set us back as far as focusing on us and our goals, however, I challenge you to take some self-care and focus on your goals. If you are not strong as a being, your children cannot be strong. Just remember, you were someone before you were a momma. Take some time to do you, girl.
Hang in there, and I cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store for you!