What can I do?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my goals.

Where I am at in accomplishing them, what I have to do moving forward. They’ve been my primary focus as of late. I can’t say that about the rest of the year.

There have been times this year where my goals have been put to the way side by yours truly, and not given much effort.

Of course full, unconditional effort can’t be given to something all the time. But a little effort is better than none at all.

Moving into the new year I want to change that. And I believe it starts with the language I use when thinking and speaking about my goals to myself.

Instead of thinking and speaking about my goals as things I “have to do,” I will start thinking and speaking about my goals as things “I can do.”

“I can do this,” or even “I will do this.” This language accepts responsibility and carries with it an emphasis on the process; the journey of achieving the goal.

It also opens one up to the journey and unexpected circumstances that arise on it. When an obstacle arises, the language becomes “what can I do,” or even “what will help me over come this challenge.”

I’ve taken all of this knowledge form a book I’ve been and putting it to practice lately. The 7 habits of highly effective people, by Stephen R. Covey.

I’m thoroughly enjoying the book and the things I have been applying lately have really made an impact. I look forward to the rest of the book, an putting to use what it offers.

Like I said, so far it’s made a difference. This is just one example.

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