Sunday Seven

Saturday, August 8, 2020

 This week, I am sharing seven small things that make a big difference. 

1 • Focus on the solution, not the problem. I’ve been guilty of focusing on the problem. Focusing on solutions helps me make progress. The solution is to read more. To take small steps to take care of my health. The solution is to focus on how I can make progress. 

2 • I’m on the driver’s seat. I learned that when we feel like we are not in control, we act that way. It turns out, I’m the driver’s seat of my life. Because of that, I can take care of my health. I can make decisive, small changes to get there because I’m in the driver’s seat. 

3 • What is the big 3? Every day, I could have an endless list of things to do, everywhere I go. When I ask myself, “what is the big 3?” I immediately add margin and focus to my every day. I don’t get easily distracted when I know what the Big 3 list is. 

4 • If you have it, teach it. If you lack it, seek it. Some things we know should be shared with others. If you lack skill, you should seek it. It is through giving that we help others and we receive. 

5 • Pre-planning helps me stay focused. I noticed that when I pre-plan my meals, workouts, event outfits for the week, it is easier to stay focused on my goals. Pre-planning is not glamorous. It is repetitive and boring. Oh, but the results are fantastic. I often look back and I say, I’m glad I prepared myself for this week. Plan for the result you want to see. 

6 • Write the story of your success as you go. I can guarantee that your story will be unique. It won’t be like everyone else’s so no need for comparisons. When you write your success story as you go, you will find extra encouragement to keep going. 

7 • Make room for God. I’m amazed at how God wants to be involved in the big and small details of our lives. It seems that we have time for everything. What we often don’t have time for is God. We need to make room for God in our lives. The more, the better. I believe that when we make room for God, God can increase His reign and rule in us.