Goals.

We should all have some. At least one. 

No matter what age you are, goals and dreams are something essential we need. Dream big, dream small. Just dream! Seeing something you want to accomplish can be very intimidating though. A tip I have it to write it down! What is your big goal? Write it down. Then, write down smaller goals that will help you achieve that big goal. Writing down smaller ones will help you stay motivated enough to make your daily changes happen. Nothing happens overnight, so putting things into smaller chunks will help your big goal seem much more attainable, and it will also allow you to achieve things on the way to your big goal. 

If your goal is to lose 30 pounds, great! But….. where to start? You can’t just say you want to lose 30 pounds and hope your occasional daily changes will work one day. Write down what your daily changes will be and follow them. Set small deadlines for yourself on when you should achieve what. Decide and write down how your going to achieve them. Then, slowly, you will begin marking off things on your list and you will be up to your big goal! Yay! 

So, what is your goal or dream? If you don’t have one, start thinking. Life is too short not to have dreams!! 

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one day when the light is glowing, I’ll be in my castle golden…

.. but until the gates are open, 

I JUST WANNA FEEL THIS MOMENT! 

 

Seriously feeling this moment right now! If you would have asked me two days ago how dance was going, I would have said that’s it’s going alright. I’ve been praying with faith that I can get these tricks and turns for dance down, and I’ve been trying to believe that God has everything under control (hard to do), but I came to a conclusion today that He really does! It’s hard to have faith sometimes when you don’t see improvement on something you’ve been working on. I had a private today with one of the girls on the pom squad and God definitely spoke through her to give me tips. I feel so much better…. like I can accomplish anything. I still have a long way to go, but with God by my side I CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING!

Going back to slow improvement: It’s really a hard concept to grasp. For me, anyway. I have the mindset where I want to work on something for a week and see results right away. I’m way to hard on myself though. Sometimes I think, “why bother? I’m not getting any better”. but really, I am. Any amount of time spent practicing your goal is not wasted time! You might improve slowly to where you don’t notice but YOU ARE IMPROVING! DONT GIVE UP! 

There’s a saying that I really really like. It goes, “Work as if it depends on you. Pray as if it depends on God.” Ultimately, I’ve realized that I can practice and practice all I want but I’m not going to improve unless I turn to God. This has always been super hard for me to do because I want to do things to where I depend on myself. You’re better off with God running the show, though!!

This week, I want to encourage everyone to pray faithfully to God about something you’re working on and see how much you improve with God by your side!!!! And share them with me, I love hearing encouraging stories about how God is helping everyone!

 

As for me, I will be missing my ballet class tomorrow because of an injured groin. ): Then I won’t be working on dance on Saturday. Hopefully this (unwilling) break will help in the long run. 

Have a wonderful friday!
love, hayley.