Allow me to Introduce myself
In this video I introduced myself. Being that I asked everyone in the private accountability group to do so and almost everyone did. A big shout out and thank you to all the women that introduced themselves. I know it's not easy to be open honest and vulnerable to the women that did just that.
The group are women that are just trying to become stronger and better version of themselves. I appreciate and support you for that.
A lot of women mentioned that the lack of self-discipline and not knowing where to start is what holds them back. That was all too familiar to me, because, that was me not too many months and years ago. In my last couple years of school, my professors had us do a check in where we spoke about our past week. I found myself saying over and over again that I was just in autopilot. I remember thinking that after about 3 weeks in I was just going through the motions.
At one point, I thought I had a lot of self-discipline just because both my undergrad and graduate degree programs were 4 years each and I was able to accomplish them within the time scheduled/allotted without taking a semester off.
I thought to myself (after graduating) that I couldn't possibly be as self-disciplined as I thought because I wouldn't leave homework assignments, errands and chores for the last minute.
When new years came around I always had the same goals. That's when I realized that if I wanted my life to be different I had to do things differently.
It wasn't until I gave birth to son that I knew I needed to make a change. My son is now a year and half and I knew that there had to be more to life. I knew that I couldn't just wake up go to work, come home, take care of my son and do it all over again the next day. I knew that I wasn't my life purposefully. I knew that I wasn't doing the work that God had put me on this earth to do.
I work with adults with intellectual and development disabilities and I love the work I do, being able to see their accomplishments is rewarding. I learned at my job a different way to measure goals as that is a part of my job. Through this method I knew that I can help and support other people meet their goals as well because the method works.
As I started to study and make small changes in my life and that was the key. Because you can read all these books but it's all about putting things into practice. It's about learning, like when you're in school, the teacher isn't going just to talk and teach you. At some point you will have a test to make sure you understand and know how to apply what you have been taught.
It's possible to make a change regardless of what's worked in the past or not. Self discipline is hard but in order for a move to be made doing one thing daily will help you build and maintain self-discipline.
Do you know why? Because once you have the practice, the habit of being self disciplined it will become easier.
I will be launching a Consistency is Key Challenge beginning October 2, 2017. If you would like some more information and are interested in joining this challenge sign up here.