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January 6, 2020
Last week, we defined the six core areas successful moms are intentional about.
What does goal-setting have to do with winning at motherhood? Everything. It gives us purpose and direction. It helps us keep moving toward the future when the present feels like poop in our hair or sticky fingers on our clothes from those little ones we have in-tow.
1) They understand the value of passionate living. They see that, while it’s important to embrace the season we’re in now and to find contentment no matter our circumstances, living just for the day-to-day can be boring and defeating. They know that their lives mean more than laundry and work commutes.
2) They want their kids to live passionately one day, too. They realize they are the most critical educators in their children’s lives. They grasp that when their children see them working toward a goal and resiliently pursuing a dream, they will be inspired to reach further someday, too.
This doesn’t mean
I’m not going to sit here and “self-help” you with a bunch of “reach for the stars” B.S.
There are barriers for each and every one of us to even thinking about the thing we actually want for our lives, much less to go out and grab it. I know that. You know that. And you know the things I’m talking about: things like a mountain of bills or sleep deprivation or
Still, I’m convinced that it’s not enough to settle for lives that are overwhelming, disappointing, and exhausting. Motherhood was meant to be better than that. We don’t have to all be famous rockstars, but we can rock our lives, despite the chaos that fills them, by living them with purpose.
It helps us decide where to place our efforts and how to spend our time day by day. That’s why we have to be crystal clear about the dreams that matter most to us – so clear in fact that we write them down and own them.
It can be daunting to lay claim to our hopes and dreams for one reason: we’re afraid someone else won’t agree or won’t approve. Think about it, though, Mama. It would be crazy for you to let someone else’s opinions decide how your life is going to ultimately turn out, right?
I have a list of 10-year dreams I go back
Some of these may seem totally reasonable to you, maybe even too small. Some of these may seem way too big. Guess what? I DON’T CARE. They’re my dreams. Guess what else? You ALSO SHOULDN’T CARE if, when you write out what you’re hoping and dreaming above all odds for, someone else laughs or comments negatively about them. Why? Because they’re your dreams. No one else should get to tell you what’s silly or too ambitious for your life because it’s your life.
Missed last week’s blog on how to win at parenting without losing yourself and why it matters so much? You can read it here.
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