A recent comment on a post brought up the issue of accountability and had me digging into my past to find mine. The post focused on the importance of putting action to dreams in order to make those dreams a reality. It is a theme I have been drumming hard these last few weeks.
I clicked on the link to the actual article that I had written and found these words.
“If you want something to happen in your life then you can’t sit around and wait for it to come to you.”
Only then did I look over and see that the post was from 2007. I have been doing a LOT of talking for several years now. It is past time for me to take some of my own advice. Time to get to work.
Turning Words into Action
1. Get organized. I invested in refills for a small day planner book that I received for free several years back. The pages offer everything I need AND I can keep it in my purse. I am keeping up with all the mileage, expenses and even words that I write in one convenient location. For the home, I have a HUGE wall calendar with everyone’s activities and events plus a white board for daily to-dos.
2. Get a schedule. We have been working from a schedule as a family for several years now, but these last few weeks I have been seriously revamping. I am being realistic about the time it takes to complete school, to do chores and to sleep. Creating a realistic schedule has also made it easier to see exactly what I can expect when it comes to work time.
3. Get going. I have planned and now I am doing. It takes 21 days to create a habit and I want to create a habit of writing for my life. I am on day 3. Although I have not written the amount of words that I have set as a goal, I am writing during my three designated times each day.
Resolutions are great. Dreams can motivate us to pursue a passion. But stepping out and taking action will be the only way anything gets done. Sometimes it is our own words that will remind us that it is time to quit talking and to get walking.
Share some of the ways that you are putting your words, resolutions and dreams into action.