It’s the second day of 2017 and I have just taken another look at my year in review.
I always do a year in review which usually starts off with me reflecting on my greatest moments – reminders of how good God is and of how much I have to be thankful for. This also helps me to put into perspective the habits, attitudes, and actions I will need to repeat in order to see the same wins in the new year.
In 2016, I stepped boldly into my purpose, accomplishing most of my goals. My big wins:
- Completed training as a business coach
- Completed training as a life coach
- Became a radio host reaching audiences as far as South Africa
- Formally launched my business
- Piloted my TV show
- Graduated as valedictorian from Bible College
- Won an award for my story then had that story featured on TIME.com
- Started this blog
- Launched my women’s conference
- Launched my e-magazine
Why is all of this so important? Well, had I not decided to make 2016 my God-centered year, I wouldn’t have felt compelled to obey God and do what He called me to do. And as one pastor says, when you walk in purpose, God’s presence, provision, and protection are guaranteed.
Whilst the wins were many I also acknowledge that I went through some rough patches and disappointments. However, rather than despise them, I choose to see them as opportunities for learning – so that I may figure out how to do things differently (in a bigger and better way) the next time around.
I encourage you to do your year in review. Ask yourself:
What wins will I use from 2016 to inform my 2017? What lessons have I learned and how will I bounce forward from challenges I encountered last year? What will I need to improve on and how will I do that? What will I do to make sure 2017 is my best year yet?
Most importantly get up and get stuff done!
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