A few days into February and my mind has been wondering and just looking for wisdom like literally everywhere as always.
I tend to do this to inform my goals and priorities for the year usually. So, while looking,I stumbled across one of my handwritten notes below which is more like something I would normally post about on my YouTube but I thought I’d post it on here anyways.
It is a quote inspired by a scripture in Proverbs 16:18 which says Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
It’s just something I’m always mindful of to help me walk in humility as God continues to lift me up and I start winning more in life.
I hope we can all practise that because 2023 is set to be a great year for all of us if we make the right moves.
Happy New Year first of all and cheers to another attempt at being consistent with blogging.
I must admit that Christmas 2022 and entry into the New Year didn’t carry the excitement it usually carries for me.It was very weird for me and yes I know they say the novelty wears off as you get older but oooof…
As the year drew closer to its end,naturally I started thinking about what I was going to do with my life.I have to admit I had some ideas for my New Years Resolutions(NYR) but I didn’t have the clarity to express it with the intention I actually had(if that makes sense at all)?.
For the past few years,I’ve basically recycled my NYRs despite presenting it in different vision board formats.For last year,I used canva and pinterest and sadly the main thing I was able to achieve on there was clearing my debt and also getting a credit card.
Almost 90% of my NYRs didn’t happen so let’s just say I was not keen about NYR 2023 despite my nagging and constant advocacy for vision boards and writing the vision down in general.
I’ve been exploring via YouTube,IG and through conversations with family and friends the last few days and I have come up with these steps that will most likely help anyone in a similar boat like me achieve at least half of their goals.People swear by them so I’ve rephrased them in the way I understand them.
See below;how to achieve your NYR 2023
1-Set an intention and a reason you want that thing-why do you want that thing and how’s that going to benefit your life?E.g.A car because you are single parent and travelling with a baby on the bus is starting to feel long.This should be your why.
2-What habits can you start to make it easier for your goal to materialise?.E.g,if you want to save £50 a month into an emergency fund, the habit you will need to develop will be automating a £50 saving into a high yield yet easily accessible account to come out on your pay day(treat it like a bill) so the money is actually saved and untouched as well as out of your sight so you are not tempted to spend it.
3-Give deadlines to your goals.E.g if you have 12 goals,allocate one goal to each month and work hard each month to make sure you achieve that goal,then you can dust your hands off that goal.
4-Pray and commit the goal/s to God every month and ask Him to help you and bring helpers to help you achieve it.
I intend to practise these things I’ve shared as I’m determined to not go another year without seeing certain things in my life.I also hope that these steps will be useful and effective.
With that said,I really hope and pray this year is fruitful for everyone reading and we can all challenge ourselves to experience growth in many areas of our lives and live blessed lives.
The year has finally ended and as always,I have done my reflection for it and reviewed my choices/decisions.
I’m currently binge watching finance videos on YouTube particularly ones from humble penny and assessing what areas I can improve on in my finances.I love Ken and Mary btw,they are such light in this generation!
My sister and I had a lengthy talk yesterday about what things we’ve done right or wrong and what we would like to improve on and most of it has been finance and sticking to systems we have put in place this year.
For me personally,I’m still looking at debts and my total is just under £2500 worth of debt so I will be taking that into the new year(sadly I suppose)and working on it.
I must admit that I’ve made some progress generally and also in my finances l,although not as much as I hoped for BUT little progress is still progress.
If you are in the same boat as me,I encourage you to hold on and practise some discipline and self denial in the coming year so you can reach your financial goals and preserve what you are working for.
I’m sure there are other things we can all review from our lives in 2021 but in all things give thanks so let’s all be grateful for what we have also been able to accomplish.
I hope to be more consistent on here in 2022 and share more on here as I practise and learn more about personal finance management.
So,as always,I will speak to y’all soon,God willing.
In the mean time,celebrate God and your loved ones and have a joyous new year!!!!
I woke up this morning with this on my mind;BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
I was wondering where it came from and I thought,is this message for me? As far as I am concerned,I feel like I need to tone down in many areas so i don’t become the overconfident and annoying person and I have found that I am gradually muting myself.
I am becoming so aware of this to the extent that i am starting to fight it and make sure that I remain exactly who I am whether it makes people uncomfortable or not.
My thoughts were confirmed a few hours later when I stumbled accross a video on Hustle and Heels’ Instagram page(HERE) of Bozoma St John speaking.She said in that video that she could not understand why people didnt see how dope she was around the age of 12/13 and I FELT THAT because I have had that literally all my life.I have felt misunderstood or misconceived many times in life .Here’s a link of what she said for some context…click LINK
As soon as I heard what she said,the message I had in the morning hit me again and this time,further weight was added to it which gave clarity to the message and I knew straight away that it was my message. Lollll😂
I say this because lately I have been dealing with a not-so-mild direction,autonomy or leadership issue with my own digital content with my blog,my YouTube, IG and other stuff in my personal life and I have been doubting whether the direction and paths I am taking are being influenced by my opinions,personal desires etc.
I have moving with extreme caution as result because I don;t want to make any unnecessary errors in this season and I seem to not trust my leadership especially now that I have to do things differently due to lockdown.
The message that was confirmed for me was;Trust what you are about,trust your own content,trust your gut when it comes to what you feel led to release into the world without waiting for someone to endorse it or give me the go-ahead.
I was reminded that the right people will connect with my message and hesitation will prevent my message from reaching the right people at the right time.
I was also reminded not to delay,to act and to trust that there is a purpose for my content online and I should just believe in myself a tad more.
I am writing this thinking whether there are any other areas of my life that this message applies to and the answer is yes which means I have some growing to do(HOW I LOVE GROWTH)
For anyone reading this who feels like they could do with a bit more confidence or believing that they are worth soemthing,or that they can contribute something,or evven that they are annointed to contribute,I urge you to have more faith in yourself,to trust that you are more than capable and that you are offering as much quality as anyone else or another person you are looking to endorse or approve what you come up with.
I just want to encourage you to keep going and give your best while you can and the right impact will be made in the right time.
So in the mean time big up yourself and above all trust that you are led by God and so you cannot get it wrong!!!