That’s Not How the Successful Do It

Career, Goals, Personal Growth


This is the first time that I’m writing on my blog since the year has started (way to go Stephanie).

If I’m being honest, I haven’t been completely lax but I haven’t been completely disciplined either. I started out the new year saying that I was determined to make this year one of my best years. And while, I think I’m on the right path, I also believe that I can go just a little bit harder.

I had an inclination earlier this morning to waltz over to the couch and continue where I left off watching Greenleaf. I always randomly get into watching these shows after my husband decides to binge watch a series. I sit down with him for a few minutes and I’m usually totally uninterested in whatever the show is that he’s watching at the time. About the third show in I find myself asking questions. Suddenly, I want to know who the characters are and why they are doing what they are doing. The next thing you know, I’m hooked. But I digress.

I got about as far as turning on the television and loading up Netflix. Why not, I thought. I’ve prayed. I’ve done my morning devotion. I’ve read a chapter in this book (I’m reading Believe Bigger by Marshawn Evans). I should go sit down and watch a little TV. I just feel like relaxing today.

It was in that moment that I began to feel a slight conviction. Yes, I had done all of those things, but was that enough? Is this enough? Am I really spending enough time working on accomplishing my goals each day? I don’t think so.

The truth is that I can do a LOT more than what I am doing. I have the time so why am I not applying myself as much as I can? Why am I not pushing myself as hard as I can? Why do I feel that only a couple of hours will suffice working on my goals when I have an entire day off of work?

I don’t think that’s how the successful do it. I don’t think that is how this works. The amount of time that I am spending. The amount of effort that I am putting forth. Is this enough? Hardly.

I realize that I have to set realistic, specific goals, and actually tend to them if I want to accomplish anything.

As much as I don’t want to admit it. As much as I hate to say it. I realize that in certain areas, I have an issue with discipline. And I’m never going to get anywhere if I don’t develop that habit.

Sometimes you have to admit to yourself, the cold, hard truth.




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