“There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”
― Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know that each year I chose a word to focus on. In 2018, my word was “Yes!” I was saying yes to God, yes to purpose, yes to travel, yes to new opportunities, yes to fun, yes to the things I said no to the year before – that should’ve been a YES!

One Sunday, while I was in church, I decided that I had reached my “Yes” capacity. I immediately changed my word to “FINISH”. I had said yes to so many things, I realized that I needed to do excellent work for the commitments I said yes to.

Here’s our assignment. This week, we are going to spend time prioritizing the remainder of this year. Take a look at the goals you have written. If you haven’t had a chance to work on them yet, consider putting on your list for next year so that you can stay focused on accomplishing your most important goals. This is not the same as giving up, we’re just refocusing.

Next, go through your current schedule and eliminate every activity that is not aligned with your most important goals. If necessary, send your apologies by email or make phone calls to explain why you won’t be able to participate in other things this year.

“As for any new commitments or activities, just say no. If that seems too harsh, answer with, “I’ll think about it and get back to you.” Wait 24 hours before replying, and ask
yourself if it will hurt anyone if you decline this one time. You can explain that you had made a commitment that you can’t get out of (people are very busy) but to please keep you in mind for another time.” – Vic Johnson

 

I’m excited to hear about what you’ll do this week. Comment on the post below or send me an email at sherea@vejauan.com

 

Here’s our 52-week Monday Plan: Do, Plan, and Journal

 

  • Do: Each week, read my weekly post inside of The Goals Setter’s Club portal, and do the exercise.

 

  • Plan: Using your weekly goal accountability tracker, write out your goals for the week.

 

  • Journal: Using your Goals Journal, 7 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Life Goals, work on the suggested life goal for the current week.

 

This weekly practice promises to turn your dreams into plans.

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