Tackling My “I will” Statements ~
Winter is definitely here on the east coast. The snow is just beautiful as it gently falls to the ground. I think the blanket of snow will remain for a while as the temperature rapidly decline. We’re expected to reach a high of 17 degrees today…burrrr! Welcome to the tundra!
You can rest assured, I’ll be enjoying a nice cup of hot, green tea as I take time to evaluate my goals for the new year. Even our Max is keeping warm and comfy. I smile as I think of my husband reminding me that if I write it down, have a plan, my life would be more manageable. Hummmm, he may be right, but I find it to be such a daunting task to take the time to document, organize and put that plan into action. After all, I know what needs to be done and accomplished! Maybe?
I created a thought-provoking document to assist with developing a personal “I will” statement. I actually was organizing and writing down my “I will” statements! My husband beamed! This tool became invaluable to me personally. I began to share my “I will” document at work during our MS Patient Educational Programs. I enjoyed conversing with patients as we tackled our “I will” statement(s) and plan of action! Priceless!
We all have detours in our lives, be it MS or anything else, but our detours will not define who we are, will they? What is your personal “I will” statement(s)? Think about one or two statements and write them down.
What steps will you need to reach your “I will” statement(s)? Write them down.
While considering your “I will” statement(s), take the time to ponder these questions to help form your goals and you guessed it…write them down:
- What do I want to accomplish in my life?
- What gives me joy, encouragement, fear, hope, pain, confidence?
- How do I define success in life?
- What do I feel good about doing, in the sense of knowing I can do it well?
- What strengths and resources do I have?
- What are my limitations or deficiencies? How do I feel about them? Which ones can I strive to improve or do differently?
Remember the Many Surprises MS or life may bring…do not be discouraged when reaching for your goals. Courage is required for each and every attempt we make. Some goals will come easily, others with modification or simply crossed off your list. You can be very proud of yourself as you discover what it takes for you to be the very best you can be!
Please share your “I will” statement(s) and plan of action. 🙂
“Count Your Blessings”