Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pruning the Vine

Hello there! As we continue to make our way through the chapters of Focused, Fruitful & Fearless, I hope you are finding bits of inspiration to keep you motivated, grounded and on the path to your definition of success. We now enter chapter 3 titled Pruning the Vine. Are you ready for the doors to open and the blessings to pour in? Well get ready. Preparation is key when you take any journey. So whether it’s a degree, a new career or relocation – make sure you are prepared. First of all remove all distractions and debris. This means anything that can derail your focus, including people, bad habits and negative thoughts. Your mind is very powerful and spending time talking against yourself will do you no good. Make room for the opportunity. Ask yourself, if I got what I wanted would my life be able to receive it? Next, build a team of support. Who are your people? This can be parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, mentors or anyone willing to be a sounding board or give great advice. Make a list of people you know you can count on to be honest with you in case you get in over your head. Develop conducive habits and a lifestyle that reflects the end goal. Nothing ever just drops from the sky and those who are well prepared always prevail. Finally, start walking and talking like it’s done. This doesn’t mean you don’t have more work to do but walk forward as if you know it’s going to happen! Prune the vine and get ready.