How many times have you said, “Someday?”
Someday, I will start my business. Someday, I will get control of my time. Someday, I won’t be so busy. Someday, we’ll get to take that trip. Someday, I will take good care of myself.
Yup, me too. The problem is that “someday” never comes. If you and I don’t decide to take what we value and make them priorities, well…no one is going to do that for us. We will always live in a “someday” world.
A few weeks ago I was talking to my friend Amy McCasland for the Giving Up Normal podcast. She was sharing her family’s story about how they gave up having it all in order to live fully as the family they were created to be. They prioritized what they valued. They decided that they were not going to live in a someday world.
I love this! I’m sure you do too. Now the question becomes, how do you make the change that your heart desires? Amy shared some tips for doing just that.
Write It Down
Don’t just let your thoughts and feelings fad away with time. Write down what you are sensing. Record your thoughts. What is your heart’s desire? What do you long for? What do you sense needs to change (even if it seems impossible at the moment)? What are you willing to give up in order to make the changes your heart desires? Record it all and keep it close so you can add to it as the vision comes into focus.
Confide In Someone
It is hard to change and it can be even harder when we don’t have people walking with us. Confide in someone you trust. Maybe it’s your spouse, your parent or your best friend. Tell them where you are and where you want to be. Paint a picture for them. Let them be your cheerleader and walk alongside you. And, don’t forget, ask for help if needed!
Create Action Steps
It’s aways good to have a vision in your mind of where you want to be but what will help you actually make the changes you desire is for you to make a list of action steps that will help you get there! Be as specific and clear as possible. Again, keep them somewhere you can refer to them often so that as you are making commitments and decisions you can make sure they don’t threaten to undue all that you are working towards.
I am a perfectionist. I want to know everything that will work, and everything that won’t…before I start. That’s not a good approach. Be willing to experiment. Try something out. If you put down an action step and start walking through it and realize it isn’t working for you then make adjustments. What else would work that would still lead to the same intended outcome? Then try that. None of this is a legalistic exercise. These changes are designed to bring you freedom!
So, what do you want to change in your life? Don’t live in a someday world. Write it down, confide in someone, create action steps and experiment!
I’d love to hear what God is stirring in you and cheer for you along the way…just leave a comment!
More About Amy
Amy McCasland is not only a good friend but a wife, mother, creator, graphic designer, entrepreneur, and business owner. Here are all the places you can find her:
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If you want to hear the podcast episode that features my conversation with Amy you can find it below.