I haven’t opened up the file that contains my next book in a few months now.
I don’t have any real reason. I just wasn’t intentional with my time. I could list all all the crazy things going on in my life, give excuses for “just not having the time”, but if you all remember how I shared with you that my whole world was upside down WHILE I wrote Life is Muddy, your girl ain’t got no excuses this time!
The truth is, I allowed other things to occupy my mind and time.
Some good things that needed to be focused on, including a program for single moms called “She Will Rise” (you’ll start hearing more on this), as well as some very hard things.
Still, I allowed my writing time to be consumed with other things instead of focusing on what I started. Starting was easy. The first six chapters poured out like melted butter. With only one chapter to go and maybe a closing, I just stopped.
Days turned into weeks and then months…now, here I am, choosing to stop with my excuses, and get my focus back.
Can you relate?
Anyone start something and then get derailed?
It happens, right? 🤷🏻♀️
I could pray everyday and ask God to help me, and He will, but I still have to be the one who sits at my desk and opens up my computer…and then you better believe He will meet me!
You see, He needs us to take that step towards what He’s laid on our hearts and He will show up. A lot of people miss this and expect God to put them in a spiritual wheelchair, push them around, and when they don’t get that push, they feel disappointed, and allow a spirit of defeat to keep them crippled.
The truth: He already put all we need from Him in us, we need to be good stewards of His power and activate what’s already there!
Here are of my simple coaching tips:
- Stop making excuses and own it. We are responsible for our time and how we invest that time. The more excuses you have, the less likely you’ll get back on track (or find your track) because excuses gives you permission to stay off course.
- Just do it! Pick up where you left off and keep going. Don’t overthink it or make it any more complicated than it has to be. It’s a u-turn back towards where you were…
- keep moving forward!
Passion gets us started, that momentum keeps us moving for a bit, but intentionality, perseverance and consistency gets us to our finish line.