Today's devotional from Proverbs 31 Ministries really made my brain kick into gear. The basis of the whole thing is this: if you want to make a radical change in certain aspects of your life, then you need to need to get rid of whatever you are trying to adjust.
How many of us have long forgotten our 2010 resolutions from January 1st? Why? Were we unwilling to say "no" to the television time in order to say "yes" to increase our family time or even personal time (reading, hobby, exercising, etc.)? We let ourselves make excuses so easily. How about changing your financial status? Did you decide to make and keep a budget but refuse to use your credit card responsibly?
So many "yes" changes in our lives require a huge willingness to say "no" somewhere else. Look at it this way: if you didn't want to be better than you are now, you wouldn't be trying to make the change in the first place.
I encourage you to reevaluate your 2010 resolutions. Examine why you have or haven't made enough progress. What are you doing right? What do you need to do better? Try to improve yourself by 1% every day.
Just remember, by saying "yes" to some change in your life, you are also saying "no" to something else. Keep your eyes on your goal and know it's attainable. Constantly remind yourself of what you want to achieve and think of ways to get yourself there. You can do it!
-Domestic Goddess out.