Stop. At this time of year we often are looking at ways to make more goals in order to accomplish more or do more. What if you decided to do less in order to accomplish more? What if you decided to stop doing some things in order to move forward faster.
You may ask, “LIke stop eating sugar for a time?” “Stop watching on my devices after 9pm?” That is the right idea; all good. However, what if we stopped doing something altogether….either for a short time or a long time?
Four years ago I decided to stop being the the director of our children’s ministry in my church congregation. I had been this person for many years over the last 4 decades. I felt guilty stopping a good thing and putting the team leaders in a difficult position to find someone else.I didn’t know how to stop. But I did, and the children’s ministry has continued without me. This has allowed me to spend more time coaching people in my business which is truly my passion right now.
I decided not to grow a garden in 2017. This was very difficult. But not having the garden gave me freedom to expand my business in the summer. It also showed me how I missed gardening and that it was therapy for me. So I started gardening again the next year but for a different reason.
DO YOU NEED TO STOP SOMETHING?
Is there something you need to stop–
- to help you move forward in the new business that you want to succeed in?
- that will give you more time to do what is really important to you?
- that will improve or keep your health?
- that will free you up to do what only your giftings can do?
- to contribute to your peace?
SMALL OR BIG
I started off this New Year with the decision to stop using my Love Seat for a hanger. This will contribute to my peace when I enter my bedroom. It is a small decision but I know it will make a big difference. I also have decided to hire someone to do my spring cleaning. I am going to stop spring cleaning! It takes a big pressure off my shoulders and frees me up to be more available in my business of coaching; and coaching is what I love!
January 8, 2020