It’s always a challenge not to quit on the new you. It’s so easy to start, and so hard to finish. Ideas come into our heads and we dream new dreams. We get excited and immediately begin transforming our lives to meet our new lifestyle goals. Maybe we join a gym, sign up for classes at a college, or start a business from our home. We are pumped, we are fired up, and we charge into the new work with energy and passion. We have seen the person we can become and it is almost intoxicating. And then, we run into a problem. There is always a problem. We take a financial loss. Someone criticizes us. We fail the first exam in school. We become discouraged. We thought we had turned a new corner. We thought we had finally found the path for our life that would work for us. But once again we run again into problems and we are tempted to quit on our dream. How do you keep going when you have quit so many times in the past? Don’t quit, there’s someone out there waiting for you to become the new you. They need you.
Four powerful strategies can help you embrace the new you:
- Embrace the game changing attitude of refusing to quit on the new you.
Determine that no matter what you’re facing you’re going to stay in your new mindset. Resolve that you are not going back to the person you used to be.
- See your world through the eyes of faith.
You will see that the challenging visions God birthed in your heart while you were praying, or while you were traveling on a mission trip were not a passing dream. Instead, they are a natural response to the reality of who you now are. As you have become a new person God has put new dreams in your heart. Don’t go back. Don’t give up.
- Commit to continue thinking, dreaming, and planning for success.
Don’t let anyone steer you away from your goals and dreams. God has started you on a path, and He has the power to enable you to complete it.
- Decide that you are never going back.
I have had detours in my life. I’ve had times when criticism or weariness led me to take some weaker paths. However, I could never stay in those defeated states for long. I picked myself up and dusted myself off and I got back to my dreams as quickly as I could. You have to look at the world through what God is doing in your life right now and you have to determine that you will never go back and live the old life.
Adopt this mantra and repeat it over and over till you get moving again.
I am not the same. I don’t see things the same. I am not seen the same way.
If you try to live where you once were, you will be miserable. To live a powerful life, you must move forward. No turning back. Don’t quit on the new you.
(This is an excerpt from my soon to published new book, Game Changers, the people, places, and ideas, that change your life)