"Yo girl! Wake up! You dreamin'!"
I want to do a lot of things...I dream about doing a lot of things. And that's where I need to make a change. If I want my dreams to actually unfold and to see the fruit of those dreams, I better switch my dreaming into actually doing! In order for that to happen, I need to change my habits.
This is an obvious, i know, but much easier said than done. I've realized I can't overwhelm myself with a handful of instant changes I want to make in my daily life. I have to start small so I don't feel defeated because I didn't do everything I wanted to do the way I wanted to do it. It's like the feeling of failure when you don't stick to all those ambitious new years resolutions. This year I made ONE resolution and didn't even make it past February. Bummer. Guess another thing I have to work on is DISCIPLINE.
I like to make sticky notes and post them up in my bathroom with thoughts, quotes, or verses that I need to tell myself daily in order to change my thoughts. I love reading different books about art and Jesus. I'll get through a few chapters and get super inspired and motivated and then....nothing. NOTHING. I'll get on these little productive highs or have a splash of creativity here and there and then, nothing. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT? Ugh, so frustrating! I mean, C'MON! Why can't I just stay in that moment of creative happiness and fulfillment? Why does that seem so difficult?
After being at lifegroup tonight, I discovered there is no right way to get there and that I've already started. The challenge is to stay CONSISTENT.
In my classroom, I have a quote written on the wall that says "Dreams don't work unless you do." Guess I need to show those kiddos what that looks like.
"Yo Jesus! Watch this! We doin' it!"