Set Your Compass
Chart your course towards success then keep going until you reach the finish line.
I attended my older son’s honor roll assembly today. He has a 3.9 GPA, impressive but he learned today that one student had a 4.125. He was shocked by that and also decided that was his new goal. He made the decision with little effort and has set his compass towards that mark.
Make up Your Mind
After writing out my vision of success it is now time to chart the course. The first thing to do is make up my mind about the direction I am going in. I looked at some condos today and decided that we are going to buy a condo instead of house. It is more practical since I am a single mom. I found two available in the area where we would like to live. One of them will be ours.
I decided to continue with my pursuit of education. I am currently studying to take my insurance exam. I will also resume my studies to become a Certified Internet Webmaster and will start a course to become a Certified Power Coach in January. I stopped attending college in 2003 and decided to resume my pursuit of a degree. Only I will get an Associates Degree from the local community college in Computer Information Systems with a focus on web design. So my goal is to be a licensed Life/Health Insurance agent, a Certified Internet Webmaster, a Certified Power Coach and have an Associates degree in Computer Information Systems. (In that order)
Employee vs. Entrepreneur
I am an entrepreneur not an employee. Therefore I will continue building my business. I got turned down for another job today. Is this a sign? Besides if I were supposed to be an employee, I would have a job by now.
I will not incur any new debt and will pay my bills on time. This is going to be a challenge since I need to fund my business venture and cannot go into debt to accomplish this. But it will happen.
I am investing in ME. I have decided to fore-go a new relationship until after I have fulfilled all of my self-development goals. Twenty years ago I was at a similar crossroad where I had the opportunity to start fresh and work on me. Had I a little more insight I would have taken the next five years and focused on Athena. But instead I got married. They say hindsight is 20/20, so I am about to be single again and will not to enter into a relationship for at least the next five years.
These decisions were made effortlessly, just like my son. Perhaps that is because they were already ingrained in me to carry forth, just like my son. He was meant to be a 4.125 honor student that is why he can recognize where he belongs. Things have never been so clear and so scary at the same time. I have not talked about the fear but it is there. I am stepping over it and I will keep going.