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BLOG – GIFT DAY 361 :: got goals?

27 Dec

Here we are almost at the end of 2013.

And now it’s time for the question: Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?

I just finished reading this article:  Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead by James Clear.

Here’s the author’s summation: Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

As I read this article I had to laugh out loud. I never set out to write a blog post for three year’s straight. That’s 1,095 blog posts (plus one more for leap year!).

My only goal was to write a blog post a day (for one year!). And that turned into two and now almost three years later and well… you know the rest of the story.

My point is this: I have a system.

I sit down every night and I write…. something. Even if what comes out is really not all that exciting or riveting. I write. Even in the middle of snow storms and power outages and cross-country moves, I write. Every night.

The system works. It’s about making a promise to myself and sharing it with the world. The results are not really the point… it’s the process that matters.

But the results pile up. And that’s the long term effect. Each post may not be all that spectacular but it’s the body of work, the whole enchilada that adds up to one big bite of something good.

I’m pretty amazed that I’ve written this blog this long… but then again, I truly and honestly believe you can do anything. We can do anything. With a system.

So…. what do you want to accomplish next year?
What will you create a process around?
What is your system to get to where you want to go?

I would love to hear about your goals for 2014.
And your systems too!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{what is your system?}

Day 002: what is abundance?

2 Jan

I suppose if I am going to spend an entire year focusing, researching and diving into the pool of “abundance”

…I should start with a general understanding of what it is.

So here we have it, straight out of the dictionary:

Abundance:

  1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quality or supply
  2. overflowing fullness: abundance of the heart
  3. affluence; wealth, the enjoyment of abundance

But, really it goes deeper than that, right?

It has to be more than a defined word.
It must be a state of mind.
A way of being.
A way of life.

So what is abundance to me?
It’s a good question.

I pondered the idea as we walked the streets of New York City over the holiday.

  • NYC. The Big Apple. Mecca of wealth and privilege.
  • Limitless options, extravagant shopping and dining.
  • Beautiful buildings and beautiful people.
  • The best of the best. The cream of the crop.
  • If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
  • Start spreading the news!

Then I saw this sign.

thepromis365.com, jamie eslinger, the promise daily

“In the City That Never Sleeps, everyone needs a place to pray.”

And it made me think about what my “gifts” each day this year should be.

Money?
Time?
Love?
Prayers?

So here goes …I have to start somewhere.

My gift today:
Everyone who comments on the blog today will receive a prayer from me. That’s it. I will send good vibes your way. Straight from my heart.

Could only help us all, right??

And that brings me to…
What does abundance mean to you?

More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

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