Archive | September 2015

Progress: 3-Week Check In

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There is just about one more quarter remaining in 2015…can you believe it? I mean, where has the time gone. Speaking of time, have you been devoting the necessary time, effort and energy toward the goal(s) that you set forth for the year 2015? Have you saved the amount of money that you’ve wanted to save; have you lost the pounds that you vowed to take off; have you been attending church more often?

Whatever goals that we have set for ourselves; I am learning more and more that our Game Plan for achieving those goals are subject to change, be revised, altered, enhanced, etc. Before I starting discussing making changes to our plans let me first take a step back and ask; you do have a plan for how you will accomplish your goals….right? I hope so because what I have further discovered is that it is imperative that you not only write down your vision, goals and objectives but; that you create a plan of action (Game Plan) for achieving them. To be quite frank, if you have a vision but no plan for making the vision a reality then well…..you merely have a dream. On the contrary however, if you have a vision or goals that you desire and a Game Plan for how you will achieve those goals then; you are well on your way for making that vision and those goals a reality!

Game Time: Achieving Victory through Wholeness is designed to empower you with the encouragement, motivation and tools that you need to create your own transformation plan (Game Plan) for the four major areas of your life; physical, financial, emotional and spiritual. You will literally create your own transformation plan for achieving your goals.

The great thing about the transformation tools offered in Game Time: Achieving Victory through Wholeness is that you create your own plan that is customized to serve your goals and vision. Thus; you are also free to revise, edit, and add to your Game Plan as you see fit. I am actually finding myself making changes to one of my own Game Plans; my Physical Health Transformation Game Plan to be specific.

I just added a “3-Week Try On/Check-In” monitoring to my transformation Game Plan. I don’t know about you but, I find that the scale is not always the best progress indicator when it comes to fitness progress. Can anybody say Amen to that (LOL)? I mean, have you ever had the experience of feeling like you have been knocking yourself out at the gym and eating better to only weigh in at the end of the week and the scale tells you that you only dropped 0.5 pound (LBVS). Okay, so back to my “3-Week Try On/Check-In.”  I decided that instead of only getting on the scale; I’m going to try on the same 3 outfits that I tried on today. I have these three dresses that I tried on today that showed me that I have made progress with my fitness goal. I have not yet achieved my ultimate physical health goal however; I sure felt motivated and encouraged when I could see the progress today when I tried on the three dresses. Your clothes do not lie; they are a sure indicator of progress. So, from now until each dress fits the way that I want them to; I’m going to try them on every 3 weeks to determine my progress. I have already added my “3-Week Try On/Check-In” sessions to my calendar so that I won’t forget.

I know that my “3-Week Try On/Check In” is for my Physical Health Game Plan but; think about how you can make progress with your goals whether they are physical, financial, emotional or spiritual by creating your own 3-Week Check In to monitor your progress. So, get going. Even if you have made little or no progress toward your goals; you still have opportunity. Don’t be discouraged and certainly don’t surrender defeat…just getta moving!

Order your copy of Game Time Achieving Victory through Wholeness to help you with starting your own life-transforming Game Plans. It’s not too late. It’s your Game Time!

You’re not defeated, you are just in Overtime!

Overtime Pic(Excerpt from Chapter 17 – Overtime)

Overcoming in Overtime

In the NBA, overtime is an additional time period that is necessary when there is not victory at the end of the regular four quarters. The overtime period is five minutes and it concludes when the five minute game clock expires.* If the game is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, another overtime period begins. This process is repeated until one team is declared the winner. Because of the additional minutes, individual player scores and statistics tend to be inflated, sometimes resulting in career highs. This is a great analogy to use when it comes to achieving victory by being made whole. It is not necessary to throw in the towel at the end of your fourth quarter if you have not yet achieved the victory and accomplished your goals. The victory will still come; it may just come in an overtime period. This is perfectly fine. As a matter of fact, like the NBA game, your victory will result in inflated stats and even career highs because you went through the overtime period. In other words, not only will you still get the victory if overtime is needed but; because you went into the overtime period; you will come out even stronger because of more time spent playing the game.

It is even okay if you have to have more than one overtime period before achieving victory. Remember, your career high will be even higher. Sometimes during an overtime period, the coach may revise his original strategy for winning the game or may come up with an altogether new strategy for victory. This too may be necessary for you during your overtime period. It may be necessary to review your Transformation Plans and make revisions. There is absolutely nothing wrong with reviewing them and figuring out what worked and what areas may need to be revised. These are your plans, you own them so; do what you have to do to experience your Game Time. What is most important is that you stay in the game; no matter what. Knowing and believing in God and yourself, that the victory is yours!

As I am now in my overtime period for being physically healthy; I am in the process of making revisions to my original transformation plan. There was once a time in my life that this sort of delay with reaching my goal would have discouraged me to a point of giving up. I thank the Lord that I am now in a different place with a totally different mindset. I now realize that my goal will still be achieved and my victory will be experienced. Actually, I can say that I have already achieved victory and am a winner because of my mind’s transformation.

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