I remember it like it was yesterday. My dad bought me a computer. I was 8 or 9 and it was one of those old Tandy TRS-80’s. It came with a game called Megabug which drove my mom nuts. I thought it was the greatest thing.

One of the things I loved about the computer was that I could follow a script and create a simple graphic. I would spend hours carefully following the instructions to see an image that would immediately disappear.

I remember waking up one morning thinking that I would create a baseball game. I began typing symbols and code and randomly threw the word baseball in the middle of the random code. You can guess what happened… NOTHING!

Now, I was not old enough to realize that you couldn’t just type random symbols and magically create a game. Ironically, many people do a similar thing when it comes to personal growth.

Allow me to share a personal example. For the past 5 years, I’ve wanted to lose weight. Each year, I’d say – this time is it. I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to get healthy. I’d wake up on a Monday and say, “Today’s the day – I’ve got this!” I did have it, until lunchtime when a friend wanted to grab fried chicken a large fry, and a Coke.

That scenario happened over and over. I took some of the right steps. I’d walk 3-5 miles daily. I’d eat a healthy breakfast. I’d read about health and fitness.

…But I was still failing. I was still cheating myself. I felt like a failure.

so what am I doing about it?

I reconnected with what I am committed to. I stood in front of the mirror and verbally stated that I was committed to hitting 165 lbs. That means I’m looking to drop 35 pounds. I know my target.

I’ve formulated a powerful why. I have two defining statements:

I want to fit my clothes, not fill them.

I have a calling, and in order to do what I’ve been called to do, I’m going to need energy like I’ve never had before.

These two statements resonate deep in my soul and I’m keeping them front and center daily.

I have a coach but I was hit or miss in checking in and filling in the data. I’d enter breakfast but miss the rest of the day. I’m committing to filling in the data. I’m committed to getting feedback from my coach because my coach has done the work already and is where I want to be.

I’m committing to not letting a bad choice lead to a bad day. Maybe you can relate – The day starts out strong, but the minute stress comes, you’re reaching for comfort food. It happens but I will not allow it to derail my day.

I’m committed to reviewing each day, each week, and each month to ensure that I’m staying on track. I’ll share my progress on the journey.

Now this site is not about weight loss. It’s about transformation. It’s about finding your inner strength. It’s about personal growth.

That’s why I write about time management, productivity, and other parts of my journey. I do not think any of us are one-dimensional. We each have a variety of interests. It’s what makes us unique and fascinating.

Maybe you’re looking to make changes in an area of your life. Let’s connect – I’d love to encourage you on your journey.

My core focus right now is 2-fold.

  1. I am committed to reaching 165 lbs.
  2. I am committed to creating a business on the internet talking about personal growth, and marketing.

Lastly, one of the things that has been an immense help to me is following a practice of gratitude and affirmations.

A few years ago I was inspired and created the following affirmation:

“This is my now. That was my then. Yesterday is already written and tomorrow is but a dream.

So today, with all that I have and all that I am, I declare: This is my now, and my now is AWESOME!”

Read that again – Read it out loud. I plan on recording this affirmation because it is has been so powerful to me.

So I’ve shared a little about me. Now it’s your turn. I want to know about you:

I’d invite you to drop me a line below and share a goal you’re working toward.

I’m cheering for you.