Small Progress is Still Progress

Screenshot_2015-01-16-23-58-48For those who know me fairly well, know and understand how much I LOVE my FitBit.  Ever since I purchased my One in Nov. 2012, I have been everything FitBit.  I get a little obsessed, almost to the point of  needing to be committed.  Every year, I get a report of how I did during the year.  To be honest, I was pretty certain that my numbers weren’t going to be great because I had a few setbacks that took place.  Well, low and behold my amazement when I got my report for 2014 and saw these numbers.

This got me to thinking.  There are many times when we fall off track; lose our way or park our car on the side of the road for a bit, and when we do that we think everything has fallen apart.  What we need to realize is that progress is still progress, no matter how small.  Always remember to look at the big picture, keep your eye on the prize and if you fall off track, that’s okay.  Just dust yourself off and get back on track.  Even though I had a few circumstances happen last year that I thought derailed my progress, I did pretty darn phenomenal.  For one year, I walked almost 5 million steps.  That is no small feat.

Remember, you are stronger than you give yourself credit.  Instead of looking at what you don’t have or what you’ve lost, appreciate all  have and what you’ve gained.  Turn negative thinking into positive thinking and remember as long as you are moving forward, you are progressing toward your goal.  You are one step closer today than you were yesterday and you are miles ahead of those who haven’t taken any steps at all.

So, as I look at these numbers, I am reflecting on all I accomplished last year and how I can improve this year.   Use these tools as gauges to help you become a better you.  You have a lot of purpose in life and you are meant for greatness.

OneWord365 Challenge – Purpose

This year is all about change; challenging myself and creating a better me.  A friend shared with me a website  Instead of making resolutions that end up getting shelved after a couple of weeks, choose one word and let that word Featured imagebe your focus for the year.  I was drawn to it immediately, and decided to join in the challenge.

My word is PURPOSE!!!

I thought about why purpose is the perfect fit for me and here are some reasons.  Ever since I decided to challenge myself, I made the decision and will not look back.  With that, I realize that everything I do from here on out will be on purpose; with purpose; for a purpose.  Everyone I come in contact with will be on purpose; how I live my life will have purpose.  My goals for the year will be on purpose.  I will do it on purpose.

Are you up for the challenge?  What one word would you choose as your focus for the year and how will it impact your life?  I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.  I can already see the changes happening and the steps I have to take to make things happen.

This is my purpose, because I will do it on purpose.

Stay tuned, and enjoy the ride.