Written by Sandy Myers
To succeed in life, we need to use our best weapon: our minds. We operate and function out of the overflow of what we feed our minds. Feed our thoughts with damp, dark, deadly negativity, and fear grows like mold all over our lives. Mold is pretty nasty and unhealthy to the environment. Imagine negativity’s effect in your world… Toxic! I
As we illuminate our minds with the light of God’s truth, life flourishes beautifully. It’s like opening the windows in our homes and allowing the sunshine and fresh air permeate the room. Soon the air is clear, and we feel refreshed, pure.
Maybe you are standing in a “special” room or season, ready to let the light in certain areas of your life. Discontent with remaining in a neutral zone, and ready to breathe in something fresh and exciting. The winds of change are coming. Not only do you want to let the sunshine in your room, you also want to move outside the box that has confined you. Now the fun begins! Get your mind to a place of clarity and peace, so you can take positive steps forward with your life.
It is time to be resolved.
READY. SET. GO!
The first definition of the word resolve is to settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter). What is it exactly that we want to change? Start a new business, go back to school?
We have been given a precious gift: the ability to choose. We must take ownership of our lives and dreams. We have a God-given power to make healthy, forward moving choices daily…starting today.
As Diane Cunningham, founder of NACWE says, “There is power in making decisions in our lives… When we are vague and confused about making a choice, it only feeds into what the enemy wants, which is fear.” Fear and ambiguity are the opposite of resolve. We must settle to find a solution to clear a targeted area (or areas) in our lives.
Are you ready? Let’s move forward.
The second part of resolve is decide firmly on a course of action. If our goals only remain in our thoughts they are not truly goals. They are almost like “half truths.” We intend to do something, but lack the strategy to see our dreams through. We need to be authentic, allowing the goals planted in our minds to grow into reality.
Taking a course of action and planning takes time to execute, but it must be done so we can move in the right direction. I want to give you a visual of the word resolve.
There is a strategy in resolving, and at each end of the word is a definite choice or outcome. Look at every aspect of the word because it gives a glimpse of what we may need to do. Resolving may be that something may need to come to an end in our lives, we may need to “break-up” with certain negative people, we may need to make a plan to look for a new job.
Resolving shifts our live. It is advantageous to have wise accountability during this change. Although we must act infinitively, we must respond to life with dignity and smart steps. Hiring a coach may be an essential step in this process, or sharing your thoughts with mature, positive people. A coach or mentor can act as a sounding board or mirror to you, revealing areas or “blind spots” that are hindering your view of the future.
The reward of a good strategy is the confidence to move forward. We know what we need to do and are driven to follow through. We become resolved, firmly determined. We take action, packing our bags with map in hand heading to our new destination. Our world takes on whole new colors, vivid and thriving.
Resolved looks different than resolve. The visual we had previously for resolve was very busy, and lots of areas to consider and think about. Resolved is much simpler, and succinct.
We become single minded. We leave behind anything that is not necessary for the new journey. Resolution loosens all that is not needed. It starts with a courageous mindset and transforms into confident movement, actions, habits and behaviors. Our “yes” means “yes”, and “no” means “no”. Resolution lines up our lives with our heart.
Sandy Myers is a Certified Professional Coach, and founder of Thrive Now Coaching. Her mission is love and empower people to discover who they are, so they can accomplish what they were born to do. She posts weekly blog entries and podcasts on her website, www.sandymyers.com.