As you know, the WONC (Women of Noble Character) focus this year is “The Power of One thing”. We are coming out of our sabbatical very soon. Pastor has given the vision for this year and now it’s time to rock and roll!
What I have encouraged each woman to do, is commit to doing “one thing” that will have a positive impact on your life. So often we set lofty goals. Don’t get me wrong. Goals are good and very needful. But, what we do is make a laundry list of things we want to accomplish and because the list is so very long and exhaustive, we become discouraged very early into our goals, and give up within a few weeks. Trust me, I know…I’ve done it many times.
How many of you have made New Year’s Resolutions? How many of you are still on track? I would venture to say that not many of you are. This is not an indictment against you. It’s just reality. When you narrow down your goals into bite sized chunks, they are by nature, more doable.
Now, I want you to think about the most pressing thing going on in your life right now. If you’re like me, you have multiple things that could top the list, but really think about it and pick just one. Once, you have your most pressing issue, I want you to write down just “one thing” you can do to change it. Your “one thing” should be something small, but something you can build upon. I don’t want it to be something you’re likely to quit after a couple of weeks.
Maybe your most pressing issue is your finances. You want to be more stable financially. Maybe your one thing could be taking your lunch to work once a week, and saving the money you would normally have spent on lunch.
Maybe your most pressing issue is your relationship with your children. Your one thing could be that one night a week, you will spend at least 15 minutes together laughing and talking. Not fussing about their grades, or the fact that they didn’t make up their beds.
You catch my drift. Once you get your one thing, I want you to let me know what your one thing is. If you want, you can put it in the comment section. If you’d rather people not know, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . At any rate, it is very important that I hear from you so I can keep track of your progress. If you would like an accountability partner, please let me know and I’ll make sure you have someone.
I am excited for you and where you’re going to be at the end of the year. Feel free to let me know of any accomplishments. I want to know about them.
Love you to life!