To Get Back in the Game You Need to Make a Game Plan

Source: Flickr:Jim Larrison

Source: Flickr:Jim Larrison

“Do you want to get together and make a game plan?”

These words, spoken to me last week have had a big impact on me. I have been stuck in so many areas of my life without really knowing why. The friend that said those words was speaking in terms of needing to make game plan for my business, but the result of meeting for the game plan was so much more. I’m still not sure why I had drifted from my good habits and started coasting into the lane of mediocrity. But that’s where I found myself. Coasting. Settling for less.
It started a couple of months ago.The first “symptom” was wimping out on my workouts. I dressed out and showed up, but my heart wasn’t in it. My effort faded, then the amount of time I spent in my workout room decreased. And finally I just didn’t bother at all most days.
My food choices suffered. I would be focused for about 3 weeks and then I would blow it (and keep on blowing it). Then I would get on track for a bit…and blow it again. I was letting bad habits sneak back in that had been banished long ago. And I suffered the effects of it all. I’m still feeling the effects of it all. I stopped being so focused on my Bible reading and prayer time in the morning as well as my personal development reading. And finally I stopped working so diligently on my businesses. One pitfall of being an entrepreneur is that you have to motivate yourself – there’s no one to answer to. Thankfully I have some accountability set in motion and that led to the question, “Do you want to get together and make a game plan.”
We got together. We made a game plan. And it wasn’t all about business. It was about getting back on track with my basic good habits. It was about deciding that I didn’t want to coast. I don’t want to live a mediocre life. I want to live an abundant life and that’s not going to happen by sitting on the couch. It was about knowing that there are people around me that care and that are cheering me on. It was about realizing that I truly do want to be the best me I can be. 2016 is going to be a great year because I’m back in the game!

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