I am PROACTIVE.
I think (actually, I know) a lot of people look at mine and @timelrod1985’s life and think we’ve got it made and “aren’t they just so lucky” and “oh, that must be nice.” And I want to give credit where credit is due, God has been very good to us. But at the same time, our life just feels like eleven years of living by the principal of Reaping and Sowing.
We WORKED to be debt free. We PLANNED for a future of frequent vacations. We INVESTED in our marriage every day and have been plugged in to married small groups from year one. We’ve SOUGHT OUT wisdom in parenting our pack full of kids, and continually FOLLOW THROUGH on how we’ve agreed to raise them.
Sure, we’ve had unexpected blessings along the way, but there has been so much proactive intentionality going on behind the scenes that people just don’t see.
Listen. No one is going to be a greater advocate of your happiness and success than YOU. And no one is going to do a better job at keeping you from happiness and success than YOU. If you’re waiting on your dream life to drop in your lap, good luck, you’re gonna need it.
Identify your dreams, make a plan to get there, and stay committed to it; even through all the failures and missteps.
Are we exactly where we thought we would be ten years ago? No way! But it’s way better than what we even planned for.
You reap what you sow, folks. (And fortunately/unfortunately you reap what those really close to you sow, too, so be aware of your relationships.) Our life is no different. We don’t have a secret sauce. We’re just proactive.
And anyone can be proactive.
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