An Intentional Future
January 4, 2022
Let’s step into this new year feeling empowered and determined. Each intentional step we take towards our goals brings our dreams into reality. Let’s design our future and make it great. There is great hope in what’s to come.
An Intentional Future
The Mom Training Podcast with Diana Ballard
Diana: Hey, ladies. Welcome to The Mom Training Podcast. Happy New Year!
I hope you had a great time with friends or family, or even yourself, just rocking it out, having a good evening. Maybe you went to bed super early, like I did, because you got little kids that wake up in the night and in the morning… Or maybe you just like to sleep… Hey… But I hope you had a good New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrating. And hope you're excited that we just stepped into a new year.
We talked last week about a clean slate, a fresh start, and we are here. We have arrived.
I first want to congratulate you for getting this far, and all that you've accomplished. It's amazing that as time goes on, we're still here, we keep going. We keep trying. And that's the most important thing, out of anything that we do in life, is that we keep trying. We keep moving. We keep doing. We keep showing up. Because if we're going to create the life that we want, then we can't give up.
I mean, I can't remember the exact quote, but pretty much, “Most people quit right before they're going to succeed in something.” So, if you've been working on something for years, and it just seems like it's never happening, or there's problems all the time, I just invite you to not give up. Do not give up and keep creating and keep going. And this is a new year, a new slate for you to continue to create the life that you desire.
So, while there are a lot of things that we can't control, one thing that we can have influence over is our thoughts. So, what are we thinking is going to happen this new year? What are we expecting to happen?
It can be easy to feel like things will always be the same or that change is so hard, and I've totally been there. But what if change was just about being intentional, and consistent with the intentional thoughts, the plans that we create, and adjust and execute?
As we see other people succeeding, what if we have the capability and the opportunity, right now, to create the life that we want through intention?
So, what is important to you? What are your priorities? What must change? What must grow this year? Is it yourself? Is it you're bank account? Is it your relationships? Your knowledge?
I absolutely love the word create. And I had a butt spanking from a coach that I really want to work with. He is very expensive. Very, very expensive. But he is one of the most wild people I've ever met in my life... Which means I want to work with him.
I love the unconventional, I when I want someone to really give it to me and get in my face, then I go for it. So, I was talking to him one time, about working with him, and one thing that he said to me that really jumped out at me was, “What your problem is, is you don't know how to create it.”
And I'm over here thinking, “Well, I mean, I could list off a good handful of things that I have created and that I have done”, but not nearly to the extreme, or the amount that I have the vision in my mind for. Right?
So, learning how to create, learning how to be intentional is a skill. Learning how to take that intention, that plan, that passion, that priority, and to turn it into something amazing is by learning how to create… Is by learning how to take what you want, create the plan, focus and turn it into a reality.
Now, I don't know about you, but that is slightly mind blowing to me. If you think about people that have created magical things in their life, you're like, “Wow, I cannot even believe that that person is now living that life.” And maybe we think they've always lived that.
Especially on social media, we're saying, “Oh man, look at their nice house and their clothes and their awesome rockin’ body after having all these kids… Look at their husbands, and they travel the world. Wow, that's amazing.”
Those people did not start that way. Those people came from some place.
So, do not discount yourself for where you are right this very moment; who you are, what you're doing, how you're living, is all part of your story. And I absolutely love that. That is such a beautiful way of thinking because if you believe right now, that you are on a journey, that you are being inspired, that you are taking one step at a time, as you climb that mountain to the top where you want to be, there is hope. There is intention. There is curiosity. There is creation possible.
So, I want you to set the intention for yourself right now, of confidence, of “I can do this. I will do this. I must do this. This is who I am. This is what I want. And I'm determined to reach the top. I'm determined to become the person that I want to be.”
As we step into this new year. I invite you to be intentional. Let the old baggage, the old goals go. Let the old you drop to the floor and become a woman of beauty, a woman of joy, a woman of intention and focus, like you've never been before.
Who you are right now is enough; who you are right now is part of your story and your journey, love yourself for that. Love yourself for your past, for the things that you've learned, for the things that have taught you and how you’ve grown.
Love yourself and with intention, take a step forward into this new year. I am proud of you for everything that you have done, who you have become, and the potential that is inside of you right now.
Take a moment to show gratitude to yourself, for how far you've come. Become the woman you want to be by one step, building one brick as beautifully and intentionally at a time.
Let's start this year off in hope, with confidence, with excitement, curiosity, and choose to create our life. This is our year to grow, that you focus on what is important to you. Create your life and love yourself. And we'll see you next Tuesday on The Mom Training Podcast.