If I’m being 100% honest, 2015 is one of the best years I’ve ever had.
2015 has been an amazing journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I know who I am as a blogger and burgeoning business owner, and who I know who I’m not. I’ve defined my niche, I know my purpose, and I’ve spent countless hours perfecting my ideas. It would seem that I’ve created the perfect environment for my success. And I think honestly, I have.
The only issue is that I don’t always do the things that I know are going to get me to where I want to be. I don’t always wake up early. I don’t always spend three hours a night working on my business. I don’t always write my blog posts on the weekends. All of these things are systems I’ve created in 2015 to help me do the work. Now the only thing left is to actually do the work. It’s time to stop planning, stop binging on information, and instead just execute. That’s why I’ve named execute the 2016 Word of the Year here on The Feisty House.
Execution is the scary part because it involves a level of risk. I have found so much safety and comfort in the planning and development phase that’s been my 2015. I have taken such a liking to tweaking my daily schedule, organizing my to-do lists, and reading self-help books. I’ve taken all the e-courses, watched all the webinars. But the truth is we can take a million and one workshops on how to develop our big ideas, but none of that education matters if there’s no execution. There’s no success in failing to execute a plan or idea, no matter how much time and energy you’ve devoted to the planning process or how good the idea.
I saw something on Instagram that Melissa Kimble (founder of My Creative Connection and leader of the #blkcreatives movement) posted recently that confirmed 2016 needs to be a year of doing. Of execution.
You have to participate relentlessly and deliberately in the manifestations [of] your own dreams. Be willing to do the work.
Tweet via Nina Mosley @ForRevolution
Sometimes we plan and plan and take all of the workshops and do all of the webinars because we don’t want to do the real work. Yes, there is a certain amount of time we should dedicated to strategizing, planning and learning from past mistakes. But then there comes a point when we need to put down the checklists, pause the FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP, and execute the plan.
That’s where I need to be in 2016.
2015 has been an awesome year because the end result of all of my planning and thinking and soul-searching is that I have no excuse. If your year has been anything like mine (and based on our discussions here, I think we’ve all been experiencing the same positive gains in self-development), then you have no excuse. Because of 2015, we know what we’re capable of. We know what we’re supposed to be doing. We know what our purpose is. The only thing left to do is to execute.
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So let’s promise ourselves that in 2016 we’ll actually do the things we’ve been planning and preparing for. Let’s launch our website and share our skills with the world (one of my goals for December 2015 is to finish the Blog Happy website and relaunch my coaching and design services for newbie bloggers). Let’s host that event. Let’s promise not to watch another webinar until we actually create the products we’ve been learning to produce. Have you been planning to start that feature series on your blog? Execute that in 2016. Have you spent 2015 thinking about starting a Twitter chat (I’m talking to myself again here…)? There are no more excuses. We know what we’ve been called to do, and it’s time to start doing it!
What plans do you need to execute in 2016?
What’s your personal 2016 Word of the Year?
Share in the comments, and let’s keep each other motivated!