Change begins when you tell it to.
Action 2 Achieve is a compilation of ideas that began with one theory. Without action, nothing can be achieved. One must first desire an outcome, build an emotional attachment to it, then create a plan to work toward the intention, and lastly put the plan into motion to accomplish the goal. I have used this routine to complete tasks I never dreamed possible.
There are a few things that define me, and have given me the intrinsic drive to model a never give up mind-set. I am a mother of three children, curriculum developer, SEL teacher, and student at Northeaster University working toward my doctorate in leadership. If you had asked me 20 years ago where I would be and what I would be doing, I can assure you my answer would not have described the woman I am today. Through my experiences, I have learned about the power of intention, goal setting and positive networking. Experiences have shaped my views and led me on a positive journey through life.
At one time in my life, I felt as though I had no control over the direction I was headed. My mind made excuses as to why I was not able to do things. I knew I had made some bad decisions and believed I could not change the course of my destiny. I perseverated on what I had done wrong in the past and could not see that the future could be molded into anything I wanted it to be.
On a particularly difficult day, when my worries were suffocating me, my father looked at me with concern and gave me advice that I will never forget. He said, "Nichole, if you have dug yourself in a hole and your struggling, just stop digging". So, one afternoon after I heard his words, I changed my life. I stopped digging. At first it was difficult. Through continued reflection on where I had been and where I wanted to be I created a solid foundation of hope and the deep empty hole began to fill. I decided to voice my dreams rather than just think about them. Through positive intentions, goals were set. I refused to let negativity enter my personal space and dedicated my time to improving life for my myself and others. The incline of climbing toward success is hard work, but offers many rewarding moments as I reach many different summits.
How do you change your life you ask? You intentionally notice, reintegrate your body and mind, purposefully breath, hydrate your body and create balance in your daily activities. I cannot promise a perfect life, but through these actions, the hard parts will be more bearable.
Why do I tell you my story? Because if you want to learn how to use the power of positivity and daily intentions, to work toward your goals, I have the tools to help.