Monday, September 22, 2008

Countdown Begins

31 Days of Less
Cutting Costs and Evicting Clutter!!!

Alright ladies! The count down begins! We are at 9 days and counting until October 1st comes and we begin our challenge. What's the challenge you may ask? Our challenge for the month of October is to live on less (financiallly) and live with less (clutter) in our lives.

In order to have a great start October 1st we need to take steps to start preparing now. We need to set goals, and strategize, and set priorities in place for what areas we would like to see changed.

So our homework for today, is to take 10 minutes and think about and write down your purpose for participating in this challenge. Do you have extra bills that you need to pay off quickly? Do you want to speed up your growth in your savings account? Do you want to have a debt free Christmas this year? Do you have a house that is brimming over with stuff, but you really have no clue what you have? Do you want to get rid of the junk in your life so there is more room for the better things?

Next... after you have your purpose for this challenge written down, take it to God. Ask God to help you come up with realistic and obtainable goals for you to work towards with in this challenge. Please read that sentence again. And again.
Please note the "Ask God" and "Realistic and obtainable" when it pertains to your goals.

So many times we get excited and gung ho about something new and exciting that we set our expectations higher than we can really achieve. Go to God, sit at the feet of Jesus, and let Him lead you and show you what HE would have you accomplish in this challenge. What HE shows you to do, HE will give you the strength to accomplish.

Please, shoot me an email or post in the comments what you would like to achieve in this month. My heart is to spend this week helping YOU come up with an outline of a plan to meet your goals. I don't want anyone to feel they have to tackle this challenge the same way I'm tackling it. My goals may be different from your goals. I want you to conquer your goals and move on to bigger ones!

Be blessed today!

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