Setting And Achieving Goals: When There’s A Will, There’s A Way

I had a pretty epic win this week that I wanted to share with you. If you’re a part of my online community, My Brand Of Happy, you know that I made some goals for myself that I shared on Monday morning. Things that I was going to make sure I did. No excuses. One of those items included finally turning our spare room into my home office. I was so stubbornly determined to get this task done, I wasn’t letting anything get in my way.

The first thing that needed to do was get rid of the ratty old futon that had been living in that room. Once I did that, I could set up my desk and make the magic happen. Salvation Army was scheduled to come Thursday to pick it up and haul it away. I waited all morning & afternoon for them to come. When they finally arrived, they took one look at the futon and told me they didn’t want it. It had some scratches and the mattress cover had cat hair all over it. (Salvation army only picks up items they can take directly from the truck to the floor to sell, so the items need to be in good condition).

So what did I do? Did I throw my hands up and say, “Oh well, I guess I’ll figure out the office next week”? NO. Hell no. First, I got mad. I had a moment of feeling totally deflated by the concept that I might not be able to cross that task off my master list. But then, something pretty incredible happened. I heard that voice in my head saying, “When there’s a will, there’s a way”. And I had already made the firm intention that I WILL make my home office happen this week.

And just like a mother pumped with adrenaline picking the car up off her baby, I somehow took that gigantic futon and got rid of it myself. With my own two hands. And guys, this thing is HUGE! Enormous. And the mattress alone weighs about a billion pounds. I still don’t know how I did it. But I managed to pick the thing up and shimmy it through the narrow doorway over into another room of the house (another room that I plan on cleaning out and will be on my master goal list in the coming weeks).

Why am I sharing this story with you? Because we all have that giant futon that’s standing in the way of us and our goal. That block or excuse that’s keeping us from getting shit done. And I’m here to tell you, you’re strong enough to get rid of the futon. Pick it up, break it down, do whatever you need to do. Just do the damn thing. When there’s a will, there’s a way!

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