On June 9th 2015 I decided to improve my selfish well as my self image, because for the first time in my life I realized I needed to #seekchange. From my outside appearance you would probably say I was doing pretty well for a 27 year old. I am happily married to the most beautiful lady in my world, I call her “my pretty lady.” I was recently promoted to sales manager after two years in my career of automobile sales. The only debt that was tied to my name was house that my pretty lady and I just moved into. I knew who God was and I listened to a lot of his wisdom to help me get to that point in my life. From the inside I felt that I was not using my full potential and that feeling was dreadful.
I chose to look myself in the mirror and remind myself that first, I am a child of God.
Secondly, I am a good-finder who is trustworthy, which I realized it is very hard to find somebody who is trustworthy. What does that mean?
You cannot consistently perform in a manner that is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
So I started to tell myself that I was those two attributes daily and would feel pretty darn good about myself regardless of what was going on around me.
After a month passed I started to say, “I Jahbari McLennan, a completely patient person and everyday I am getting better and better at goal setting. Chances are you are just like me and everyone else. We know what we are not good at doing and even do a better job at not trying to get better in that particular area. Well goal setting was not my thing at all because I had somewhat of a poor-self image of myself. (If you have a 1% chance you struggle with the image of yourself, you may also have struggled with poor self image)
As I started to tell myself I was going to get better at goal setting everyday, my subconscious mind went to work on me to complete that task. I started to listen more consistently to positive music and fully enrolled into automobile university, which in my case I listened to a lot of Zig Ziglar in my car while I drive.
Than I started to see how much of a priority goal setting should be in my life.
I read this in See You At The Top:
Yes there is danger in setting goals , but the risk is infinitely greater when you don’t set goals. The reason is simple. Just as ships are built to sail the seas, planes to fly the heavens, and houses for living, so is man created for a purpose. YOU are here for a reason. That purpose is to get everything out of you that is humanly possible so you can make your contributions to mankind. Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.
Did you know that 150 million people make New Year's Confession? (check out my video)
Did you know a quarter of those people will abandon their resolution in just a week?
Only 8 percent will be successful, which would leave 138 million people going into next year with the same or similar New Year's Confession.
I will leave you with this question, are you going to live with purpose this year or wander around hoping something good happens to you?
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