A version of today’s post was sent to the Campfire Chic mailing list in August. Be the first to get content like this and special offers by subscribing here.
I decided that this was going to be my year to be brave. I started in January with my heart and mind open to trying new things, connecting with new people, and most importantly: getting over my fears and documenting my journey.
I signed up for Ali Edwards’ One Little Word ecourse and one of the assignments was to set an intention for each month having to do with the word I chose, in this case: BRAVE,
I’m feeling a little intimidated by this intention: Make a brave push.
Sure, I’m a fan of taking action. But it’s what those words insinuate that has me hesitating.
It makes me think of this quote:
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison (tweet this)
I took a chance and decided it was time to come up with my Comfort number – the dollar amount I would like in my account before I would feel comfortable and confident about quitting my desk job to pursue other things…like a different desk job, traveling for a little while, or taking Campfire Chic full-time.
It’s a scary number. So my brave push is to work toward that number if I want to reach it in the next few years. I’m thinking three years, but four is more realistic).
Some ways I started working toward that number:
- Changing my direct deposit information so more money goes into my savings right away – If I don’t see the money in my checking account, it’s like it’s not even there!
- Launching two more 30 Days of Lists and the Simple SEO for Creatives Scorecard
- Quitting my yoga studio after they increased the monthly fee
- Carpooling to work every chance I get
- Bringing my lunch to work (PB&J is my go-to right now) and more meals at home
- Projects in the pipeline (get on the mailing list to be the first to know about these)
I have a long way to go, especially after some unexpected expenses over the past few months, but I’ll get there soon enough and it’ll be a great day when that happens. Making small changes has really helped me stay on track and I hope to make a few more changes throughout the next year to make greater strides…to make a brave push.
When I first wrote this intention, I had climbing in mind – pushing my physical limits, pushing myself to train and get better at this hobby…funny how things change.
Are you looking to make a brave push? Here are some resources to get you started:
- BUILD ecourse – for those of you pushing to take your blog further (LOVE this one!)
- Smart Passive Income Podcast – for those pushing to make money online
- The Spending Fast and The Spending Diet – for those pushing to get out of debt
- Metolius has this basic training guide – for those pushing their climbing to great heights
What are you working toward?
How are you making a brave push toward your goals?