No Guts, No Glory!

No Guts, No Glory ImageIf you look up the definition of this common saying, you’ll see it means you need to take risks in order to achieve your goal. If you think about it, everything we do, involves some amount of risk. Even getting up in the morning–if you’re not careful you could get your leg caught in the covers and fall.

Writing this blog, and keeping it going involves the risk that you may not read it, or worse, yet, that you may totally hate it and tell me so, in the comments! 🙂

I am a major goal maker. I make goals all the time. I write them down, and often even write the next action step (a trick I learned from David Allen’s program, Getting Things Done). But, do I have the guts to get through them all to get to the glory? I don’t know. Now that we are decluttering (and will be for months), I can really see how much we have accumulated, and how many projects are still not done.

As I find each of these projects, I am putting them back on my to do list, but is that the “gutsy” thing to do? Or, would I get the glory simply by donating them, making room in my home, and room in my life for more important things.

I wonder if that’s also my problem with losing weight. It takes a lot of guts and willpower to stay focused on the end goal and not eat a brownie, or piece of cake, or even have a bowl of ice cream for someone’s birthday. I think glory is eluding me because I don’t have the desire to be persistent and persevere, being stoic with my willpower, standing firm in my fight against carbs. Will it even help? I am but one person. One person who must fight against a plethora of carbs coming at me from all sides–work, home, and even the grocery store.

So, how does one get the glory if he or she doesn’t have the guts to do it on their own?

  • Get a support group
  • Make it a Family Challenge
  • Find someone to compete against
  • Work on it for 20 minutes, then take a 5 minute break

If you try to do the same thing everyday at the same time, your brain gets used to working on it at that time, and you become more productive. I don’t know why, I just know it works.

So tell me, do you have enough guts to get to the glory? If not, tell me what you don’t have the guts to do, or to complete. If yes, tell us how you have shown you have guts and when you got the glory?

Published by Nichole Smart

I have a family of five with three children (19, 15, and 11). We live in a small town, where we drive 20 min for groceries and other items. I was in a bad accident a little over 3 years ago, that caused a lot of nerve damage to my foot. With mounting medical bills, we needed to find a way to save money, and still live an abundant life. This blog was born to help others. I thought the research I was doing to save money for my own family might be beneficial for other Pennywise Families, too! Join Pennywise Families to find ways to save money, and to share your tips for others! Please feel free to comment on any of the blogs!

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