We are halfway through the first month of the year and many moms have already given up on their goals for the year. What could be the cause of this? Is it fear? Or is it uncertainty?
I wanted to take the time to dig deeper so that I could understand the root cause of this. I found that moms give up on their dreams because they believe everyone else’s opinion more than their own. Between social media, magazines, friends, random people and…..you guessed it, family. We as moms receive an abundance of unsolicited advice and it leaves us to second guess ourselves and stop abruptly in our tracks. So I wanted to say this 1 thing to help you transition into a mindset to understand that you are fully capable of reaching any goals you set. Being a mom does not place you on a waiting list to live fulfilled. The best gift you can give your family is the gift of being true to yourself. Here is my one thing.
Gone are the days where you are going to allow unsolicited opinions from other people drive how you should live your life. Being a mom is a significant accomplishment. There is a reason that you were blessed and assigned to raise them. Not every decision that you make is going to be perfect, but doing your best with the tools you have in hand is by far the best thing you can give your family and the world! You also have goals and dreams that you seek to accomplish. It’s time to work towards them. No one can tell you that you can’t do it! And if there is ever a moment that you feel overwhelmed, it doesn’t mean you are incapable. It means you are human. Understand that you are purposed to live fulfilled and the only thing that will ultimately stop you is yourself! -Domonique Townsend
Just remember the following three things as you strive to reach goals and new personal heights.
Boldly define and clarify what it is you seek in life. Your career, family, health, wealth and spiritual life. When you are clear, you decrease the level of self-doubt in your head. You also can begin to visualize what you seek to accomplish.
Believe in Your Capability
If you are unsure of what you bring to the table, many people will try to dictate or tell you what they think your value is. Believe that you are fully capable to reach your dreams. Be OK being yourself. The more you love you, the less people’s opinions matter.
Know You Are In Your Own Race
You have no competition. Period. No one can do the same things you can do for your family. The opportunities that are in store for you are yours! Act one step at a time in the things that matter to you most. Trying to outdo your neighbor will leave you disappointed, because what works for them may not work for you. It’s best to operate in your own lace and work your own pace when striving to reach your goals.
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About Meltdown Momma:
Domonique Townsend, founder of Meltdown Momma is a devoted, loving, and supportive wife, an energetic and involved mother of three, and an ambitious and passionate industrial engineer. Meltdown Momma serves to help moms conquer their overwhelm, pursue their passions, and successfully integrate work and family.