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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Goal digger

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March 31, 2023 Category: Commentary Posted by:

What exactly is a “goal digger”?  A goal digger is someone who puts their own needs first, and who seeks to accomplish the goals that they have set for themselves every day. The timeframe for the goals that you ‘dig’ into can be set for a day, 30 days or one year, but it is wise to work toward 5, maybe 10, 15, and 30 year goals.  

Goal diggers aspire to see a change in their own lives and in the lives of others, perhaps helping others to achieve their own goals.  Yeah, digging goals —  it’s all about pulling out the accomplishments, and allowing others to see what you’ve done, not in a vain manner, but in order to show them that all things are possible, God is the creator of you and He told you when He created you that all things would be possible.  

Audience, the season has changed, and we are walking into spring. Spring sets a tone of newness, of blossoms from the seeds that have been planted. In your “goal digger” state of mind, you’ve planted seeds that are more than enough for you to reap the rewards of your hard work. 

As challenging as things can be from time to time, don’t be so hard on yourself. Allow yourself grace and mercy as you become a goal digger in your life. Your children are watching you — your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers see you. God has put His hand on your shoulder to help uplift you and carry you through the dreams that you have set for yourself — the heights that you have reached, the examples that you have exhibited, and the good feelings that you get when you accomplish those goals.

If you fall short on occasions with your accomplishments, it does not mean that you are “digging holes” in your craft that lead to nowhere. Don’t fret, and don’t give up, because that failure is a steppingstone.  Put your feet on it, elevate yourself, reach higher, pray more, and speak your own truth about who you decide you want to be today in your life.  

Goal digging is an awesome way to walk each day! Wake up, if you are sleeping, get that shovel out, and go look for some seeds. I hope that they are going to be your own seeds, and not the seeds of others. Stop looking at other folks!  Start looking at you! Obtain a mentor, get some honest criticism, open the door, and get your life up and running. Become a goal digger today and reach your full potential. Until next time…PEACE! 

cj is a poet, educator, motivational speaker, and inspirational writer who resides in Philadelphia. If you were moved by this piece, shoot cj a “like” or comment at: [email protected]

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