Do you know that the first thing I hear every morning, is that I win. See, I changed my alarm ringtone to a song that reminds me that all I do is win (by DJ Khaled).

Although Charlie Sheen gave new meaning to the term “winning,” the kind of winning I am excited about goes beyond an attempt to put other people down just to feel better about myself. My win status has everything to do with my planning, my intentional actions, and my faith.

I recently posted this picture on Instagram.

Winning cubs pic
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I reminded everybody that victory will come with preparation, practice, persistence, and prayer. This picture shows a statue of a former baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs won the World Series a couple of months ago. What was significant about that win was not the win itself but the history behind the win. For years, this team has been the brunt of jokes because of their inability (for over 100 years) to make it to the World Series.

But, guess what? They didn’t mind the jokes. The kept putting in the focused workOver one hundred years of work, years and years of preparation, practice, persistence and much prayer.

What will be so great about my “winning” in 2017? The history behind the win. The years of emotional pain and being the brunt of jokes can’t even stop me from winning. I just keep putting in the focused work. Work that has helped me to overcome Daddy Issues, know myself, and most importantly, know the love of God.

Are you ready for 2017? I am very excited to see what 2017 holds. But, I don’t leave 2017 to chance. I have learned that when I set goals and work toward accomplishing those goals, I give myself a better chance to win.

2017 new year new you
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(By the way, if you didn’t catch the 2017 Purpose Planning Webinar, you can click here for the replay.)

My planning (preparation), practice, persistence, and prayer, will carry me through to the win. The attention I give to detail of my quarterly goals, the daily rehearsal and meditation of scriptures that tell me who I am, the getting back up again after a failure, the late night and early morning prayer sessions, those things that nobody sees, will carry me through to the win.

My friend, I encourage you to put in the focused work that will carry you through to the win in 2017. Don’t worry about what others are saying about you, just keep putting in the work. I am convinced that we will proudly be able to “Fly the W” in 2017.

Looking forward to a winning year!

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