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Get ‘Er Done

I am not good at creating websites — even my own. So buckling down to map the layout, approve design, write the content, create tips and tools, and then edit the whole thing is not my idea of a fun day. My stomach felt queasy, a slight headache gripped my temples, and all I wanted to do was lay down. But dragging out my own misery didn’t sound so hot either.

I forced myself to sit still and focus on the task at hand. It took about half the time I assumed it would, and then I emailed the initial information to my web developer. Implementing the data took a few more weeks, because of technical delays.

My biggest nemesis during the process was a temptation to shortcut — especially when I came home from a long work day. But finally, with periodic emails back and forth, a few edits here, and a few tweaks there, the pieces fell into place.

When I calculated the actual time investment, it surprised me to find it took a lot less than I imagined. And that’s the ongoing battle when facing any project I’m uncomfortable with. My mind tries to trick me into believing I can’t do it, or I don’t have enough time, or one of a myriad of other negative reasons I should avoid the situation all together.

My emotions lie to me. And if I listened to them, I’d never face anything difficult. I’d also miss out on the amazing feeling of accomplishment when I overcome discomfort and do what I don’t feel like doing. The harder the task, the more excited I feel when it’s finished.

This is one of the secrets to succeeding at anything. Whether it’s writing a book, following a budget, or obeying my boss’s instructions at work, acting in spite of my feelings puts me in a small percentage of people who are more than hearers, more than talkers, but doers. There’s nothing like the high, when you get ‘er done.

What don’t you like, but feel great about finishing?

Anita FreshFaith @ Work

James 1:22 (NIV)

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

anitabrooks.com

My new website design. Check out the completed version at http://www.brooksanita.com

Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.

She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.

Contact her via website www.brooksanita.com or email anita.freshfaith@gmail.com

**After August 1, 2012, please follow future blog posts at www.brooksanita.com

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Breaking out of a Modern Day Debtor’s Prison

Hard Rock Prison Walls

We live in a world of comfort. Or so it seems. Television commercials prompt us to buy more so we can feel good. Internet ads promise the road to a better life starts with something new today. Magazine slicks say get some of this and you can look like her. In our times, the debt is easy, and the livin’ is flawed.

But are we free? We’ve caged ourselves in prisons of our own making. Cramped cell conditions built on credit cards offering simple ways to buy now and pay later. We pay later all right. People have mortgaged their homes beyond their value, and lost everything when the economy crumbled. Businesses risked it all, hoping for a better return tomorrow. Many of them closed or moved overseas.

Tiny Debtor's Prison

Cramped Cell Conditions

So what’s a Christian to do? God gives specific examples and detailed solutions in the Bible. He offers us a way out. When we build brick walls, place bars in our windows, and lock the door behind us, it feels permanent. But Jesus offers sweet release. He’s willing to tear down the walls, pull the prison bars loose, and bust us out through the front door.

Are you willing to take courage, honestly face your problems, and ask Christ for help? One of the most private and dangerous secrets people keep involves their finances. Financial secrets imprison us. Confession removes the bricks, one at a time. A change of habit loosens the bars that block our view. Reliance on Jesus Christ unlocks the door and lets it swing wide open.

He stands at the door and waits. Will you crouch in the dark corner of your own making – or will you step into His light? Debt-Free at last. The choice is up to you.

Will you make today the last you’re willing to stay locked up in Debtor’s Prison?

Out of Debtor's Prison

The Freedom of Light

Anita FreshFaith @ Work

Zechariah 9:12 (NIV)

Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.

She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.

Contact her via website www.brooksanita.com or email anita.freshfaith@gmail.com

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