DAY 18: INTEGRITY
How fun was planning and executing goals yesterday?! There is an incredible and empowering feeling found in accomplishment. We encourage you to continue to be disciplined as you pursue Oola goals.
For today’s challenge, think back to when you were a kid. Did you ever say, “I pinky promise” or “cross my heart” as you vowed to a friend you would keep your word? Today, we are diving into our next OolaAccelerator - Integrity.
Most people start the year off making resolutions and promises that a week later are a distant memory. In fact, only 8% of resolutions we make are kept. Keeping your word to others is important, but so is keeping your word to yourself. This is integrity. So often we find that this accelerator can be compromised with slight exaggerations, white lies or even wink, wink excuses. When you get down to it, the reality is that integrity isn’t meant to be like a garment you take on and off when it is convenient. When you walk in integrity with God, yourself and with others, then you can accomplish great things.
Day 18 - Today’s challenge is to not break promises to yourself.
Step One: Start Small. Yes, dream big, but set small goals that become larger as you gain momentum and a belief in yourself. Don’t say, “I’m going to work out three times per day and only eat vegetables and tofu.” It is unsustainable. Set goals that you can keep and then build from there. The goal is progress, not perfection. Once you set a goal and keep that promise to yourself, you build momentum and a belief that anything is possible. So right now look at your Oola goals and set a tangible mini-goal that you can take a reasonable action step in the next 24 hours that puts you on the path to your big dream. Today’s challenge is to write that action step down and complete it within 24 hours. In short, keep your word to yourself.
One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much.
God, today I come before you openly and transparently. Search my heart and help me to see where I may not have walked in integrity. Please forgive me for the areas that I have not been truthful or kept my word to myself, others or even you. Help me to let my yes be yes and my no be no. Your word says “Because of my integrity, you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.” God, thank you for loving me through the areas I have fallen short and seeing beyond my faults to who you really created me to be.