I Got It Done!…


I can be very fastidious about accomplishing things that I set out to do and when I don’t achieve them, it leaves me with a great sense of failing in the promises that I made for myself.

When I was single it was far easier to achieve certain goals, but with a family to take care of, the scales balance tilts a bit and it requires far more focus and stringent discipline to achieve new goals.

Some years back, I set a target to get back to my pre-birth size 10 from size 16 and I gave it my all, that within 6 months, I had achieved my target size, but I got pregnant again and piled the weight back on – though I lost the pregnancy and since then I haven’t put as much zeal as I did in getting my shape back.

Last year, January, starting a blog was one of the things I wanted to achieve. By the end of first quarter, I realized that I was behind and one fine morning, I woke up and just jumped in. I had grown tired of overthinking it. I decided to ride through the rough patches as I go and that is precisely what I am doing.

I also finished one of the books that I am working. I got it done by the skin of my teeth in December. I am just going to catch my breath, then get down to editing and see what the next step will be.

This year, like the year before last, I have chosen to view my goals as my life solutions instead of resolutions and you can find out why over here.

Β© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?


55 thoughts on “I Got It Done!…

  1. Congratulations on all your 2015 accomplishments and wish you the best with your ‘solutions’ this year. I used to have New year resolutions till last year but unfortunately wasn’t able to follow them throughout the year. Seeing you achieving your goals is now inspiring me to create some targets for this year.

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  2. you are a remarkable woman Jacqui. It is not easy to have achieved some of the goals that you have done, and s quickly too. I am so sorry for your lost pregnancy, that must have been a terrible blow to you, and I am not surprised you lost some of your zeal.
    I wish you good luck with all of the solutions you seek this year. πŸ™‚

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  3. There is always a difference btwn deciding you want/need to do something and actually finding the motivation to do it. I think having a family must make it extra hard to achieve your personal goals when you are focused on your kids, husband etc. I’m glad you finally had it in you to start your blog it is wonderful! It inspires me daily. Weight is a difficult issue that I share with you and I haven’t even had the kids, so your journey with it must be harder. I hope you achieve your goals this year and find motivation within yourself. Great post!

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    • Mandi, thank you for your beautiful supportive words. It is truly not easy balancing all these things but with grace I just keep going as much as I can. Quite true, weight loss is not a walk in the park unfortunately and I hope we both arrive at achieving our goals this year. Blessings my dear.

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  4. It’s alright Jacqueline. I have trouble keeping promises to myself but I work on it as much as possible. You just gotta keep moving. And sometimes you just get tired enough and just DO IT. It happens. That’s life! One step at a time…

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  5. First, my condolences on your loss. I know how it feels. Secondly, you inspire me and give me different ways to look at things. I hope that I can achieve such a goal as daily postings but I’m one of the ones that tends to procrastinate and/or give up. Working on changing that.

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    • Thank you so much Barb. I really appreciate these words of yours. What I do to help my procrastination is to tackle those things that I find challenging to do first before other stuff and it has been helping me. My regards and feel free to reach out anytime.

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  6. Super Jacqueline! Remember the message I wrote to you regarding publishing your bestseller book. It was just some advice that I went through with publishing all my books. Wonderful News Indeed. Continued blessings, Emma

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  7. I enjoyed this post because of how much I can relate to it, and I thank you for sharing. I’m sorry for your loss .. I know first hand how that feels (although I do understand different people cope differently). I’m blessed with an amazing support system, which helped to keep me strong. It sounds like you are as well. On a less serious note, I don’t like using the word resolution anymore either. What I’m trying out now, I think, is to set manageable goals for myself throughout the year .. One step at a time. One of my present goals is to get down to a healthier weight .. My youngest is almost a year and a half, I think it’s time to lose all that weight I gained (I’m doing it because I want to, not because someone else wants me to .. I think that’s an important factor to goal making and achieving). Sorry for “talking your ear off.” I just enjoyed being able to relate. πŸ™‚

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