2018 is the Year of Excellence

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It’s 2018.  New Year, fresh start.  I’ve determined 2018 to be the “Year of Excellence.”  In a class I’m taking we were asked to take a week to come up with our word.  I already had it – “Excellence.”  Excellence means that I am going to operate at a level of excellence in everything I do.

These are the goals I set for 2018 – I will walk by faith more, trust and connect with God more, pray more and receive the abundance that he has for me. Started this prayer a couple days ago “God, please help my unbelief and lack of faith, take my fear and doubt and help me to trust you more, hear your voice clearly and respond with less lag time” Amen.

Why didn’t I put any specific goals?  Because I am trusting God will open the doors that need to be open to achieve the desires of my heart.  They usually don’t look like I expect and I trust God knows my heart and will provide for my highest and greatest good.  For me, trusting God means removing any of the things that would get in the way of allowing him to work.  I am praying the above prayer throughout the day.  My faith is stronger because of it.  My fear and worry are diminished.

Relationship excellence – it’s time to look at my friendships too and how they affect me.  I have some that are not to my greatest good because they are one sided.  I am not honored in those friendships nor valued other than to support the other person.  While I am not removing anyone completely, I will step back to honor myself and stop being a support for someone else to stand on.  I seek to stand beside my friends and travel the road together instead of behind or underneath.  I am surrounding myself with people who hold me to a higher standard in relationships.

Work excellence – I must step up my game in my work.  There are things that I’ve done that have derailed my success and it’s time to stop those things and step up to a bigger game.  I am surrounding myself with people who hold me to a higher standard in work.  I’m pulling away from events and other things that don’t support me or produce income.

Inside excellence – there is always inner work to be done.  Removing limiting beliefs and praying the above prayer helps my inner game.  It’s a never-ending process that should never stop until our life here is completed.  I am holding myself to a higher standard and surrounding myself with people who will bring my inner game up several levels.

Excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good.  If I shoot for excellence and at times land a little below that, I’m still at a higher percentage than most people strive for on a daily basis.

I’d love to hear what kind of excellence you are striving for in the comments area.

To Your Success


Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
Veteran negotiation and contracts expert Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez, author of “Think Like a Negotiator,” has over 30 years of experience crafting killer deals both stateside and internationally, many in excess of $100 million. She’s currently the CEO of Dynamic Vision International — a specialized consulting and training firm that helps individuals hone negotiation skills — as well as a nationally regarded keynote speaker, session leader and panelist on the Art of Negotiation. Eldonna may be reached online at www.EldonnaLewisFernandez.com

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