17 Before 2017

I recently shared in my newsletter my desired to share more about what I do in hopes of encouraging each of you to pursue your vision…your purpose.

17 Before 2017 | Dana Pittman

Today I want to give you a sneak peek. This is my 17 Before 2017 list. I actually started on my tasks last month. The point is to create a list of tasks you’d like to accomplish before the year expires. 

Your Game Changer

...getting from where you are to your destiny...

Goals are your personalized treasure map. You identify your destination and sitting to determine your course of action is the sweet spot.

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This time of year I spend several days reviewing the current year. I look at numbers and projects. I look at successes and areas I need to improve. And it seems like, the older I get the more I value this annual practice.

How are you ensuring a better tomorrow for yourself, family, career, and/or business?

Investing time in creating goals for yourself is invaluable.

What actions does realizing your dreams require?

Knowing the answer is truly the game changer. It will take you from spinning your wheels to gaining traction. And it is vital to setting your course between where you are and your destiny

Your vision is waiting. 😉

Are you a planner? Do you set regular goals for yourself? I’d love to read about it in the comments. 

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My Ultimate Takeaway

Day 31 of 31 Days of Christian Thinking

It is Day 31!!!

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My Ultimate Takeaway…

I am empowered to control my thoughts. Therefore, my feelings cannot keep me captive, which means I always have the ability to make a God-honoring decision.

That is it, for now.

What’s Next

I did not write a full post for a full month. I am still writing other entries to 31 complete entries. For now, if you missed any of the entries view the entire month HERE.


What was your favorite post or takeaway? 

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Don’t Stop

Day 25 of 31 Days of Christian Thinking

There is something about big goals. They excite you. You feel pumped. You feel like your time has finally arrived.

Don't Stop | 31 Days of Christian Thinking | Dana Pittman

They excite you.

You feel pumped.

You feel like your time has finally arrived.

But in the midst of it all you will struggle.

Christian Thinking: Week 2 Review

Day 14 of 31 Days of Christian Thinking

We are nearing the close of our second week. And almost halfway through this month. I pray this is a blessing to you all.

31 Days of Christian Thinking | Dana Pittman

Today is our Week 2 review. All of the references are linked. As a reminder, this is now catchup time for those of you you don’t have much time to read during the week.


...the person overlooked...

Have you ever felt like the underdog? The person people are NOT betting. The person overlooked. The person they expect to lose.

Underdog | Dana Pittman

How long have you been a member of my extended crew? 🙂

I call my family, my crew, my fam…my peeps! And I consider YOU part of the crew, that is if you want to be.

Well, if you’ve been a member of my crew for a minute then you have seen me discuss 31 Days of Writing. I sometimes get it turned around and call it 31 Days of Blogging. Essentially, it’s the same.

Every October, “31 Days of Writing” host a “challenge’. Those of us crazy enough to accept carve out the month to write every day. Most chose to blog everyday.

As for me, I am blogging again. And after several failed attempts (FIRST and SECOND), I finally did it (THIRD)!!!

I plan to do it again.

As I prepped, I found a little nugget hidden in a past post. I want to re-share it. At some point we must realize that we are enough. And we were created with everything we need to be successful in this life. 

Comfort Zones Are Misleading

Can I please, pretty please, have a moment of silence?

I am officially blogging again.

…And the crowd goes…YAY!!!

Don’t give me that look. 

It is hard sitting, staring at a blinking cursor. Your desk covered in ideas but none will render enough clarity to warrant a blog post.


Now that I got that out of the way… :o) I want you to consider comfort zones.

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What is your initial reaction? 

Lessons Learned in Your Storm

...storms come...storms go...

Peter and the disciples are in a boat at sea. They jumped in the boat pumped!

They witnessed Jesus feeding more than five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish. Can you imagine the awe and laughter from the men as they made their way across the sea with their personal souvenirs (the remaining food) as evidence of such a wonderful evening?

Storms of Life | Dana Pittman

I can hear them talking over one another recounting the story again, as if they all had not witnessed the same miracle. But the joy of their very special picnic was quickly pushed aside as a bad storm disrupted their cheerful banter.

The men would weather this storm for many hours. The waves crashing into their boat. The winds nearly overturning them under its force. Yet they had no choice but to endure since they were too far out to return to the shore.

What would they do?