It's goal setting season again. Every New Year I like to take a look at the last year and reflect on what worked and what could could stand to be improved. Depending on the goals I set, the path and timeline for achieving them can vary. Some are more easily achieved than others, and it seems the goals I want the most are also the most challenging to accomplish. This year, I'm trying to embrace a somewhat gentler approach, and make sure to celebrate the steps that I am taking to get there. If I wait to celebrate until the end, there's a chance I could burn out before it ever happens. I know for me, getting discouraged can be super easy. Lots of factors can get me down. The weather, stress, being too busy… the list can go on and on, and then that little seed of discouragement can begin to erode my plan towards my goals. So for me, the key is to be able to keep going despite discouragement – which I know is pretty much inevitable. I like this idea of small victories because I think it will help me stay motivated. Plus, celebrating is always a good idea, right? So here is an inspiring quote to encourage you on your journey towards your dreams!
Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of each step you take toward reaching that goal!
Over the holiday I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies, and I was utterly delighted with how several of the characters found joy in such an unexpected place and time in their lives. It was refreshing to see that you are never too old to start again if you decide you want to. Are there goals and dreams you've put off or perhaps even given up on because you thought it was just too late? I hope you will reconsider and make a new plan today.
And if you do have some big goals written down, do you like the idea of taking the time to feel proud of your steps too? I hope so. I know that this is going to be an amazing year, and I am really, really excited to be sharing it with you. I hope you are dreaming big, reaching for the stars and blazing a new trail no matter what stage of life you find yourself in. Life can be an amazing adventure – there will be setbacks along the way though, so let us celebrate the steps and keep forging ahead!