What goals did you find in your head yesterday?
Are they big? Do they make you a little queasy? Does your heart kind of flutter when you think about them?
If your goal(s) don’t make you nervous, if they don’t bring on the feeling that maybe you’re reaching too high, they’re probably not big enough!
A really BIG goal is what you want to focus on, because you’re going to spend a significant amount of time working toward making it happen.
Here’s the thing we forget, as we get tied into the details of daily life: We’re each of us on a unique journey through life. And if we continue to let the minutiae draw our attention, we get side-tracked.
The trick is to keep looking at that goal. Every day. And keep reminding ourselves that it’s important. Because you will NOT get to your chosen destination if you don’t keep consulting your map.
One of the easiest ways to get detoured is to allow complaints to fester. We live in a society that is FULL of people who complain constantly. Right now, we hear complaints about having to stay at home, about having to work at home while also providing guidance to our kids, about this, that and the other thing.
But by allowing complaints room in our heads, we make them more important, we give them more power. And what we need is to be pushing all our power toward meeting those goals.
Today, stop three times and consciously stop complaining. Each time, replace that complaint in your head with a picture of your goal, with the sensation of how you’re going to feel when you reach that goal, and let the insignificant negatives fall away like dead leaves in Fall.
Allow yourself the space to grow new leaves.
Reach for the sun.
Breathe the clean air, rejoice in the sunrise of a new day, a new chapter in your story, another chance to practice shooting toward your goal.
Because YOU are a miracle all by yourself, and what you have to contribute cannot be done by anyone else just the way you can do it.
And YOU ARE IMPORTANT! You are unique. You have something to accomplish.
Get out there, and give it a shot. If you don’t, it’s not just your loss. It’s everyone’s. And you ARE needed.
Have a great day today!
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With Grace and Gratitude,