Thursday, June 23, 2011
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
- Napoleon Hill
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
- John F. Kennedy
Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics.
If you know what to do to reach your goal, it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor
Ok, weve all done it. We set goals weekly, sometimes even daily. But we just don't follow through. Oh we have the big number in our sites. You know the one that will make it all better. The MAGIC number. BUt what about the goals we set to get there? Do we really take the time to sit and plan, and follow though, one goal at a time? I know I don't. Oh I set goals sometimes each week and even I have done this daily. I say i'm going to change something but then the old just comes back and hey it is so much easier than saying no. Right? Oh you know i'm right. I mean I read blogs, message boards, I know most of us are going through the same things right now. I know that a handful have reached their ultimate goals with ease. Or did they? They must of had the same struggles I"m having right. They had to have come up with the solution to their individual problem by themselves right? I mean it is nice to see others succeeding each day. But for me I wonder what am I doing wrong?
I think for myself it is a matter of setting the goals the proper way. I allow myself to get so caught up in the rights and wrongs of day to day living I forget to enjoy the journey. I mean really thies journey is so much more than losing weight. It is about discovering new things about ourselves. Some things not so good and others wonderful. It is in how we work to better ourselves that the fun comes in. We can choose to do this our way or we can choose to do this another way and never be really happy.
So today I choose to be ME. Whether that means the me that is struggleing to loose this last seven pounds or the me that has reached this milestone and only has seven pounds left to loose. You see it comes back to seeing that cup half empty or half full all over again.