Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I just loved this "article" that came through my email. I am SO behind on reading stuff from SP. My daughter thinks I should just erase all 300 unread notes but I just can't. Especially when I come across this:
Who is standing in your way?
Imagine someone regularly tying small weights around your ankles as you try to climb a mountain. Doesn't sound fair, does it? But that's exactly what you can do to yourself, a little bit at a time, if you don't watch out. When you think of who and what is standing in the way of your dreams, it's easy to forget your own responsibility. Even the best of us can be guilty of unknowingly hurting our own progress. Procrastination, lateness, being disorganized, pessimism, not being honest with yourself, severe self-criticism, downplaying achievements, focusing only on weaknesses while ignoring strengths, keeping goals a secret, demanding perfection, giving up after a small setback--these are all ways you can make it tough to be (and do) your best. Smart systems, the right attitude, and a promise to keep going no matter what will make a world of difference.
I need to take baby steps each day and stop trying to conquer the whole goal in one setting. I need to set reachable little goals toward the bigger goal. I ask too much of myself and I need to get realistic.
For instance I will read 20 unread emails from SP each day and if I reach that goal HURRAH!