Sunday, May 27, 2012
This morning I realized I learned a lesson on setting goals.
Maybe it is even a life lesson, it is for me anyway.
In life we set goals, most often we set this HUGE lofty goal. Not so much meaning to set ourselves up for failure, but setting up a challenge. Sometimes not realizing that goal is too high. When we do not make that goal we have not failed.
I realized today that goals should be set more like stepping stones. Like a path through a garden. Taken one natural step at a time - one foot in front of the other.
Life is a journey, and I should not rush to the end. My goals should be set, one step at a time.
So that I can enjoy the path taken and the journey that gets me to where I need to be...to that end of a path, and lessons learned as I try.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
I totally agree!
I did not meet my goals in the last challenge, but I am going to try much harder for the summer one. Just as you said! One step at a time.
1694 days ago
OH Yes,,, please do NOT rush the steps,,,for if you do ,,,they are not worked on in completion. :) It takes TIME to do so,,,and thats FINE !! You may want to rethink of going back to the stages of 1 to 4 when you first joined Sparks if you rushed thu the beginning on joining Sparks stages,,,,and rework those, which we DO HIGHLY recommend ANY WAYS for we ALL CHANGE any hows,,, and so the stages CHANGE each time. Will find these on your home page.
1696 days ago
Absolutely, and remember that if we reach 100% of our goals, 100% of the time, then we've set them too low! Goals are to be striven towards and not to make you feel demoralized if you don't meet them. It's important to enjoy the journey as well.
1698 days ago
Yes, I see what you mean. "Like a path through a garden." I like that thought. And as I journey through that garden . . . ah, yes.
1699 days ago
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