Thank you for sharing a few minutes of your day with me. This blog is updated every Thursday, with the occasional extra thought or insight posted on an off day. My goal is to encourage you to remain focused on any pre-retirement goals you’ve set for yourself (debt management, health and fitness, relationships, home clutter, etc.).
Have you ever set a goal, actively pursued it, and then totally fell out of love with it? I have. And I talk about it in this week’s goal setting tip.
It all started about a month ago when Earl and I started a 90-day plank challenge…
I don’t know why we sometimes pick goals or challenges that aren’t a good fit for us. Sometimes we can rise above the struggles and accomplish great results. Other times, like with this plank challenge, we lose our drive to succeed. The goal ends up working against us.
In those cases, making a logical choice to stop attempting it may make the most sense. It may actually be our best course of action!
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Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of achieving your goals? Or I suppose the better question to ask is this… “Don’t you hate it when you LET life get in the way of achieving your goals?”
In this week’s goal setting tip, I share a home maintenance situation (the subject line give you a clue as to what it is) that is trying to steal my attention… it’s trying to divert my focus from what I planned to accomplish today.
What do you do when life throws distractions at you?
Do you let them completely derail your goal achieving progress?
Do you close the closet door on them so you can focus on something else?
Or perhaps you’re like me and you keep ignoring the situation until you finally HAVE to deal with it.
I’d love to know how you’d handle similar situations.
But did you know that I really feel disappointed when I don’t accomplish all that I want to accomplish?
Disappointment is a pretty typical response to “failure,” but Earl reminded me that sometimes what is perceived as failure is actually just success at a lower level.
In today’s video I talk about stretch goals… those goals that push us a bit further than we may expect to go, a bit further than we think we are capable of going. It was an important reminder that I needed to hear, and here I share it with you. Enjoy!
What goals and stretch goals have you set for yourself? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. If you want some help staying on track with achieving those goals, please join me in my Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow.
Have you ever given up on a dream because you didn’t think you could achieve it? Have you copped an I-didn’t-really-want-to-do-that-anyway attitude so you wouldn’t have to later admit you failed? Has it ever occurred to you that if you’d worked the plan, you might have been able to achieve amazing things?
I understand that sometimes we see what the end result is supposed to be and it scares us off. It’s happened to me more than once.
We give up before we allow ourselves to experience the challenge of GROWING into the goal. Today I challenge you to grow into your goals–day-by-day-by-day. Give your body and your mind time to adjust and grow into this new person.
How do you handle those seemingly impossible challenges? Share your tips in the comments below!