Focus on Today’s Requirements

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!

Comparison-itis: Does it steal your joy?

Has this ever happened to you?

You complete a project, learn a new skill, or overcome some past fear and you just want to holler to the world: “I am the GREATEST!!”

But then someone shares their own accomplishment with you… suddenly your hurdles don’t seem like they were so high. You think your masterpiece looks like a child could have completed it.

In today’s video I talk about comparison-itis and how it can steal your joy and your motivation. Please don’t let that happen to you!

How do you deal with comparison-itis? Share your tips in the comments below.

Moments Matter as Much as Goals

Yikes! Did I actually type “Moments matter as much as goals” in the subject line?

As a self-proclaimed goal setting/goal getting superstar, that is saying a lot!

But yes, I do believe it is true. In this week’s video I share how I stepped away from my computer, and my goal for the afternoon/evening to go for a walk on the beach.

I definitely made the right choice. If you are focused on achieving your goals, I encourage you to be mindful of the “moments” that you may be missing out on if you are too focused on your goals. As the saying goes, “There is a time and a place for everything.” Make time for moments!

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Goal Achieving in Less Than Perfect Conditions

Last weekend, Earl and I hiked a 5.2 mile section of the Appalachian Trail here in Maine, USA. We have been “section hiking” the AT for a few years now. This year we hope to finish the final miles in Maine.

When we made our plans to hike this section, we were hoping the day would be clear and cool. The weather forecast was for rain and clouds.

We had two choices:

  1. Hike
  2. Not hike

Watch today’s video to see what we decided! 🙂

Whatever goals you are working towards, be aware that the conditions may not be perfect, but you can still move forward with your plans.

If you need support or encouragement, please join me in my Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow. We are all about getting things done–and forgiving ourselves and moving forward when we let something get in our way!

Make your goals scary and exciting!

Anyone can set easy goals. They look like a daily “To Do” list. But the best goals are bigger than that. The best goals are scary!

Think about your goals? Are they cold goals? Are they tepid? Do they stir the fire in your soul so that they threaten to take over your life?

If your goals don’t scare you a little bit, they probably aren’t big enough!

Learn how to stretch your goals and stretch yourself in this week’s video!

So what did you think? Share your big, scary, and exciting goals in the comments section!