So here we are at the end of the first month of the New Year, hopefully you’ve had a productive month and are moving forward towards your goals. But it’s also not unusual for all those good intentions and plans to begin to wane.
That’s OK… we’re not perfect, and like most people, it can take time to get things rolling sometimes. Don’t be too hard on yourself and make sure you give yourself a pat on the back for what you have achieved so far.
We’re always looking forward, with great expectations, often beyond what we will be able to realistically achieve, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking at what you have done this month, however small (or big) that might be.
Anything you’ve done that is a step in the right direction will bring you closer to where you want to be.
You may have got your blog up and running, you may have started an outline for a new product, or your first product. You might have taken the plunge and given Facebook ads ago. Or you may have only taken the decision to get started. Whatever it is, it’s a step in the right direction and 100% more progress than those who have not done anything.
But you don’t want to stop there. Don’t be part of the masses who let their goals and plans fall by the wayside come February. Decide what your next step will be. Think of what you’ve achieved already and consider what you could have done to build on this and make even more progress. Then do it!
It doesn’t take much when you look at what you HAVE DONE to see what you COULD HAVE DONE, and when you do that, you begin to move towards a more successful you. Small steps can get you a very long way on a journey.
Consider being at the beach or by the sea and looking at a boat on the horizon. When you watch it, it doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere fast. However after a little while, when you’ve carried on walking, maybe stopped for an ice cream or a coffee and you look back at it, it’s actually much further along the horizon.
Imagine if you were on board that boat, frustrated with the slow progress you felt it was making, wanting to get to where you were going faster and easier, and you abandoned the journey just because it was taking too long. Where would that leave you? Right back at the beginning. I pretty sure the begining is an equally if not more frustrating place to be.
Before abandoning your journey, if you had taken a moment to look back at the water you’d been slowly sailing on, you might have been surprised by just how far you had really come.
The point of today’s post is to remind you to take a look at what you have achieved so far, on a regular basis. Even if it’s only small steps see that as positive. Think about what you can do to build on it, and do. If you keep doing this you will see that your journey to success or to your end goal, is well underway. So keep going.
Remember, you didn’t come this far, to only come this far!
Have a great day, and productive February!
Bye for now