It is one thing to say you are committing yourself to something, and another to step forward and actually make it happen. A few weeks ago, upon realizing the midpoint of the year was upon us, I made a deliberate decision to revisit my 2015 goals and dust off those that had been lying dormant. But here we are: the second half of the year begins next week, and no progress has been made...
The small decisions we make throughout the course of a day become our big decisions. We may say we want to spend more time reading, sign up for a language class, or prepare more interesting meals, but every time we turn on the television or let the registration deadline pass, or order sushi for dinner, we are saying "no" to one of these goals. I am certainly not passing judgment on taking the path of least resistance at the end of a long day, but if we want to achieve the goals we set, we need to be intentional about the little decisions that will help us get there.
This week I sat down with a cup of tea and made a plan. I identified mini-benchmarks to help me achieve my 2015 goals, and scheduled them on my calendar to help me stay on track. As a list girl, the reward of putting a check in the box provides an incentive, and seeing a physical representation of progress gives me motivation to press on. I am feeling good about this strategy and ready to continue down the road toward my hopes and dreams for the year.
Can you make a plan to help you move toward your dreams and goals? What small steps can you take today?
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