Life is hard. Sometimes we have an idea of how our life is going to go. We imagine how our lives turn out from the time we are old enough to think. Most of us try to stay on our chosen path through life, though this is not always possible. When the path gets difficult, it is easy to give up on our hopes and dreams, but it’s important that we preserve. One way we can do this is by meeting goals and staying out of our own way.
It doesn’t matter if our plans are derailed or our self-appointed timelines are not meeting up. Take a break and relax to get back on track. Set up small, easy-to-measure goals for yourself. You don’t have to take on a mountain. Start slow. Think of all the baby steps you need to meet your goal. Write them down and check them off your list one by one.
Stay Out Of Your Way
As you work through your goals, drop the self-doubt and worry. Be kind to yourself and speak life into your plans. Sometimes we get in a funk, and we talk down to ourselves. We start to feel like the goal or vision is too big, or it’s an impossible task. We may try to abandon our goals and divert our attention elsewhere instead of being focused and committed to seeing it through. Most of us go through this. Remember, everything in life does not come easy. Some things require sacrifice, hard work, and determination. Your goals are worthy of being completed, and you are worthy. Do not give up, stick with it no matter how tough the road gets.
As you uplift yourself through the process, it’s also important to drop the comparisons. We are not all on the same path in life, and that is okay. Your progress is something that should be celebrated and accomplished at your own pace. When you compare what you have to others, your progress gets stifled. You feel as if you’re never going to get there or they have it better than you. This is usually not the case, and thinking this way earns you nothing more than continued self-doubt. Instead, celebrate the small victories, enjoy the process, and smash every goal.
Shatel Huntley has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In her spare time, she works with special needs adults and travels the world. Her interests include traveling to off the beaten path destinations, shopping, couponing, and saving.