Well Hello There!!
My apologies for being MIA this past month in regards to my online community. I’m more upset with myself for allowing my goals to take a back seat to everyday life. The crazy thing about all of this is that I would think about what I needed to get done, but still did not put in the work to get closer to what I would like to do. Sounds crazy right?! I know that some of us may experience similar feelings when “stuck”. I don’t know what it was, but it wasn’t healthy. I was cranky in other areas of my life, not just in my career goals. I pretty much stopped doing about 85% of the things that I have been doing for as long as I can remember.
What bothers me most is that instead of making small changes, I just let almost everything go without a plan b. I find myself repeating these patterns every few months or so, and it has been frustrating to pick back up again. I don’t want to continue initiating something, and then not falling through with them. Working out, blogging, and beginning the second stages of my long-term career prep, are some examples of things that I have not been committed to completely.
I believe that my biggest downfall was that I sometimes become frustrated with the process of reaching my goals, without being patient and understanding that I need to build a lasting foundation. Honestly, I know that I’m going to have to remind myself of this from time to time, to recharge my own battery.
My only other alternative would be to complain about the small amount of time that I have to get things done, and then never get them done!
I want to put more action behind my motivation. I’ve even started making a new vision board for the New Year. 🙂
I’ve heard that to establish a routine you need to repeat a behavior for about 30 days consistently. Once I’ve established my routine, it became second nature for me to keep it up. But once I’ve allowed two weeks to pass by, so did my motivation. I have no one to blame but myself. Granted, I have less “free” time than I’ve had in months. But, I still have to set aside this time, if I truly want to see my goals come into fruition. No excuses, because I’ve been spending more time in front of the TV!! I’ve decided to put in as much prep work for my next steps in my long-term plan.
What has helped to re-engage you with your goals, and to motivate you again?
Peace and Love to all of you! Cheers to another year of getting things done.