“The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock”- Tony Gaskins
The start of a new month always leads me thinking on where I have been, and where I want to go. With 2015 almost halfway through (how the heck?!), most of our “new year goals” have already been thrown out the window a longgg time ago. That’s why with a start to a new month, an almost mid-year recap on what you have accomplished and what you would still like to succeed always helps to refresh your mind and get you excited again to tackles those goals.
So how do you go about this “refresher” you may be asking. Well, for most of us, taking 30 minutes to an hour to analyze our goals is hard to schedule into our busy schedules, but making that small step is the very start to accomplishing your wants.
So next time you have some free time, get a pen and paper and start to think. First, think about everything you have accomplished, people you have met, places you have gone, etc. Write down what you are thankful for and what you have learned through those experiences. Next, think about what you are doing currently day to day. Are you making daily/weekly/monthly progress to you goals? Have you been so busy/ under pressure that your goals & wants haven’t even been touched (my life as of lately!)?
If you are already making steps towards those goals, smile, congratulate yourself (we all deserve some positive self recognition!), and then jot down ways you can continue the progress to your goals, and even ways to put more effort into them. If you’re like me, and you haven’t had a chance to even relax never mind put time into those dreams, then now is the time to refocus and start making a list of things you want to get through in the next day, week, or month. Now I know we all have a bunch of goals in our head we would love to overcome in like a day, but if you just focus on one at a time, you will not feel as stressed about all this goal-pressure, and you will want to continue checking off your goal list everytime a new one is accomplished.
This may seem like a lot, but in order to grow, we need to realize our goals and wants. So I encourage you, as a new month starts, to analyze your dream goals, think of ways to make them happen, and open that door to success!