It’s funny how some things in life can creep up unexpectedly and stop you in your tracks. These last few week I have seen this occur a number of times with people around me and hey, I’ve even been there too.
I speak a lot about goal setting and following your dreams and making goal dates – that is a big one for me. I believe setting dates is important to reach a goal…but what if something gets in the way? Some things that appear out of our control.
Over the last week or so, these things have occurred from various areas that include: health, work, money, injuries, etc. But there are many areas that we can all relate to in some way that would be considered a stumbling block to get in the way of our goal. Things like relationships, family, other important commitments or even lack of commitment and enthusiasm. Maybe the goal isn’t really that important to you.
I remember a friend a few years back, battling a goal that she was struggling to achieve, she put dates on it and worked sooo hard to reach these goal posts, but somehow missed them.
This was frustrating to watch, as I knew deep down what she was aiming for wasn’t really what she was passionate about. This goal that she set for herself was actually set by someone else for her, and she just went along with it thinking that it was what was expected of her, with an attitude of “I suppose this will do” (as in the goal).
When she finally came around and stepped back and looked at the bigger picture, she saw she was not heading in the direction of her purpose where her heart was truly in it. This can be a stumbling block in itself!
But this past week I have noticed the unexpected hurdles that have stopped people, and some negative effects that this can leave on them, their goal, their purpose and those around them.
So, let me ask you this, what if something serious stops you or takes priority over your goal to steer you in another direction? Would it be the end of the world? Would that planning, practice, baby steps, whatever! Whatever you did to lead you to your goal be a waste of time? No! Find the good in what you have achieved or not achieved from that experience.
So my friend finally found her real goal and direction that she had her heart set on to fulfill her purpose. What a relief!
What if you are super passionate? And you are not able to get to your goal for any reason? Whether it be a health issue, injury, money, etc. It’s not the end of the world!
Step back! Look at the bigger picture! You can reset a date, or hey even start all over again like my friend did!
I love this quote, I want to leave you with this and hope that it puts a smile on your face: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” – Capt. Jack Sparrow; Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Power is in Me!…it’s in You too!
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