Just wanted to share a message that I received in my inbox today! It all ties back to a few posts that I've made about writing down your ultimate goal and then write down the steps it will take to reach that goal.
Make daily to do lists and be happy for the small steps you are taking to reach your ultimate goal because every little step counts!!
"The victory of success is half won when one
gains the habit of setting goals and achieving
them. Even the most tedious chore will
become endurable as you parade through
each day convinced that every task, no matter
how menial or boring, brings you closer to
One of the problems with big goals is that,
if that's all you have, it's a long time between
getting them done. You don't get a big
goal done every week!
That becomes a problem because you
don't have enough positive reinforcement
in your life.
In order to keep going, you need lots of
little successes to feel good about. When
you can look at your list and see all those
check marks, it feels darn good!
And it keeps you going. All the bumps in
the road, all the obstacles, all the delays,
all the setbacks, are just annoyances, like
a mosquito, and they don't discourage you.
So take your big goals and break them up
into little steps. Write them down, and check
them off. The email, the phone call, the page
a day in your writing project.
Then celebrate them! Look at your list and
think, "Gosh, I'm good!" Pat yourself on the
back and see them as milestones toward
your big goals.
When you feel like you're making progress
you can get up every day enthused by the
possibilities and full of energy. Like the
"little engine that could" you'll be saying,
"I think I can, I think I can!"
And you can! It'll seem like a miracle!