I’ve seen the Facebook memes and jokes about resolutions and goal setting that doesn’t work and believe me I have laughed right along with them. They ring with the element of truth. The general consensus of people is that setting goals doesn’t work and in part they are correct in their assumptions.
I honestly feel that the reason most resolutions fail is because in the past when we have made our resolutions, we have gone in with an ‘all or nothing’ attitude.
We bite off more than we can chew and we go too hard and fast. There’s a reason that the analogy of the tortoise and the hare is true. When we take things one step at a time we have a great chance of success. When we go hard, fast and with too much gusto we run the risk of burning out and becoming apathetic.
Another reason that resolutions bite the dust before the end of January is because we set our expectations far too high.
I’m all for shooting for the moon however in realistic terms, you aren’t going to reach the moon within the first few days.
When we have so many failures we tend to become apathetic to believing that we can reach our goals.
However, they can be reached.
You can do whatever you set your mind to if you take one step at a time.
Lao Tzu is credited with saying “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. That’s all it takes… one step. Then you take the next step and then on and on. Before you know it, you’re halfway up Everest!
We were all created with a spark of greatness inside of us. That greatness is what feeds our dreams.
Take your dreams and then take steps to soar.
I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for everyone in 2017.