February 2017 Kick Off
Before we can kick off the month of February 2017, let us first recap on January and put it into perspective.
Personally, January wasn’t catastrophic, but it wasn’t great, either. There are some productive steps I took toward my overall goals. I did two things last month that I had been putting off for a very long time, which is good. The not-so-great: I hit and missed, several times.
So what now? Do I keep swinging? Will I be smarter the second, third, fourth or fifth time around? The answer is a firm, Yes.
All humans are fallible; we make mistakes. We fall and we get back up. That’s what we do.
Know that you need to lose sometimes before you can win. We’ve all had our confidence dented at one time or another.
What I have found that helps is keeping a list of all my accomplishments at arms-length, no matter how big or small they are and making sure I celebrate them.
So what are your intentions for this month? The same recycled goals can become rancid. Change them up- let them embarrass you a bit.
Once you know what you want (for this month only), develop a guide that is both slow and clear. Have only one small task to do each day. Muster the courage to focus on one goal at a time and fight every urge to move ahead of schedule.
If your’e anything like me, this will take a lot of effort. If you decide to ignore this warning, it’s very likely that you will have one more goal unfinished to add to the “dream” graveyard.
Think of the story of tortoise and the hare. The slower you start something, the faster you’ll finish. It is one of life’s greatest mysteries!
So take one small tiny step toward the sexy beast, but make sure you do so every single day until you reach your goal and then you can rejoice and start up a new one!
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent van Gogh
Wishing you all a productive, healthy, prosperous and joyous month filled with love, passion, and hope.