‘The greatest danger for most of us is not hat our aim is too high and
we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.’ ~ Michelangelo.
Here we are in the first full week of 2019, ready, willing and able to
go get those goals that we set for us, or in some cases, goals that someone
gave to us, however are those goals our real goals?
If we take a closer look at the quote by Michelangelo, are we kidding
ourselves by making an unrealistic goal? Not in the fact that it may be too
high, but rather is it one that does not stretch us?
I understand it’s a beautiful, warm, sunshiny day. The kids are out of school and are playing in parks or at the pool and here you are working away. With all that on your mind, it is keeping you distracted from what has to be done.
This time of year, it is very challenging for some because of those distractions and the pull from family and friends may be stronger than at any other time of the year.
Hard to believe, but yes, we have reached that point where it is not only the end of the second quarter but half of the year is gone. That may be the bad news for some. The good news is that we still have half a year to go. How are we going to make the next half even better than the first?
“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it’s within your reach.” Said Steve Wozniak the co-founder of Apple. However, how many of us get up on a Monday morning and one of our very first thoughts are something in the realm of: “I hate Mondays.” Then, four days go by and as you get up, your thought becomes: “Thank God, it’s Friday!” Sound familiar?
I have observed that there has been a lot of wishing, praying and hoping going on today and a lot less of planning, doing and being. In other words, a vast number want to accomplish, or, do something, but take absolutely no ‘action’ to make it a reality.
There has been a lot written in the past about this without giving some clear direction as to what one can do in order to make taking ‘action’ easier.