When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~Confucius
Have you ever thought about giving up—or have actually thrown in the towel—when the path to your dreams turns rocky, steep, and dark? I know I’m guilty of this from time-to-time!
Today’s quote has reminded me of the dreams and goals I’ve put on the back burner—or haven’t even tried for—because I thought they were out of my league. When I thought about scaling back the goals and dreams, they weren’t as interesting or compelling. So, I put them to the side. Some of them I’ve forgotten about!
Now, because of today’s quote, I’m thinking I should revisit them. If I keep the original dreams and goals—the ones that are exciting and thrilling—and if I tweak the steps instead—break them into small pieces and tiny bits—I think I can achieve those goals and dreams after all!
Your homework today is to dust of those dreams and goals—the ones you think you have no hope of reaching. As long as they still delight you and get the old juices flowing, then revisit the steps you’ve laid out. Break them into small pieces and little parts. Break those down into tiny bits. Keep breaking them down into smaller and smaller increments until you get to the ones that you can easily manage. Then do them!
You can do it! WooHoo! Go, you!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,
PS: Remember to celebrate the small victories and the little increments of forward movement you’ve made this week. It all adds up!