Today is the day before Valentine’s Day. Usually, the focus is on romance and couples and the dreamy, starry-eyed expression of that love. Romantic love is great fun as well as deeply and profoundly moving, and I hope everyone has a Special Someone in their lives with whom to share this special type of love.
But if you haven’t already, also fall in love with your dreams and goals—especially your most cherished ones.
It can be scary admitting to yourself that you’re in love with your goals and dreams. But it’ll be one of the best things you’ve ever done in your life—just like when you told your Special Someone that you loved her/him.
We make a promise to our Special Someone to care for them and be with them no matter what. Sometimes it’s hard to follow through, but we do it because we’re people of honor and integrity; we said we would and our word is our bond.
We should make this same commitment to our goals and dreams. Promise to never toss them to the side when it seems too hard or too much to stick with it. Pledge to be there for them while making great progress as well as during the inevitable setbacks. Vow to believe in them and have faith in them even when it seems crazy to do so. Above all, swear your oath to respect them, honor them, and to cherish them.
Your homework for today is to make a commitment to your goals and dreams no matter what. Now think about what this looks like in your everyday life: What are you going to think, say, and do regarding your goals and dreams? How are you going to treat them now that you’re in love with them and have committed to them? How will you think about them—what self-talk will you use? What would you do and think if someone was dismissive or derisive of them—would you continue to call that person a friend?
Post in the comments section how your attitude toward your goals and dreams has changed now that you’ve committed to them.
I’m so proud of you for continuing to take these steps toward achieving your goals and dreams. You’re a rock star for doing this!