In business, and life for that matter, our vision of success often doesn’t occur on our time table.
It’s more of a dance, maybe a bunny hop (forward, backwards, hop, hop, hop and then you do a little dance where you’re standing).
It’s not always forward movement.
Sometimes you feel like you’re not moving forward, despite all the work you’re doing and plans you’re making.
Sometimes you move forward only to move back where you started (or behind that).
And other times you feel like you just took a giant step forward.
Where ever you find yourself, know that you’re on the dance floor.
And after you mourn the lose of what could have been (yes that’s an important step), review what worked, what didn’t and create those new plans.
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Have you ever said to yourself, I’ll do that when this other thing happens? I found myself doing that today. I was thinking about the progress I’ve made since I was at a retreat 11 months ago and that I should share this with the retreat leader and thank her for her part, but I’ll do it after I’ve reached my goal of becoming a certified coach.
I know why I did that. I want to know I’ve arrived somewhere and I can only do that by having something completed, or a big goal met. That goal is about five months away. Why should I wait five more months to thank this person? Why is the progress I’ve already made not enough?
The person we’re hardest on sometimes is ourselves. In my case, I want to make sure that I’ve really accomplished something, when I’ve really already accomplished a lot. As for arriving, one of the definitions from Merriam-Webster is “to make an appearance”. So, everyday I spend working toward my goal and not going into autopilot (which is so easy to do) is a day that I’ve arrived in my life.
I’m going to go write a thank you email now!