There are 2 ways that goals can be successful: 1. If you reach them, and 2. If you don’t reach them and don’t beat yourself up about it. Once you learn from your goals and pick yourself up again, then that in itself is a success.
Goals should be motivators, a kind of flexible compass where the destination remains the same as originally planned (if not better), but the journey never set in stone. They should not be a strict, single-routed roadmap, one that cripples you with failure when external and uncontrollable road blocks curb your way of achieving them.
Today I vowed to eat healthily, and found myself munching on chocolate for breakfast and sinking slices of pizza for lunch. My goal was trumped by my desire to enjoy my last day of the Christmas holidays before returning to work tomorrow. That’s not to say I can’t start fresh tomorrow.
I love the sunrise and the sunset, and today vowed to never miss one in 2018. This morning, I found myself snoozing my alarm clock and missing the first sunrise of the year. My goal was trumped by my desire to catch up on some much-needed sleep to set me up for the week ahead. That’s not to say I can’t start fresh tomorrow.
As sure as the sun rises above the trees, we can always start fresh tomorrow. And as sure as the sun sleeps behind the mountains, we can always celebrate our every effort to reach the moon.
(1/1/18, SUNSET 🌅)