There are a lot of things I want to accomplish. Some are easier to tackle than others. Certain goals are a little daunting because they require me to have faith in myself as I leap forward into the unknown.
Other times, certain goals seem to squeeze out others.
It’s hard to maintain balance. I need to take the time to reassess regularly – and often – so that I can continue growth in all areas and remain on track with all things: health, career, hobbies, fun, family, intellectual development, skills, etc…
Sure, we like to make plans with friends. I am no different. However, sometimes my life gets so hectic and busy with work and friends that I feel a little unsettled in terms of the things I need to do and accomplish for me in terms of my future.
I realized that I need to schedule time just for me to spend with…me. Sometimes the silence is exactly what i need. Or a nice tv show to unwind. Or time to pamper me—-sporting a new nail color always cheers a girl up!
But most importantly, I realized that to really help myself out in terms of my dreams and goals, time scheduled for me also should include ‘development time’
- where I study up on the things I want to be more knowledgeable about so that I can get ahead professionally. I need to do a better job of keeping me on track for the future I can see myself possibly having. And the reality is that I need to continue to build. I need to be smarter, I need to stand out.
And that takes some extra work. Winners push harder and persevere, and if I want to succeed I must do the same. I need to continue to see the big picture so I can see what’s truly important regarding me, my goals, and being happy with who I am in the long run.
True love is being there for another, even when you don’t feel like it. I know for some it’s a no-brainer, but I just recently realized that I have not really been there for me, not all the way, not in the ways that really count with respect to reaching some of my major life goals.
It’s easy to be there through all the fun stuff, but can I be there for myself during the not-so-fun stuff? That’s what I need to do: Be a true and loving friend to myself by making sure I get the important stuff done! I am so good at doing this for others; now I need to do myself the same courtesy.
I am the only person that is guaranteed to be a part of my life, for the rest of my life. Others will come and go. (Even spouses!) So I need to show myself some love and compassion and appreciation by helping me get through the less pleasant tasks that must be tackled in order to get where I want to be. After all, I am the only one who consistently has both the time and ability to help me succeed and achieve each and every goal that I dream up for myself.