What is the end goal?
What are we working towards?
We need to have something we’re striving towards, something to focus on, to give us a purpose, to motivate us to keep going.
Sometimes things can get a bit overwhelming. Seeing all the steps we need to take to get to the end… it can become a little daunting. We can find ourselves getting demoralized by never feeling like we’re completing anything when we’re always looking at what the end goal is. It’s hard to see the smaller accomplishments along the way.
I am absolutely terrible at getting caught up in this. I stop seeing my small accomplishments and only see the fact that I haven’t achieved my end goals. I talked about making a vision board as motivation… I put it up and was able to see what my goals were every day. Most days I would look up at that board and think, “Yes. That’s where I’m headed!”, but some days I just saw the things on there as distant dreams, getting further and further away. I took it down because I got to such a low, demoralized state that I couldn’t stand looking at it… being slapped in the face with everything I’m not achieving.
So… what do we do now?
When we’re always looking at the big picture, we’re unable to see the small accomplishments and feel good about what we’ve done. We end up paralyzing ourselves by not being able to take pride the work we’ve done so far. Our end goals are made up of small achievements. Having goals are important. They give us something to push ourselves, to not become stagnant in our lives. What we need to be better at is getting through the smaller tasks that get us to the end, not looking at the list of things we need to accomplish, but only looking ahead periodically to make sure we’re on the right path.
Let’s take a moment to breathe… and to feel a sense of accomplishment for the small tasks that have brought us closer to achieving our goals.