As November is now upon us, we realize that the end of the year is going to come up faster and faster. The holidays tend to speed up the clock a bit and of course, day light savings time is an attempt to give us one extra hour but it rarely feels like it, right?
As the year 2020 looms on the horizon some of us may feel the need to scramble to accomplish the goals we had set in front of us at the start of 2019. Panic and anxiety can creep in as we feel that perhaps we have failed ourselves by not reaching all of our goals. These feelings can, at times, be heavy and prevent us from continuing our journey to achieve. It just seems easier to give up and think, “well, better luck next year”.
The reality is this: goals should be our motivator to continually strive to be our best. We shouldn’t be so much focused on the end result as we are on the PROCESS. For in the process of working to achieve our goals, we tent to discover more about ourselves and our ideals and dreams can change as we work through the journey. Some people ask me, “what happens when I come to a fork in the road – how do I know which path to take that will get me to my goal? I don’t want to go down the wrong one!” The reality is – the path you elect will be the pathway to your goal because it’s about the process and the journey. Think of it this way: in the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy took a path, the yellow brick road, on the way to achieve her ultimate goal – to meet the Wizard. But what happened along the journey was far more important and life-changing than the ultimate goal. And the goal changed, right? She wanted to get home but it was more important to maintain the relationships AND the education she garnered along the journey.
As the last two months of the year are now upon us, my hope for each of you is that you will take a few moments to remember where you were a year ago, and focus on all that you have achieved, all that you have learned, and on all the many ways you have grown in business and personal life.
As a success coach, I have the honor of helping people work through their goals and it’s important that we focus on the steps, not taking them out of sequence, but focusing on making each step intentional on the way to the end result. But what happens in most cases is that the end result slowly changes and we discover that the true goal was in the process – not the result. And in turn, the RESULTS are AWESOME.
Achieve your Awesomeness in the remainder of 2019 and prepare for even more in 2020. I would love to speak with YOU about your personal and professional goals, those things that are holding you back, and help you to step on to the path that will take you through your amazing journey of growth, realization, and the discovery and release of your AWESOMENESS!