|Photo by Elise VanCise 2013|
Last week saw a few large steps of progress and a couple of standstills due to yet another fine dose of LIFE hitting the fan. Yet some how sanity is being maintained… maybe… possibly.
The key to goal making success is not letting those derailments actually derail your progress. The train tends to go off the tracks once in a while. While frustrating it could be a good thing. Those derailments allow us to step back and reevaluate the situation and our goals.
Perhaps a goal made needs to be adjusted or even set aside. Is it something that you are struggling with more often than not? Is it something you’re flying through and not challenging enough? There are many reasons a goal needs to be tweaked, take a quiet moment and list your goals and what you can do to either make it easier or more challenging to fit your needs.
Goals should challenge us but not be an added stress. If you have a goal that has been a struggle to meet or come close to, drop it. At least for a week, then come back and reexamine that goal. Ask questions. Do you really need this goal? Is it going to help you meet other goals? How beneficial is this goal going to be overall?
If you feel that the answer to these are yes then make some adjustments to the goal to ease the stress and get back on track chugging to success. Sometimes just that short break of taking a week or two off from a goal is enough to fire up the engine and you’re ready to go full steam ahead.
Keep shoveling coal in that furnace and we'll make it over the peak. See you on the other side of
Goal Update for ROW80 Round 2 Week 2
1. Catch up and post daily for A to Z Big check I did get caught up… as you can see I fell a bit behind again though thanks to that Curveball of LIFE.
2. Make daily word count for
(650 Words) *pouts didn’t get there daily had some days with no
writing. Yeah that curveball thing. Camp
3. Finish class YES!!! One class down with a final grade of 93%
4. Work 20 minutes 3x a week on the
black hole of clothes
and junk closet. Nope that dang LIFE thing
again. Doesn’t it ever take a vacation?
New Goals for Round2 Week 3
1. Yup Catching up again with A to Z and maintaining it
2. Get in word count for NaNo
3. Get at least half a chapter of work a day in class
4. Nixing this one for now so this LIFE thing can do its thing and move out. I’m closing the
of Wow I haven’t seen
this in years Closet door and pretending it’s not there this week.
How do you keep your goal train chugging down the track? How do you deal with being derailed?
This post is also part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for the letter M