Accomplishment: Reaching Goals

Accomplishment: Reaching Goals discusses the importance of follow through to reach goals.

It’s been a busy week and I didn’t find the time before today to come up with a blog post idea so I had two options: not post anything, or, write something quickly.

This blog is new, and I know that my audience is small right now so it’s unlikely anyone would notice, or care, if I didn’t post anything today, but when I started this, my goal was to write on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and if I didn’t post anything today, I’d know, and I wouldn’t reach my goal.

It’s so easy to get bogged down by life and responsibilities and sacrifice your own hopes and dreams, isn’t it? Okay, okay, I know that’s a little dramatic because after all, it’s JUST a blog post. Not writing one today isn’t exactly a matter of life or death and won’t be life changing, exactly, or will it?

Each post is a small step toward reaching my goal of building my author platform, so that when I finish my book(s) (another goal) I will, in theory, have a network of people to tell about my accomplishment, and hopefully they’ll be interested!

Small steps count. Try weight loss for example. With each cookie or chocolate bar that is passed up, a weight loss goal becomes more attainable.

It’s not complicated, and it does get easier – with practice.

Have you ever reached an elusive goal, something that seemed so overwhelming and impossible, but you focused on it and did what you had to do to achieve it? I have.

Moving to England was like that. Friends and family thought we were nuts to do it and my father even made a comment that he’d believe it when he saw it. After we moved there, every time we came home to Canada for visits, I’d tease and ask him if he believed it yet. Living in England was a dream, or goal, come true. It was a truly amazing experience.

There’s no feeling quite like accomplishing a goal, is there? The more elusive the goal, the more exhilarating the sense of accomplishment.

So, remember, small steps, one foot in front of the other and keep going forward.

You know how it goes!

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