Fear can cripple you in a way nothing else can. Whether it’s a nightmare, a fight, an accident or failure, fear can shoot us right in the heart, tearing us down in the process.
It’s a New Year and by now, many persons have made a number of New Year resolutions, promising themselves that this year will be better than any other. Of course, many people abandon these goals, shortly after they’ve set them.
It’s always wise to set goals for ourselves and create new ones after we’ve crossed out goals we’ve accomplished. Sometimes, however, individuals set themselves up for failure by chasing unrealistic goals; for example: promising yourself that you will lose 70 pounds in one or two months.
Whilst the goal is not unattainable, it certainly is a great challenge and it is easy to get tired and discouraged along the way, when you’ve not given yourself enough time to accomplish your goal. This is why it is important to set realistic goals.
Think of it as a step by step process. When you’ve conquered a small goal, you can then tackle a greater one. It’s easier to tackle a bigger one then, as you’ll most likely feel motivated from seeing the fruits of your labour.
This year, do one thing you’ve always wanted to do but remember to start small: step by step, little by little, you’ll get there. Quit putting off your goals, because when it suddenly dawns on you that you accomplished little, because you were too scared, too comfortable, or too uncertain and you’re getting older than you’d like, fear creeps in really quickly. This fear may cause you to take on too much at once and ultimately, make a mess out of everything.
Here’s another example: have you ever gotten up on a weekend, with a sudden desire to clean your house from bottom to ceiling? You put on your music and remove everything from the shelves, etc. so you can start cleaning. Pretty soon, however, you get overwhelmed and suddenly realize there is no way, you can tackle all of this in one day. You put the broom in its place and sit on a chair almost sure you can’t get up from this spot, as you’ve overexerted yourself.
This is the year to get started, but always remember, Rome was not built in a day.
Have a good weekend my loves.