Oh, my goodness! That low feeling that you get when a goal that you have aimed for is no longer possible.
It could be because it no longer serves you or is impractical in some way.
Whatever the reason, the feeling can be very disheartening. It used to be that when I had a goal and didn’t achieve it, it would be because it was not actually achievable, not realistic and I didn’t have a plan. Every single time!
I now find that the journey in achieving a goal is as much important as the goal itself. Think about something huge that you’ve achieved. you look back and reflect on what you went through to get there. Deposit for a home, dropping a few sizes in clothing, securing a promotion. All of those things provided you with an opportunity to learn something new.
If your journey is nothing but the same routine, day in and day out, you might be feeling bored and not the least optimistic about your daily life. If your life has gone stagnant, it’s time to liven it up. Journeys should include adventures. What’s something you can do today which you have never done before? Incorporate spontaneity into your daily journey in small ways. Order something different for lunch. Drive a new way to work. Call an old friend or relative that you haven’t spoken to for a while. Take a walk choosing a new path. The key here is to make things fresh and interesting.
I achieved a massive goal last year and at almost the final whistle! I’ve a huuuuuge one to achieve this year. I’ve got to do it. I like to have something to look forward to and, when I’ve done it, I’m like OK, what’s next?
Someone once said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it”.
You’ve got to want it badly enough.
See it, feel it, go get it…..but have a plan and enjoy the journey!