The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step.
So you made thought about your life, you set your goals, you made your plan, and now you’re doing it. Except everything is going wrong. Welcome to being human. Welcome to being alive.
Check your goals monthly. I was hiking once with my grandfather and my mother, and we walked right past our turn and ended up (unknowingly) on a 3-day backpacking trail. Luckily, the trail we were on had been burnt out by a forest fire, so when we couldn’t follow it any more we turned around. It was on the way back that we saw the sign for the trail we were supposed to be on and realized our mistake. The point is to check where you are every now and then, hopefully before you get lost in the woods. But, if you find yourself on a dead-end trail, then it’s time to recalibrate.
Recalibrate. Ever start driving only to realize you left your sweater on the roof of the car? Or maybe you left the engagement ring at home? The stove on? You never even got on the road because you locked your keys in the car? Yes, we’ve all been there. It’s okay. Figure out what’s not working and make a plan to change it or change course. Maybe you need to increase how often you meditate. Maybe you need to try a new approach, like joining a kickball league because going to the gym alone isn’t for you. Remember, there are no rules except for the ones you made yourself.
Look at the vision board. Remind yourself what you are working towards and why. It’s okay to be tired. It’s even okay to change your mind. (That’s why we recalibrate.) I’m even giving you permission to quit. There’s no right way to do this. It’s all good, and it’s all valid. I hope you keep going. I hope you keep working towards you goals. I will be, so call/email/text/message me if you want to take this journey together.