When we think of achieving our goals, we picture a straight path from A to B. We set our goals we'd like to achieve, we go about reaching those goals, and we think it's going to be this easy, straight path.
I'm sorry to tell you that it most definitely will not EVER be like that! It'll be more like a squiggly line that may or may not loop back around a couple times. There will almost always be set backs or detours, but that doesn't mean we should stop moving forward!
Keep reaching for your goals. Keep moving forward, even if you occasionally loop back around.
I have a perfect example of this.
In June, I owed $4,100 on my credit card. I had no idea how I was going to pay it off. In fact, I was so incredibly stressed over it that I applied for several jobs so I could pick up extra work in my down time. I went to several interviews, stressed myself out over each and every one of them, and never heard a darn thing back. I even applied for Uber and Lyft, but then never followed through with actually driving anyone.
But darn if I didn't set the goal to have it paid off by November 3rd, as that's when my zero percent interest ended. And I don't know about you, but I don't like paying any more than I have to when it comes to extra interest payment!
Once again, I had NO idea how it was going to happen, but I set the goal. I announced it to the world and I let it go.
Over the next few months, I had several opportunities to pick up extra classes at the gym, Rodan+Fields really picked up, my health coaching business picked up, plus I added personal training to the mix. And wouldn't you know, I paid off my credit card LAST WEEK.
Yes, I know...I'm a month behind my goal of November 3rd, but that didn't stop me from moving forward and continuing on with achieving my goal. And looking back, I still have no idea how I paid it off so quickly, but every little bit of extra money I had went to that card.
Now, I should caveat this by saying I hate carrying a balance on my credit card. I'm a firm believer in that if you can't pay for something with cash or immediately pay off your card the following month, that you shouldn't be putting it on a credit card and carrying a balance. So the fact that I had a balance really irked me, on a daily basis, no less.
But paying off that card was a huge check for me. When I set the goal and I set my mind to it, I will stop at nothing to achieve that goal. Even when I had set backs or needed the extra money for something else, I kept my eye on the prize.
And this, my friends, is what you need to do for all your goals. Don't give up just because something gets in the way of your "easy, smooth path." Because those setbacks and loops is what makes the WIN of achieving your goals that much better!
Remember that as we head into 2019. Set amazing goals and then smash the crap outta them! I can't wait to hear about all the goals you'll set and then go on to achieve!
Have a beautiful week! And set some awesome goals!
With love and wellness,