Without realizing it, I've been living parts of my life in pencil. I've been saying things like: "I will get serious about writing when I redesign my home office." I've been building a few houses of cards for my goals by making plans on top of plans that haven't happened, yet. It can be as simple as, I won't buy new clothes until I lose 5 pounds. Or, it can be as drastic as I don't believe I can do X, not until I jump through all of these hoops I've created for myself. You ca
Little things come together to add up to big things. As we travel down the path to our goals, sometimes we need to celebrate the milestones along the way. Congratulate yourself for the healthy meals, the workouts, the successful projects at work, the good nights of sleep and the home repairs. Life happens as you are planning your life. Small achievements are still achievements and celebrating them feeds our dreams and goals. It gives us fuel to move further down the road or u
Not yet: two words we are familiar with, but perhaps also a new way to see our lives. Try switching not yet in place of no and see what happens. Am I accomplishing my biggest hopes and dreams? Not yet, but I am working on it, though. Are things as bad as they could possible be? Not yet. As we sift through life with a lens of gratitude, we see how close we are rather than how far. Not yet can be a gateway to hope. I am not yet there, but I am on the road. You haven't started?