7/25/2016: Forward

A reminder to keep your focus on the next step to make the goal ahead less daunting. $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.

I’ve decided to make this my new primary mantra for the time being. I’ve laid out some big goals for the second half of this year, and if I think about them long enough, I start to get overwhelmed by all I need to do in order to make them happen.

But instead, once my vision is set, if I can focus less on the goal itself and more on simply putting “one foot in front of the other” then it all seems a lot less daunting.

When we focus too much on the destination, the result, the end goal, not only do we run the risk of paralyzing ourselves with overwhelm but we also risk setting ourselves up for disappointment and self-criticism if our plans change and we miss the mark. Instead, by making the new benchmark simply FORWARD MOTION, then we can feel good about logging one more tally in grand pursuit of our dreams. (This always brings me back to @elisejoy’s #gettoworkbook motto: “Big things happen one day at a time.”)

So, my question for you today is: did you take one step forward? Did you do make one tiny dent in your bigger picture? Then you, my friend, should reward yourself with a gold star.

Keep moving forward. Keep chipping away.