I love how beginning a new year brings so much hope and enthusiasm. The new year allows us to renew our dedication to accomplishing goals, new and old. We make new years resolutions and a how to plan. We dust off the remnants of the previous year and move forward.
If you are anything like me, your resolutions are the same year after year in some form or another. Why? For me the reason is simple. I get caught up in the planning and not so much the doing.
I get frustrated when obstacles prevent me from accomplishing goals according to the plan. Instead of adjusting and moving forward, I go back to the drawing board and make another plan. I put so much effort into making contingency plans that may never happen I am to exhausted to take a step forward.
Sometime last year during a battle with depression and a pretty elaborate pity party I realized I needed to focus more on making progress rather than checking things off of my list. I let go of the perfect picture in my mind and accepted being done as success, no matter how I got there. READ MORE
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