i'm trying to change how i think about goals and the like. i'll start off by mentioning that i'm a very impatient person. when i have an idea i like to execute it as soon as possible. go all in. this strategy quite often leads to backtracking, redos, and regret. it's the same situation with my long term goals. i'm nowhere near my end goal (opening a real store), but i put myself into a constant state of worry and guilt, like i was supposed to get there yesterday. i've heard this quote before, but hearing it again in my situation made it ring more true:
"life isn't a race...it's a marathon". that's why it's called a LONG TERM GOAL, y'all!
i don't want to be too focused on the end part without pay attention to what's happening presently. i should really be revelling in the process of building my career and living my life to an extent that makes me happy. i don't want to miss the next ten years! i've been working on turning off my rush button and recently a weigh has been lifted. i just do what i can each day to piece together my business, rather than fretting that i'm not doing things fast enough. i'm also working on disabling my personal mentality that there IS an end point. a business is in a constant state of change (hopefully improvement!), and if you think realistically, can a blogger/business owner ever feel like she's done? i have to remember that my goals may change over time, and so may my idea of "success". i have to remember that it if it's gonna be good, it's gonna take time.
how do you stay focused on your long term goals?