I sometimes worry and second-guess myself when it comes to my writing and business goals. Do you?
Time spent worrying is wasted, absolutely wasted. Yet, sometimes, it’s difficult to see the goal if there are turns and bumps along the way.
Here’s a secret: we don’t need each step we take toward our goal be ‘the best’. We just need to take the next step and get it done, so that we can then take the step after that.
Detours can, and will, pop up.
But here’s a key: detours (as is their definition) lead back to the original path, so they aren’t bad! We will get where we’re going.
So, even though it may not seem like it at times, more often than not, even with doubts and detours, we’re still headed toward the end zone and we’ll reach it eventually.
When I have doubts about my progress, I pull out the ‘map’ (list of goals and tasks) I have to my destination, review it, and get back ‘on the road’ if I’ve discovered I’ve wandered off a bit.
I had to do that today, in fact. And when reviewing my overall goals, I discovered I’m further along than I imagined. It’s quite a motivator!
I hope if you find yourself struggling with reaching your ultimate goals, that you’ll allow yourself to look at where you are, and focus on the next item on the list instead of spending precious time worrying or doubting about what ‘should have’ been done.
With a clear objective in mind, you will end up where you want to be.
Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She loves writing about NH people, places, and activities. She writes fiction as Lisa Haselton, has an award-winning blog for book reviews and author interviews, and is on the staff of The Writer’s Chatroom where she gets to network with writing professionals on a weekly basis. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.