Does it ever seem that just as a goal is within reach, it somehow moves a bit
Perhaps it’s illusion, or maybe perception.
In moving toward a particular goal of mine, I’ve been feeling off-balance.
I’m completely immersed in climbing the mountain toward my goals, but it feels like I’m circling around instead of climbing up. Have you experienced this?
Randomness happens, obstacles show up and the road is not smooth.
With great enthusiasm, I want to sprint, but my steps feel small and the pace feels slow. I seek to run in this snail’s shell of mine and I stumble, I fall… then breathe.
Part of reaching, growing and risking means, we will most likely have some successes while we may miss a few.
Sometimes the hard spots feel never-ending, and fear and doubt creep in and intensify the challenge. We often hear “it’s the journey not the destination” but sometimes we just really want the destination.
So we stumble sometimes, and we experience set-backs, delays and other gremlins. A few things can help give us perspective, helps us lighten up, laugh and reconnect to adventure.
Keys to moving forward along the journey towards living our vision
Self forgiveness – Be gentle with yourself. Self love and self forgiveness are often overlooked. We have such wonderful hopes, dreams, and expectations and sometimes in our desire to stretch and reach, we demand too much from ourself and inadvertently beat ourselves up, rather than allowing us to be the wonderful beings we are.
Mini-breaks – When we are wanting to sprint towards a goal we may not want to pause for a break. But they can give us a fresh perspective and re-energize us.
Consistency – Our steps towards our dreams may be small, and the pace may not be the speed we’d like, but with consistent actions, continuous steps, we will go the distance.
Laughter – The ability to laugh at our self, liberates us. It’s a powerful choice. Try laughing at fear, doubt and other obstacles when the gut reaction is to anything but laugh.
Gratitude – Gratitude has the power to lift our spirits, renew our hope and give us the second wind to keep going.
Adventure – When we look at our journey toward our dream as an adventure and simply observe the obstacles, disappointments, bumps and falls along the way. Having a sense of adventure helps get us beyond the moments when we might otherwise consider turning back.
Breathe – A deep exhale, and inhale gives us space. It releases pressure and opens up to life’s possibilities. It’s easy to get myopic when we journey toward our goals. Stepping back and breathing deeply allow spirit to come in and lead the way.
Along the adventurous journey toward your dreams you may stumble, and you may fall, just pause for a moment to breathe. It’s just part of the adventure, even when it doesn’t quite feel like it.
Today I breathe through my fears, doubts, and challenges and join you in the amazing experience of life.