Now that November has passed and we are in the early days of December, I will share that my progress toward my goals did not make huge strides. I was so busy caregiving for my daughter that my goals were set aside. http://ortsofsorts.com/2015/12/02/a-glimpse-into-me-november-recap/
I can proudly say that I paid off my car and worked on my mother’s porch area. It isn’t done, but we did get quite a few things done that took some stress off of her. I have managed to look professional (clothes, makeup, hair) every day that I needed to, including taking D2 to her appointments.
I have said this before, but I will say it again: the universe puts what we need to see, hear, experience in our paths when we need to see, hear, experience. I was feeling a little bit less than excited about the health and fitness goals. I was listening to a radio talk show and the guest was talking about losing weight. “It’s simple”, he said. The host balked at that. “You cut down on calories you take in, and expend more energy (burn more calories) by working out. Simple; not easy.” Wow. Isn’t that the truth? It is simple. It is not at all complicated. It takes effort, work, and discipline; which can be hard. I realized that is true of most things that we aren’t always successful in. Health and fitness, business, blogging, faith… all of these things can be looked at as having a simple similar success formula, but putting in the work with ongoing discipline can be hard. Once you have that “a-ha” moment where you realize that what you want to accomplish is simple and remind yourself of that it might just make that effort easier which in turn will build a practice of doing, which provides the discipline. Before you know it that thing which seemed so hard is now, not only simple, but easy.
Whatever goals you set out to achieve in 2015, no matter where you are on the journey to success right now, reevaluate them in the SMART goal system. Then, break them down even further if you need to, to see that the path is simple. I need to cut my intake, increase my burn / workout. Simple. Then, I need to do those things every single day. Commit to it. Not simple, but if I commit it will be easier.
How are you doing on your path to reach your 2015 goals? Is it time to re-evaluate and see how simple it is?
Life is simple; it’s just not easy. ~Anon.