We are now one third of the way through 2014. How go the new years resolutions?
I’ve heard most are abandoned by February. Most of us have also heard “it’s never too late to become what you might have been.” That may be true to some extent, but I’m reasonably sure I’ve missed my opportunity to become the Chinese acrobat I aspired to become as a child. I’m grateful my parents invested in durable furniture that withstood the rigors of my self-imposed training.
No matter our athletic, profession, educational, or relational aspirations — along the way, most of us have fallen short in one facet or another. We’ve either abandoned these pursuits or beat ourselves up a bit for failing.
There are a few common mistakes made when setting goals:
1. Setting the goal too low and trying to reach it too fast.
2. Over-estimating what can be done in a short time and under-estimating what can be accomplished in a lifetime.
3. Failing is not failure, quitting is failure.
In essence: dream big, be patient with yourself, and persevere no matter the setbacks. A ten minute walk around the block is the first step towards completing a 5K, a five hour marathon, the Ironman in Kona or the Badwater ultra marathon.
Learning how to properly tie a karate uniform is the first step towards breaking boards, becoming a black belt, or earning a championship title.
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
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