Goals often times are to-do lists on our way to our dreams. Acting as mile markers as we continue to work towards achieving an even greater accomplishment. Although necessary some may get lost in the “physical” distance between their goal and their current position. Forgetting the small wins that they have achieved in the process of working towards this new goal. We miss the small celebrations because we have zeroed in on the “only goal that matters”. Unintentionally causing ourselves to stress out when we fail. Or even burn out from being overloaded by our work.
We must find value in both the journey to the goal and the goal itself. As a society, we are often encouraged to only see the wins, or to “grind in silence”. Causing us to feel that if it’s not a win it can’t be acknowledged or should be shamed for being in a predicament that isn’t a notable win. We don’t realize that often a win could be seven hours of sleep, having a balanced meal, being able to sell your first product item, or even having enough self-awareness to say that you need help. These are all wins as they provide clarity for a better and well-nurtured you.
Yes, achieving goals keep us motivated and surround us with a feeling of being nurtured. However, we must separate success from personal neglect. We aren’t winning in a professional sense if we continue to neglect our holistic needs. Remember we can’t pour from an empty cup, but more importantly, we cant fuel ourselves on the bare minimum.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. -Harriet Tubman