I’m great at identify goals and the necessary steps to make said goals come true.
What I am NOT great at is maintaining the patience to achieve my goals.
I drive much like I live my life.
As fast as possible without getting caught by the fuzz 🙂
Reminding myself to slow down is a constant battle.
I remember when I was in high school, my Grandfather telling me, “don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.”
I rarely remember to take a beat when I hit a milestone or an accomplishment.
Instead of giving myself a pat on the back and an “atta girl!”, I immediately begin to focus on the next hurdle, the next chance to hit it out of the park.
As part of my Happiness Project, I am going to start giving myself permission to celebrate the small victories.
Who cares if that small victory is only measurable by me.
It’s my victory, dammit!
I think we’ve become a society with such an expectation and focus on success that we’ve forgotten how to recognize the hard work it takes to actually achieve success and we’ve definitely forgotten how to make time to bask in that success.
This week I challenge you to stop and smell the roses.
Yes, I know it’s February in New England.
So they will have to be metaphorical roses.
But whenever you cross a finish line (no matter how small you feel it is), give yourself a little time-out to acknowledge your achievement.
I promise, it will alleviate that hamster-on-a-wheel feeling.
If only for a couple minutes…