Dear Readers, When was the last time you took stock of the things you have accomplished?
I have to admit it’s been a while for us, and today I got a really nice reminder of how important it is to look back at where you were so you can focus on where you want to go.
This picture is of me coloring our debt free scale- we colored up as you can see, since the goal was 0.00. At this point in time, we still owed 7,985.33. It was important to us to mark the occasion and so we did on this scale we had. It was one of the milestones and we chose to mark that with a nice dinner.
It can be tiresome to work towards a goal, you need rewards to keep you motivated and on the path.
For example, I had to stop working out for a while as our entire family was sick and as we recovered, I needed to give my body a full rest so I am starting over on the workouts, the swimming and the running. This hurts because I was well on my way to a half marathon when the plague hit our household.
Then again, when viewed through the look back lens, I see the progress I have made and the things that I have already accomplished and I am certain that I did myself a LOT more good by taking that two month break from the gym so I did not relapse or hurt myself by working out before I was ready.
So my message today is simple, take stock and look back at the things that you have accomplished and take a moment and feel proud of what you did then but even prouder of what lies ahead.
What if you give up JUST as you are about to accomplish your goal?
You would never know how close you came because you gave up.
Think About It.