Achievement carries an inherent feeling of reward. The greater the obstacle, the more rewarding accomplishing a goal feels to me. Because of my growing appreciation for the complexity of the obstacles between me and my goals, I find myself choosing increasingly challenging tasks.
I begin each day with identifying my goals and arranging them as stepping stones, a path forward to success.
Immediate goals are accomplished today, short-term goals vary, and long-term goals are set along the horizon, at least seven to ten years into the future.
My smaller goals keep me motivated. Each time I achieve one, I feel rewarded. I am able to see a measurable movement toward the larger, more challenging goals.
I believe that anything worth having is worth working for. The harder I work at achieving my goals, the greater my sense of commitment becomes. I savor my successes, but I refrain from basking in the moment with so much more to accomplish.
Today, I assess the strides I have made toward my long-term goals, and anticipate the challenges tomorrow can bring. By doing this, I keep my goals and their obstacles visible and can plan solutions for possible challenges.
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