Are there things you've been wanting to do for a while that you haven't started doing because you're waiting for something else to happen? Is there a chance you're just making excuses for yourself because you're afraid to start or don't know where to begin?
I've found that to be true in my life upon several occasions. I make excuses and wait for arbitrary signs or changes to come about before I'm willing to move my own two feet.
"I'll invest more in community when I have more time." (I'll never have any more time; it's only a matter of how I use it.)
"I'll support that organization when I have more money." (Even when I get more money, I tend to spend proportionally more to increase my standard of living along with my paycheck.)
"I'll finish that painting, crochet that blanket, or pursue that new artistic endeavor when life is less busy." (I fill all the time I give myself for any of my tasks.)
"I'll have that tough conversation when the time is right." (The time is never right.)
We make so many excuses, hiding behind explanations of waiting for one thing or another to make ourselves feel better by taking the responsibility off our shoulders.
But no more.
We only get one life.
We too often waste large portions of it waiting when we could be moving. Even when our circumstances are out of our control, there are always things we could do.
We can find ways to make the most of the in-between time, taking whatever steps we can toward our goals and dreams, not getting in our own way by making excuses and limiting ourselves to all-or-nothing thinking.
New Year's is fast approaching us, and I don't know about you, but I don't want to set resolutions only to break them a few weeks into January. Next year is going to be different. This month is going to be different, for that matter. I'm not waiting, and neither should you!
If you're looking to get a leg up on this goal-setting thing, then allow me to suggest my Goal CRUSHING Coaching, which I'll be starting in January! I'll walk you through the steps to set good, personalized goals that work for you and are attainable and sustainable. And I'll help you reach them, each step of the way!
And if you don't want to wait until January to get started (I feel you there!), I'm going to be hosting a webinar about goal-setting in just a couple weeks, so stay tuned for more information about that! (You can get updates by signing up for my email list, following my Facebook business page, or following me on Instagram.)