How do we judge success? To each individual the rate of success is different because we are hardest on ourselves. I’m extremely tough on my own self. If I don’t get my quota for the day completed, I am stressed. Needless to say, I guess I’m stressed every day even though I’m feverishly working all the time. I must focus on my smaller goals instead of the gigantic ones daily. This week I dreamed of designing a car. Now, is that crazy or what? I woke up and scratched my head on that one.
What I found works for me is to follow a goal list and I mean follow. I have created many a goal book, set it aside and come back and found that years later, the goals are all the same. If I keep three month to six month goals in a tablet that I look at daily, I can scratch off the things that I’ve accomplished. It is not so overwhelming as the Big Goal Book. I keep the bigger goals in a binder and break down the monthly in a small tablet I can fit in my purse. As I look back at the past year, I’m doing OK. If I rate my success based on my larger goals, I’m disappointed but my baby steps are in progress. I look back and realize that I’ve actually accomplished quite a bit.
Now, it’s time to kick it in to high gear. I’m been more relaxed due to the recession as most folks out there aren’t spending but that is no excuse for me. It’s my time to create, create and market, market, market myself. Soon, the money will be flowing again and I’ll be in the loop once again.
The best motivation for me is to look to my mentors. Ok, now that I’ve said that, I’ll keep in mind how they work. I’ll sleep and dream of big things tonight. I’ll wake up refreshed. I’ll go swimming and my brain will be creating on each lap. I’ll focus on focusing this week! How about you?