Do you ever feel frustrated by your circumstances?
Do you sometimes wish you could make bigger steps towards your goal?
Does it ever feel like too much hard work?
Several of my clients have big goals for their future that are well and truly out of reach in the present. Each of them is having to bide their time. They’re under-qualified, under-funded, injured or waiting for their children to grow up a bit, so—even though we’ve brainstormed alternative possibilities—they’re currently unable to make much progress, which can feel achingly disheartening.
Keeping a goal in sight when it’s so far off and progress towards it is so slow, can make the future version of you feel unattainable. It can be extremely challenging to keep the faith and extremely tempting to give up.
Do everything you can to make progress regularly. Tiny steps that are frequently made can help you feel more connected to your goal than sporadic bursts:
- Read a couple of paragraphs of a relevant book each night
- Spend two hours at the weekend immersed in your future self’s activities
- Sign up to a monthly evening class
- What else?
Understand and acknowledge that you’re going to be challenged and you might be tempted to coast or give up.
Even if all you do is look at your vision board every day for the next 6 months, that’s way more progress than most people might make in your situation. Keep the faith.