Have you ever said to yourself, I’ll do that when this other thing happens? I found myself doing that today. I was thinking about the progress I’ve made since I was at a retreat 11 months ago and that I should share this with the retreat leader and thank her for her part, but I’ll do it after I’ve reached my goal of becoming a certified coach.
I know why I did that. I want to know I’ve arrived somewhere and I can only do that by having something completed, or a big goal met. That goal is about five months away. Why should I wait five more months to thank this person? Why is the progress I’ve already made not enough?
The person we’re hardest on sometimes is ourselves. In my case, I want to make sure that I’ve really accomplished something, when I’ve really already accomplished a lot. As for arriving, one of the definitions from Merriam-Webster is “to make an appearance”. So, everyday I spend working toward my goal and not going into autopilot (which is so easy to do) is a day that I’ve arrived in my life.
I’m going to go write a thank you email now!