Setting goals is awesome. Setting goals with specific dates of fulfillment is even more awesome. It’s awesome-er.
Planning for the future motivates us and fills us with hope. It gives us the push we need to get to work and get shyte done.
Reflecting on the past helps us to consider what mistakes to avoid, and what good choices to repeat while we work on those future-goals.
But what about the here and now? The part we are currently living, but don’t often think very much about?
It’s great that you are working on your goals, but don’t forget about right now. By this, I don’t mean that you should stop working on those goals, but I do mean that you should enjoy your journey as you head in that direction. Too many of us hold off on happiness, on congratulating ourselves, until the work is finished and the goal is complete.
You have plenty of reasons to be happy right now. You may not be at the level of success you are aiming to be at by next year, but you are getting there, and that is most certainly something to be proud of and to celebrate.
You’re on a journey. Enjoy every step. Reward yourself for the progress so far, and give yourself permission to be happy now.