Do you track your progress daily?
Imagine this scenario: an idea took over your energies and you felt passionate about it. You set your goals enthusiastically and started chasing them diligently.
Days passed … then some weeks … then some months …
… and then, on a lonely weekend evening, you’re wondering even though you have reached many of your goals, you don’t feel accomplished. The degree of your fulfillment vs. the energy you brought-in are out of proportion and you feel should do something about it.
This has happened to me more than once and kept me wondering why this happens even after accomplishing some of the significant (sounding) goals I had set for myself.
Here’s a big idea – Track Your Progress Daily. Not only against individual small time goals but against your fundamental goal that you’ve consciously bought into.
You may be accomplishing many of the small-time goals but if you don’t track your progress against your fundamental life goal, it might turn out as a worthless accomplishment.
You might have progressed a lot in an individual goal but accomplishing that goal might have taken you far from your fundamental goal.
Progress is important. Ensuring that your progress is in the direction of your fundamental life goal is even more important.
Track Your Progress Daily. Just a couple of minutes spent on doing this exercise has the power to make your life experiences more meaningful.
Are you holding on a relationship that’s not worth your time and energy?
We all know that our life is lived only once still we keep holding on relationships that do not shower us with love, empowerment, and encouragement.
We “hope” that things will work out one day.
- That friend who has gone kaput will again be my closest friend … one day …
- That pretty girl will say yes to my marriage proposal … one day …
- That bad customer will turn into good … one day …
- My mother-in-law (or boss) will stop shouting at me … one day …
We keep waiting but the “one day” NEVER comes.
Or even if it comes, it comes at a time we’ve stopped waiting for it.
What’s the point?
So, today let go of every relationship – real or imaginary – that constantly hurts you – do not keep people in your life who do not motivate you, encourage you, enhance you and make you feel good for who you are.
Your present being is inclusive of them. Exclude them today from your life.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu
Do not look back. Do not hold onto your past. Do not keep thinking about what you could have done differently.
“It’s OK to move on. You owe it to yourself to move on. You owe it to yourself to be happy with the relationships you have.” ~ The Minimalistc (Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan)
Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha has written a wonderful post called How to Let Go of a Past Relationship. Read it today. It provides useful insights on letting go.
You will never regret your decision and the world will get a happier you … and you’ll enjoy it too!