Where are we going?
Have you ever been stuck in the car heading to where ever your going with three kids in the back seat whining, “Are we there yet? When are we going to get there? Why is it taking so long?”
My parents had that experience every time we got in the car to head to Cedar Point!
“We’ll get there when we get there!”, was the usual response.
One year they had an epiphany. They put us in the car but didn’t tell us where we were going.
Our litany of questions turned to just one.
“Where are we going?”
They replied, “You’ll see when we get there.”
Occasionally we’d ask again, but because we had no expectation we also lacked anticipation and the questions naturally subsided.
Problem solved for the parents.
Unfortunately that’s how many of us set goals. We don’t. We keep our expectation low or nonexistent so we never have the opportunity to get hurt.
My wish for you during this holiday season is for you to suspend the beliefs that have conspired against your dreams. Squash any thought that would lead you to believe it’s a lack of willpower that has kept your goal unattainable.
Get rid of those thoughts because they are rubbish.
Replace all of them with your answer to, “Where are we going?”
Write it down. Answer it fully with all of the excitement, expectation and anticipation of a child on Christmas morning.
Allow yourself to believe in it’s attainment. It truly is the first step to making it real.
Looking for more help setting your goals for 2012? Join The Ruby Group at their annual Goal Setting Workshop on Thursday, December 15, 2011