Last week Alyssa wrote about how it’s important to Try. Her post really resonated with me. I was reading along and found myself saying “yup” a lot; especially in the relationship category. The post, along with some things going on in my life, got me thinking about taking her post one step further.
There have been many times when I’ve posted about my goals at the beginning of the month. Then the end of the month rolls around and my “check in” is more of a 'look what I didn't get done' list. I set my goals, but rarely succeed in obtaining them. Why? Because I’m not acting.
It’s great to set goals. It’s how we measure success. It’s how we progress and achieve. But what good are goals if we don’t act on them; if we don’t do what is necessary to reach the goal? Kind of counterproductive isn't it?
So my single goal for April – to act. To hold myself accountable. To be present in my own desires, goals, and aspirations.
If I want to work on myself, I need to make time to journal and meditate.
If I want to spring clean my closet, I need to start. I need to set aside the time to truly decide which clothes are taking up space and which clothes need to stay.
If I want to really grow in my yoga practice, I need to make it a priority. I need to plan for time on the mat. I need to plan for time to be active in my practice.
The only way these things are going to come to fruition is if I actively make them happen. My grandmother had a saying, Wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which fills up faster. And in this case, wishing and talking about my goals isn't going to get them completed.
It's time to be active in my own life.