“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
This one is for you single Moms that went back to school and got your degree, to the Dad that finally lost his gut, the young girl who nailed that cart wheel, and the grandma that braved a community college class in a subject She was really interested in. These people have their goals on lock down, and understand that as long as your alive on this earth you can achieve goals and create new ones. When I first discovered The Sketchbook Project, I immediately jumped on it. However, due to a fast paced lifestyle I never managed to complete it. The project is a globally concerted effort, with art sent in from all over the world. You can learn more about it —> here. While my blank sketchbooks in 2011 and 2012( I attempted it twice) languished untouched in my apartment while I attended to other matters… Sooner than later(time flies) the year 2016 rolled around and I found myself in the process of a recovery from a near death experience. I also was unemployed with considerable stretches of time to fill and in need of some positive distraction. Yet again I found myself participating in the sketchbook project, but this time I was going to finish it. The third time really is a charm apparently. You can’t always wait for the “right time,” to accomplish something, often the right time is right now. Many times you’ll find that somehow things happen at the right time when your patient, positive, and active in working towards your goal. We can’t control or make everything happen when we want, but we can certainly put the wheels in motion. What that single Mom, little girl, and Dad all understand is that with perseverance and determination you can reach your goals. It doesn’t matter when you start, it’s that you begin and there’s no time like the present. Don’t be afraid of failure because failure is a good teacher, and most certainly don’t predict that you’ll fail before you even start!
melaniefellmanwritesFebruary 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm (7 years ago)
Yes, the present is the best time to begin reaching toward a goal!Reply
LeahFebruary 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm (7 years ago)
Agreed Melanie!(obviously) and I’m glad you agree, thanks for commenting🙂 Too many people either procrastinate or underestimate themselves.
Jenny StephensMarch 1, 2016 at 11:10 am (7 years ago)
Great words – it can be so hard to take that leap and embrace your fears, but every little step helps. Do it, don’t say it!!Reply
LeahMarch 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm (7 years ago)
Exactly Jenny, if you don’t take that leap you’ll never reap the rewards. Many of my biggest accomplishments have come from the biggest risks. Thank you for your comment! Keep on keepin’ on as they say(haha) and even more so keep on pushing!💗