I read a small article this morning and within that article was a quote by Michelangelo that read:
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
I think you all have reasons for coming to WA, as did I a week ago when I started here. However, I thought that my reasons had to do with having so many goals that I had not achieved yet and feeling a lot like I needed to step up and make those dreams come true. While that is all very true, what I had not realized was that I had actually achieved so many things already. My path is different from yours, but I have certainly had my share of highs and more than enough lows. However, what this quote made me realize was that none of the things that I have done have been any less important because they weren't the "ultimate" goal; in fact, they were goals all in themselves. I have, in fact set, worked towards, and reached many different goals. Then, I start over again, setting, working towards and achieving the new ones.
That, I think is the thing I had forgotten about goals and aspirations. You should never be done setting goals, making plans, and dreaming about what you can do next. There is no goal that is too big for you unless the hard work and motivation it will take to get there is something you are unwilling to do. Otherwise, all of those daily goals, small short-term goals, and sometimes even goals we didn't know we had set; are simply the homemade stepping stones we have created for getting to the bigger and better goals. I realize now that I am successful in each goal that I reach, but I am never so successful that I cannot keep planning and keep goal setting and keep reaching. I only have the limits I put on myself and for me, there are very few things keeping me from setting goals that are beyond imaginable for now, just to enjoy the path of goals that I will be setting on my way to get there!
Happy Sunday Everyone!!