Every action you take today helps to create your future. So ask yourself if any of your habits could be an obstacle to reaching your goals.
“Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today.”
– Akin A. Awolaja
Be Prepared For Setbacks
Sometimes those close to you may find it challenging to understand why you’re working so hard to achieve your goals. They mean well, but they may be struggling with their own goals. This could manifest in words and actions you may find discouraging. Jealousy is another possibility. Just be aware of these realities and keep a positive outlook on your journey (see also our article on the journey metaphor).
- Be prepared to stand on your own feet and rely on yourself instead of your loved ones for support.
- Those who love you most are often your saboteurs. Do not be deceived or surprised but move forward anyway!
“Life’s ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.” – Martha Sinetar