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Becoming Future-Focused

I’ve been in a bit of rut this last week. Sometimes, I let myself get overwhelmed with all that’s going on in my work, my life, the current events, etc, etc, etc. It can feel like a lot when I allow it. Today, I was canning squash relish alone in my kitchen. It was the first time I have been alone to do anything recently, and I was enjoying it immensely and letting my mind ponder various thoughts. I am an only child, and time alone to think is very precious to me. I love my big, loud, rowdy family more than anything, but Solitude is my favorite gift.

I digress …

Anyway, I was canning and thinking, and I realized that some of my recent funk was because I wasn’t believing in myself and my ability to grasp a goal I had set for myself. I wasn’t believing in my ability because every sentence running through my brain started with, “I never …” I was looking at my past to find evidence for my success, and it wasn’t there because, “I never …” It was a lightbulb moment. Of course, “I never.” If I had done this before, I wouldn’t be attempting it now!

How often do we let go of a goal or dream because we have never accomplished it before? How often do we give up on something because it doesn’t seem possible compared to what we have done thus far?

My goal has to be future-focused if I am going to reach it. I may not know “how” I am going to reach it because I haven’t reached it before, but I can trust myself and know I can figure it out. I do trust myself. I believe I am a figure-it-out kind of person, and I will figure this out and succeed. I pull that belief not from past experience but from present persistence, from current planning, and from a vision of myself reaching this goal in the future. I will look forward to move forward, and I will reach my goal. If you have a goal you want to reach, let me help you make it a reality! Reach out to me today. Until I hear from you, much love!

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