Today’s quote seemed fitting given the new year and all the goals that come with it. This is really one of those big truths that you learn as an adult. As a kid, success was such an abstract concept and I didn’t really know what it meant for me. Even if someone had told me back then—and they probably did—that achieving your goals was a matter of getting out there, trying, probably failing, and then going again, I wouldn’t have known how to take that advise. Most likely it wouldn’t have even registered. It’s living life—trying and failing—that makes you understand the meaning behind these words.
As for my goals this new year, I’m still working on them. I’m not behind schedule, per se, I’m just giving myself time to let them marinate. I have a long working list of all the things I want to accomplish but that list is far too long and, admittedly, far too tactical and pragmatic. There needs more stuff I’m excited to do and less stuff that feel like chores. So I’m mulling it over so I know that when I’m finished, I’ll have both the right goals and the right amount of goals.
Here’s to a fresh start—both to the week and the year—and a little nudge to us all to just get out there and try.