I suck. I had that thought all day yesterday.
I get down on myself for not being a huge success yet. I am closing in on 40 (171 days, but who’s counting) and am no where near where I truly thought I would be as far as career and success. One of my greatest fears in life is that I will be more of a dreamer than a doer and wake up one day too old to live out my dreams but still talking about them.
I had this total stop-in-my-tracks and reevaluate my thinking moment this weekend as I read one of the dozens of business/entrepreneur/development books I pour over. The task was - write down all the things you have accomplished that have brought you happiness.
Instead of looking at what hasn’t happened maybe, oh just maybe my pocket friends I should look at what I have in my life and what I have done already.
Maybe what I was supposed to accomplish by now was in fact:
Being a parent/stepmom - this was no easy journey or a short one. I am certain I made mistakes navigating my role as step mom but it’s truly my most cherished one. I love the kids and feel blessed to have them in my life.
Raising the best corgi in the world (I feel I should mention that spell check changed that to tasing the best corgi in the world, and oh how I laughed) But really, when we decided to finally get a puppy I spent months researching and studying and preparing for this little life and to set him up to be the best doggo. He is in fact the best dog I have ever known and loves all people, pets…he loves everyone and everything.
Adopting a hurricane rescue pup - more on this in coming weeks. But fostering a dog became one of the best parts of my life. Kashmir is a sweet soul who brings me so much happiness.
And now some business accomplishments:
creating an online course - I literally leapt without a safety net on this one and learned as I went. I learned a fuck ton doing this.
Being licensed/certified to teach yoga, zumba, piyo
Enrolling in a nutrition cert course this fall
Starting a business from scratch that has now enrolled and helped hundreds of women and men.
There’s more but hopefully your eyes have not glazed over by now. The point is this - If you are like me and getting a little down on where you are, that you are not further along - make that list. Making that list showed me how much time things do take and that I’ve already done awesome shit. It made me refocus on what my current goals are and break them down into steps.
I will get there and it will take as long as it takes.