“If you have the opportunity you need to grab it when it’s there cause you don’t know when you might have the opportunity again. I go traveling just to make the memories…taking it one step at a time.” -Charles
That quote is especially interesting to me because of the context. Charles gradually lost his vision as a teenager, but he doesn’t let that keep him from enjoying travel and nature. In a short video made by Pursuits with Enterprise, he says, “Nine times out of ten when somebody asks you how does a blind man do this or that, the answer is just carefully.”
When I think about travel or other bucket list adventures, sometimes I think of the challenges or fears that make it difficult to accomplish my dreams, which can become overwhelming and keep me from enjoying life. Charles’ statement, “I go traveling just to make the memories,” reminds me of my favorite Aesop quote: “Adventure is worthwhile.”
I don’t like the idea that my fears could keep me from having adventures or making important memories.
This video reminds me that whatever barrier I’m facing, there’s likely a way around it… but I might have to think more carefully about how to move forward.
Watch the video and then leave a comment – What’s holding you back?
This is a continuation of the 4 Steps to Accomplishing Your Goals series, a walk-through of the process I use to accomplish many things throughout the year. I’m also highlighting stories from people who’ve accomplished big goals in their life or business.
Today is Step 3: Break Barriers and Collect Small Success. We’ll talk about how to recognize and continue your current progress even if the excitement’s worn off (and even if it doesn’t seem like you’ve made any progress yet). I’m also including ideas for continuing to move toward your goal even when facing challenges. If you haven’t read them already, I recommend catching up on Step 1: Assess and Clarify and Step 2: Plan and Take Action before continuing on to this third step.
Keep reading to learn more about Step 3 and then come back next Tuesday (Jan 31) to read Step 4: Reflect and Celebrate.
The four steps each also have worksheets that help you walk through this process. If you want them, be sure to answer Yes!! on that section on the Insiders signup form (if you’re already signed up, you can update your profile by using the same email you used before).
Everyone who makes goals has an innate understanding that you can’t get different results doing the same thing you’ve always done. This leads to goal setting and the beginnings of new changes, but sometimes the goals never get done and the changes don’t stick.
Over the next month, I’ll be posting a series about the goal achievement process that I use to accomplish many things throughout the year. I’ll also highlight stories from people who’ve accomplished big goals in their life or business. This is one series you won’t want to miss!
Today is Step 1: Assess and Clarify. We’ll go through some questions to figure out if you’re ready and willing to start a new goal, project, or change. I’ll also show you a technique for creating your goal in a way that best sets you up for success. Keep reading to learn more and then come back next Tuesday (Jan 17) to read Step 2: Plan and Take Action.
The four steps each also have worksheets that help you walk through this process.If you want them, be sure to answer Yes!! on that section on the Insiders signup form (if you’re already signed up, you can update your profile by using the same email you used before).