One of my clients teaches a program and has hired me to conduct weekly mindset sessions with their students. This week we were talking about using the power of your mind to create goals and generate energy around the things that you really want.
In that session, one of the students asked me what I was working on right now and what action steps I was taking. In answering this question, it got me thinking about how while goals are important, so is enjoying the journey.
When I think about my journey, I am at a crossroads in my business right now. I am on track to hit a major milestone I set out for myself by the end of this year and now it’s time to start thinking about what I want I want to achieve next. Usually, when we get to these crossroads, where we’ve reached a goal or milestone that we’ve set for ourselves, we immediately start thinking about the next iteration or big goal. The next big shift usually requires a massive amount of growth or change. We change the way we are thinking about things, we change some of our processes, and maybe it’s time to start thinking about adding staff or help or resources. We immediately think about the next action steps we need to take or the next things we need to learn as we march forward towards the next goal line we have created for ourselves.
Instead, we should think about the process of building our business as a journey. So often I find that when people set goals, they get to the goal and are excited for a minute, and then comes the feeling of “well, now what?”. We’re always just thinking about what’s next. Instead, we should start to think about this as a journey, a progression, a work in progress that never really gets completed.
We have successes on our journey that propel us to greater levels of success than we could have even imagined when we first started. Think about where you were in your business or your life five years ago. For many of us, today we are at places and have achieved things that we couldn’t have even dreamed of at that point. The same is true going forward. What you dream of today may look totally different than what reality becomes five years from now because today you can’t even imagine it. You just aren’t there yet in your journey or your growth.
I want to encourage you today to stop, celebrate, and enjoy where you are. I want you to set bigger goals and remember that this is a process, a journey, an evolution of you and your business.