“Everyone who has got where he is, has had to begin where he was.”
I think this is really important to remember when we set our lofty goals at the beginning of a new year. I was on a coaching call last week where the coach was reminding us about filling the jar with rocks analogy. When you think it’s full you still have room for the stones and then again more room left for the sand to fill up the gaps. If we can imagine that some of those grains of sand also make up a rock. Although it might look a lot more exciting to be following the big stars, we need to chip away with the little things that eventually make up the big stone.
However if we only do the little things that don’t actually make up the big rock we may never reach our goal. So like everything in life it is a matter of getting balance. To do some of the exciting and also some of the more mundane. And if we think of where we are today and fill our jar (life) with some of the rocks, the stones and the sand we should hopefully be nearer to where we want to be by the end of the year. Make no mistake. If we live for 365 days we will still arrive at the end of the year.
Enjoy chipping away at what you know you need and want to do! Robyn