“It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” Goethe
Good morning! Goethe is one of my favorite wise men to quote. Today’s quote provides insight for pursuing the lives we desire.
Most changes or goals require a lengthy path and time investment. To last for the long run, each step forward must be a goal in and of itself. Each step is an accomplishment deserving the same celebration as a reached goal.
With each step we gain self-respect, determination and confidence. When you reflect on a goal, instead of looking at the steps yet to be taken, celebrate your accomplishments to date. If you have yet to take a step forward, then take a step today. Change begins whenever you choose to let it.
If you have made progress in your goal, take time today to celebrate and recognize your accomplishment, journal about your progress. Reward yourself with a new book, long bath, new CD, or an enjoyable coffee at a local café. If you have yet to take a step, why not take one today? Then reward yourself for beginning the journey.
Every positive step I take feeds my confidence and determination. My motto: I can and I do.