Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mid Year Assessment

When June arrives, most people think about their summer plans; vacations, parties, special events, the outdoors, etc. While I think about many of same things, I also reflect on what has already happened this year, and think ahead about the remaining months ahead. The halfway mark of 2010 is particularly important to me because I made some very important New Year’s resolutions last year. The arrival of June this year makes me think about what I have accomplished so far, and what needs to be done from now on.

As human beings, we are prone to procrastination. Some of us succumb to it more than others; I know that I have listened to the small voice in my head telling me to give up or delay finishing something I have started more than I like to admit. This year, I don’t feel as guilt-ridden as I have in previous years, because I have accomplished a great deal. I know I have much more to do, such as setting a course for my career, but what I have done so far gives me the confidence to move ahead with all of my unfulfilled goals.

It is a good thing to remember that every day we are given; we have a chance to do better than the day before. Whether it be exercise, diet, cleaning up the clutter in our living spaces, resolving our differences with a co-worker or loved one, reading another chapter of a great book that has been gathering dust on your shelf, each day gives us the time we need to accomplish our goals, no matter how big or small they may be. I know that unexpected occurrences always happen, but I persuade myself not to get too upset about what cannot be helped. Each day I am able to accomplish a goal, or at least move one step closer to doing so, I feel good.

Are you hard yourself when you don’t fulfill your own expectations? When do you give yourself a break?

1 comment:

Bridget said...

Thanks for writing this post! It's made me remember to put my goals in check, as I've totally forgotten about the New Years resolutions I made!







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