This past week has been a rough one. I have a lot of goals and I feel as if I’m chasing my tail some days. In the past, I would have gotten discouraged and given up. I would have considered myself a “failure” and decided to continue in that trend instead of getting back on track and trying again.
I am now realizing the power of “getting back on track”. Don’t get me wrong, we all hear about the need to “get back on track”, and let’s just say, in theory, it should be easy to just keep going. For someone who deals with anxiety and depression, it can be very hard to get back on your path. So I have been working hard on trying to be patient and forgiving to myself as I go through the journey.
It has felt like a much easier and more manageable action to simply, get back on track lately. A lot of this is due to having a clearer vision. When you have a vision, there is more of a reason to find your path again. I know the whole “having a Why” thing is so very popular, but your why has to be something specific that will be able to jog you from the depths of despair when life goes crazy and you want to give up.
My why has been fairly general up until recently. It has made this whole idea of getting back on track so much more difficult. So, now that I have much more specific reasons and desires and ideas, it has kept me much more focused. It is easier to get back, when I do feel I have gotten off track, I simply remember all of my specific why’s and usually one of them will pull me back on track. Also, the more I get back on track, the easier it is to get back on track.
Spend some time really focusing on what you really want and why you really want it.
Make some super vivid and very exciting goals. Make this very descriptive and emotional for the best results.
Write these goals down and put them where you can see them.
Create a vision board. Check out my Vision Board post for more ideas.
What do you do to get yourself back on track when you have gotten off track, I’d love for you to tell me in the comments.