Sometimes it’s easier to write about my stupidity than it is to write about my personal triumphs- the good things. It’s easy to float along through life when everything is going right. It’s the hard times that cause me to think and re-evaluate. I don’t want to forget the things I’ve learned.
“To know and not to do, is really not to know”
-Stephen R. Covey
My life is so wide open right now and I’m struggling to keep it headed in the direction I want to go. In order to keep peace and direction and happiness in my life, I feel the need to set some goals so that I can remain focused on that which truly has the most meaning to me. Life is often difficult, and I get overwhelmed when I let things go, put things off, and prioritize the wrong things.
I often find myself caught up in other peoples’ problems when I should be worrying about my own. I think that my own personal success is all about finding and keeping that love/respect for myself. If I have that as my center, then I can help the people around me without getting lost myself.
My dad taught me how to use a cycle of learning and growth that has never failed me yet. (when I remember to use it) It also is another great taken from the advice of Stephen R. Covey.
The steps are fairly simple, and can be applied to almost any project or situation.
- Plan: Make a plan
- Act: Carry out your plan
- Report: Report the results of your efforts
- Evaluate: Evaluate the results
No matter what the objective is, this cycle allows for failure and mistakes. Also, if used over and over again, it facilitates growth and progression- Two things that I never want to stop striving for.