By Bronwyn Ison
The month of September is much like January for me. It’s the start of a new school year for my daughters, I reopen my yoga studio after a Summer Break, and I believe it’s a great time to begin anew. Goals is something that drives most humans. Each of us is given certain talents. Each of us set goals generally coinciding with our positive attributes. I’ve always been a goal setter. In recent years, I’ve set my goals to be bigger than ever. Not only has this been gratifying but I’ve been able to learn what I can truly achieve.
I truly believe that our thoughts are not by happenstance. I also believe our lives are to be lived to our absolute fullest. If you have a dream, there isn’t any reason you shouldn’t at least give your big idea a chance. I never envisioned myself as a business owner. At the inception of my entrepreneurial journey I wasn’t sure how to make things come together. Like anything there was trial and error. I’ve learned this is part of the process of reaching towards your dreams and goals. My vision became greater and my thoughts became the things I was envisioning.
I feel blessed to have be able to pursue my passion. It’s also been a compliment to have others seek my thoughts and advice. Here are some suggestions if you are struggling or trying learn how to keep your goals organized.
There are some very important ingredients you’ll need to reach your obtainable goals. You’re going to need discipline. If you think you can achieve something by doing it some of the time rather than all of the time, you will be disappointed. It doesn’t mean you won’t get there. It will either take you longer (leaving you feeling frustrated) or you may give up along the way. Be flexible. I can guarantee the plan will change at least once or several times on your journey. Always, expect the unexpected and prepared for anything… good, bad or indifferent. Be adaptable. Allowing yourself to adapt will help prevent you from feeling overly frustrated. Take the bad and indifferent, work through it and move on. Last but not least… DO NOT GIVE UP… EVER. If one venture doesn’t work, work through and find another way to make it come together. Or, venture into something else that can still compliment your initial goal and dream.
Be a leader in what you are trying to pursue. You will be so proud if you see yourself through all your future endeavors. You deserve to have what you want just as much as anyone else. Enjoy the journey!
Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. www.e-volveyoga.com and www.bronwynison.com (Online yoga, wellness & balanced living)