In life, things rarely go as planned and I feel there’s value in that! I think there a couple things happening here. One is that life is making sure your plan is something you really want, and second, it’s helping you learn lessons that will be valuable in the future!
Last week I had my own life challenge happen to me. I started this year out with some business and financial goals and everything was going great. I’ve worked hard and put much time and effort into what I was trying to accomplish. Last week I had something inexpertly happen that completely knocked me off course form my goal. It sucks and definitely knocked the wind out of me, but I’ve been challenged many times in life and I know this is part of PROCESS to reaching my goal. I’m not going to hit my financial goal in the time frame I hoped, but I’m not going to stop till I do. When I get knocked down, in my mind I have not choice but to get back up and keep working. If not it’s not something I really want.
When you look at my situation form an external standpoint, it looks like I’ve failed, but when I reflect on the lessons I’ve learned and what I’ve created, it’s been an amazing successful year. I’m way further ahead then where I was last year at this time. My goal is something I what to create in my life, so I will now set some new goals because life has forced me to change. (this is an inevitable part of life) Then I will get refocused and continue working hard toward my new goal. I look at this as life testing me to see if this is something I really want?
I’ve learned through my own life experiences and from helping clients reach their goals that life rarely goes as planned. When you set some goals be carful with what you expect, because I can almost assure that life is going to throw some unexpected events and challenge you. It’s all part of the process and there’s much value in the lessons you will learn. I like to encourage you to look at life challenges as learning lessons that add value to your life. It makes the challenges a positive thing and get you closer to reaching your goal. Love the challenges!