We are past the half way point are you still committed to your goals?
What’s your big goal for 2018? I love to set goals, especially in January. As we all know, people like to talk more about how their goals will fail or end within three weeks than will actually set one. I, on the other hand, love to set a goal and I won’t give myself permission to quit. In 1999 I signed up in January to do the AIDS Ride from Minneapolis to Chicago. A number of years later I signed up to do the 3 Day Breast Cancer walk. This year, I signed up to do the MS150 in June which is physically challenging but also emotionally rewarding.
MS has touched my life in many ways. My oldest child had a classmate and friend who lost her mom to MS, while my middle child has a friend whose mom has struggled with MS. Unfortunately, her struggle has stopped her from being at all of their dance shows and other activities. Another dear friend of mine was diagnosed many years ago and never takes her health for granted. She once told me, ”You don’t know how much you’ll miss scrubbing your kitchen floors on your hands and knees until you can’t do it anymore.” I never want to take my health for granted, and knowing these stories helps me remember to cherish each day.
My first step when setting a goal is to set one I don’t think I can reach. Then, I work toward it. While setting a goal is always the first step in the right direction, to be successful we must continue to take steps to achieve what we’re after. The next step is to write it down, tell someone, or invite someone to join you and start believing you can achieve what you desire. The bigger the goal the more exciting it is as you move closer toward achieving it! Personally, I’m not a bike rider and don’t enjoy fundraising but I love to help others and push myself out of my comfort zone. That’s where I grow and become a better version of myself.
I want to continue setting big goals to grow personally, but ideally they’ll also be goals that make a difference in another person’s life as well as a positive impact on the world. During this time of personal growth and expansion, I said I would get ten people on my team and raise $1,000. So far, I have four people on my team and have raised just over $500, which means I’m almost half way to meeting both goals. I wonder if you’d help me reach my first goal by joining me for a training ride. If you want to join my team for the MS150, or sponsor me to help me reach my second goal, please click here to donate.
What is the biggest physically challenging goal you have ever achieved?
When you set a goal, does it usually support others as well as yourself? How do you stick to it when the going gets tough?
Where have your goals taken you? Who will support you in reaching your goals?