One of my greatest fears is becoming stagnant. I never want to reach the point where I think, this is good enough. I want to keep moving forward, growing, and learning new things.
I’m in pursuit of the balance between self acceptance and personal growth. I want to come to the point where I’m comfortable with who I am, aware of my strengths and weaknesses, and able to exist within society as an individual who isn’t swayed by other’s opinions. I want to work on conquering my weaknesses and use my strengths to my advantage. I will never have the seemingly endless energy of an extrovert (that I often desire) but that’s okay. I have a host of other talents, skills, and traits I can draw on. Here are a few things I’m going to do:
- Celebrate my strengths.
I’m a great planner and organizer. I love the challenge of creating a schedule and fitting all my plans into a 24 hour period. I’m also observant and able to pick up on non-verbal cues quite easily.
- Be grateful.
I want to focus on the people, experiences, and things I’m grateful for. I cherish the connections I have with my friends and family. They mean so much to me and I’m going to let them know how much I appreciate their love and friendship.
- Forgive myself for my mistakes.
I have a tendency to remember all my little mistakes and remind myself of them at the most inopportune times. This isn’t healthy. When I start thinking negatively, I’ll remind myself that I’m only human and mistakes are normal. The important thing is to learn from them and move on.
- Set realistic goals.
I’ve been a perfectionist my whole life. I’m going to start setting realistic goals within a realistic timeline. If things change, that’s okay. I’ll readjust and keep moving forward.
What kinds of goals do you have for yourself?