Updated: Jan 7
The gap between where you are NOW and what you WANT can't be bridge by your current self.
Last night, I was up past 1:00 am.
Working late on reviewing the family budget for last month, paying bills, ordering groceries for the week, doing some customer service, scheduling emails, making travel plans for this year, and a dozen other things...
They were all things that needed to get done so I could start this week off right.
After I finally went to bed, I was woken twice by my children.
I was awake before 7:00 am, tired and wishing I could lay longer under my covers...
If I think achieving big goals is going to be easy, or convenient, or not require making some sacrifices, then I've got it all wrong.
Reaching new heights, doing something I've never done before -- which is exactly what a goal is, something I've never done before -- will require me to change.
I can't achieve what I want (my goal) with the current version of myself.
The gap between where I am and where I want to go can only be spanned by learning new skills and abilities -- or as my husband says, skillities.
This is the notecard hanging above my computer:
Learning the skillities that will bridge the gap requires growth.
Growth is challenging. It's uncomfortable.
It's not easy.
It's where I am right now. Growing.
But it also doesn't last forever.
After growth comes a period of rest. A plateau.
We need the plateaus. We can't live in growth forever.
The plateau allows us to enjoy our growth, and to prepare for the next round of growing.
So if you're in a growing phase, like me, put your head down, do the work, and know that once you reach the goal, the plateau will be there as a reward.
Until then, it won't be easy. It's not meant to be.
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