“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”
A due date is a date in which something is due. For example, our bills each month have due dates. Pregnancy have due dates and so forth. Though these things have due dates it doesn’t mean that we can’t pay a bill early or a pregnant woman can’t be induced. When I talk to people, they often tell me that they want to have certain things accomplished at different ages or stages in their life, but it doesn’t work that way. Our goals don’t have due dates. So, why do we treat them like they do?
I had to learn this the hard way. I was focused on accomplishing my goals working hard to speed up the process not knowing life doesn’t work that way. When we think like this we often give up on the goal when it has extended past our imaginary due date. In life things happen at the time when they are meant. Some things take longer, and some don’t. Of course, our easiest goals will be accomplished before our hardest goals, but you must keep your head up.
We must stop giving ourselves deadlines for everything we want to accomplish. This causes unnecessary stress to our body and we become unmotivated. I can recall a time in my life where I felt content and I was going to live my life complacent. I told myself that the only thing that mattered was my children and husband goals and if they were happy, I was happy. Now this is true I do want them to accomplish their goals, but I knew deep down inside this was a sign of me giving up on myself.
I created the deadlines and since they didn’t fall through when I wanted them to I gave up. I didn’t believe in my capabilities. I felt like I was living on false hope and that I was too old to start over. This is what we tell ourselves when the goal gets tough. I’m not saying don’t give yourself a competition date. I believe it’s important to have an estimated completion day, but anything can happen in life. We can’t predict the future because life is uncertain. We just must constantly grind and work towards our goal each day, acknowledging the setbacks, using them as fuel, and know that we own no one an explanation.
No one else knows about the deadline but us. So, why keep putting yourself down for not meeting imaginary expectations. If you are working towards something it will come. Get proficient in everything you do. Gain knowledge, listen, and never give up on your dreams because dreams don’t have a deadline.
So, remember when you feel like giving up on your goal remind yourself of why you deserve it. Goals don’t have a due date. No matter how old you think you are you can still accomplish anything you want in life. No matter how hard it’s gets don’t give up you’re almost there. If you develop a mindset and tell yourself that you can do it, I promise you can accomplish anything you want out of life.
“The man who achieves makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all – doing nothing.” Benjamin Franklin