When thinking back, I feel like my goals were hidden. They weren’t necessarily hiding but not defined as goals. I was doing warehouse work and wanted something better. The path led to college and then to graduation. The next goal I didn’t identify at the time was going full-time in an office.

Some of us have goals we have defined, written down, or in the back of our minds, and work towards. This is similar to furthering education, getting a better job, or finding your own purpose in life.

I don’t see a lot of talk about this in social media posts or news stories. This isn’t something that comes up in typical conversations.

Goals are important to have identified and know what steps to take towards achieving them. Having something you strive for pushes you to learn, grow, and change. It not only will expand your mind, but you will find that you are capable of so much that you didn’t know of when you started.

A major goal will have multiple, small goals within it. Using the example of getting a degree, the first step is research. Where do you want to go, where has a good program in your study? Enrollment, attending class (most of the time), passing tests, finishing semesters. Each of these are little steps that you achieve when getting to your major goal.

Failure is a part of the process as well. You will miss your target. There will be times when you just can’t. That’s okay. If we didn’t work towards something that had difficulty, we would do a disservice to ourselves. You would be robbing yourself of that valuable experience.

I challenge you to look at what you are working towards now. See the progress you have made without even realizing it. Give yourself credit for all that you have made it through. I’m rooting for you. šŸ™‚