What do you do when you reach a point during your day when you just want to curl up in bed and sleep. I mean sleep is good, but working towards your goals is also good.
I feel this.
Every so often, I get these tinges of doubt. I think deeply about what I am doing daily and why I am doing it. My long term goal is to work in the film industry, but right now I am learning, writing and reading all I can. Because I am in the infancy of my career, I think it is common to have these feelings of doubt.
I have this new-found-knowledge, but what do I do with it? It is not like I can just go on film sets and start directing. I need to work my way to that. I need to network, meet like-minded people, create my own team that supports one another. But what do I do until then?
Obviously, I will keep going and working towards my goals, but even when I do everything on my to-do list and more, I still feel like I am not doing enough. I work hard, but am I going anywhere? Is it worth it? Will I get burned out before I get where I want to go? Rest is important, but then I feel guilty if I sit down and am not doing anything.
What I think:
These are some of my thoughts. They push me around sometimes, but I shove them back. I end up remembering my goals, looking back at last month and seeing how much forward I have moved. It turns out that at the moment, my achievements may not look like much, but when I look back at them, I realize I have moved a mountain. Then I get temporarily proud of myself.
SOOO… I think that it is common to feel a little setback, feel like you are not moving forward. But despite how I may feel, I make sure to do something each day to bring me closer to my goals. If you do that every day for a year, imagine where you will be. A small step forward each day means you will eventually walk a mile. A small move forward is better than not trying and not moving at all.
Be kind to yourself and your small successes. I need to start doing that and I hope you will too.
Here is some motivation to making your goals a reality, and not just a little note on a piece of paper shoved in the back of your drawer. Motivation. Motivation. You can do this and you will. You will thank yourself in a year because you pushed through this hill and got over it. You got this.
P.S. I listen to this song when I need some good sunshine. Maybe it will help you too.