The Forest for the Trees

At times in our lives when we pivot or step out into a new chapter, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of details or to do list items that must be done. Sometimes we lose sight of the bigger path, the bigger picture in front of us. But, keeping both the details and the bigger picture is important to make any big goal happen.

Here are 4 quick ways I’ve found useful to keep perspective.

  1. Begin with the End in Mind

Beginning with the end in mind is something that is key. Too often we react instead of plan events in our lives. If we begin with the end in mind, sitting with where we want to be at the end, living in the present gets easier. If we have the greater vision, we can live with the hardships, the grit and the hustle that making an effective change takes. If we don’t, then it’s too easy to give up the first moment someone doubts us, we face trouble or a bump in the road.

2. Take consistent actions, the feelings will come.

Feelings are important, and are meant to be there. But, often, when we get past the initial euphoric stage of learning something new, our attention wanders away. We become swayed with the other latest bright new thing. We live in an instant gratification culture, where we get what we want when we want it.

And yet, lasting change is something that actually takes time, grit and determination to bring about. It’s not something that can be done today; but over time, we’ll get there. And you’ll be surprised that, when you act a certain way, your feelings come. One small successful step breads another step. And you’ll be surprised at how you feel when you see your own success when you have a small step of success.

3. Show up everyday for two years.

The latest and greatest online gurus are talking about the fact we can get onto the online space and quickly make an income that replaces our own day job rather quickly. But in all honesty, it’s the everyday showing up and choices that we make that get us to where we want to go.

Show up everyday to your side gig like it’s a job, that’s what will get you to where you want to go.

If you’re looking for a place to grow in your side gig and to work on your purpose and grow your passionate second act, I’d love to connect with you about where you are on the journey and steps you can take to get to where you want to go.

Crystal Gregory

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The Forest for the Trees
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