SOAPBOX of the week: Results are not everything

“Give up cleverness for bewilderment.”     – Dr. Wayne Dyer, motivational speaker and author

Funny, how sometimes the moment you achieve a goal you’d set, you immediately forget all the blood, sweat and tears you shed to get there!  You can’t believe you did it!  Were you really that sharp?  Well, there’s a cause and effect for everything.  Simply put, your investment of hard work paid off.  Conversely, there are reasons for when you don’t hit the mark.  But when you again stand in disbelief, this time at the disappointing results …truth is: you still shed blood, sweat and tears to get that far.  Regardless of the outcome, folks, the same go-getter in you still showed up to hustle for a “win”.  So, don’t dissect the details.  Acknowledge both as true steps on the path of life successes…and lose yourself in the fabulous mystery.

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman

1 thought on “SOAPBOX of the week: Results are not everything

  1. As Dr. Dyer states in his book You’ll See it When You Believe It, you must “realize the goal and the journey are the same”.

    Every action taken toward a goal is itself a success, regardless of the outcome. The trick is to keep moving forward. If the outcome is not what you desired, you now possess insider knowledge of what not to do the next time.

    I use the formula of: dreams, goals, and steps to goals, which I visualize like a staircase. If you miss a step, it’s no big deal. Pick yourself up and climb on. When you accomplish a goal, like reaching a landing on the staircase, by all means stop and celebrate. The stairs wind upward toward the really big goals (or dreams).

    The last step before the landing (goal achievement) required the effort of every step taken to that point. The realization of a lifelong dream is always the culmination of many goals set and achieved along the way.

    Bruise an ankle, skin a knee, but whatever you do, keep on climbing. At the top of that stairs, the view is amazing, the air is crisp and clean and it isn’t very crowded because most stop to rest along the way and never resume the journey.

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