There is huge importance in reflecting in one’s life. Sometimes we get so caught up in the everyday, which very quickly turns into months only for another year to have passed. We loose track of time and our accomplishments. Reflecting allows us to gauge progress, our progress. Thus it is important to reflect!
I once wrote down a list of things I wanted to purchase for my home, for my family.
I came across this list many years later during one of my moves. It brought a huge smile to my face as I read it. Just a simple list, nothing fancy. Yet, years later it had a positive impact on my life.
You do know that I had purchased everything I wanted to buy. However, I did not appreciate this while I was working. I got caught up in the moment and completely forgot about my goals. Imagine my surprise when I read this list and mentally ticked off the items. The personal joy I felt at reflecting all those years later gave me peace of mind and I was most thankful as I realised, “Hey, look what I did!”
Something so simple, yet so impactful!
Writing this memory of mine, I hope it provides some insight to others wanting to achieve something in life. What you are wanting to achieve does not have to be anything amazingly wonderful like magically solving world hunger. If you can do that, great! Go for it 🙂 I would be the first person to shake your hand in very long line of thankful people. All I am saying is, don’t loose yourself along the way. It is often the journey that is the important part.
Write what you are wanting to achieve. Putting it down on paper, takes it from a thought and turns it into something real. Acknowledge yourself along the way as you reflect and realise you are making progress 🙂