Today’s post is a collab with my beautiful friend Kisses From Jess, so definitely go and check out her blog as she is an amazing writer and is a genuinely lovely person.
Here’s Jess’ post, which I must say is so beautifully written and I’m so so happy I was able to collab with her!! https://kissesfromjess.com/2016/10/17/achieving-your-goals/
Right, so, achieving your goals. Real talk, let’s go.
This is a topic which hangs high on the walls of my heart, something I am very feverish about. As, in one way or another, we all have goals we wish to achieve. May it be writing a novel, pass your exams or learn to sew, a goal is a goal and you can achieve them.
I think the most haunting thing about achieve said goals is the dark abyss that comes when trying to achieve it. An inconspicuous journey to something which is undisclosed in itself. And alas there is no prodigious method to achieve goals, yet there are some little things to keep in mind to help the moral and self belief when achieving goals. And I am wholeheartedly one for encouraging everyone to do what they can to achieve goals, as they don’t come around by miracles, it comes around with belief and hard work, although not what we like to hear, it’s the reality of it. And personally, working towards something is a much better feeling than having it handed to you on a silver platter.
So rather than attempt to share some craft of achieving goals that may or may not work. I merely wish to motivate and boost your spirits, as we’ve all been there, those glum moments of ‘I’ll never achieve anything’, ‘I’m a failure’ so on and so forth. Because of course they aren’t true, but we do all have those moments and looking past them and carrying on is a tough trudge sometimes, so I’m here to be a helping hand, a friend, your very own Shia Labeouf, whatever you want to call me, to give you a little reminder that you can do it.
We all have that one life quote we live by, personally mine is ‘a calm sea never made a strong sailor’ and couldn’t stress the truth it advocates more. This whole ‘life’ thing is not an easy ride, there are bumps and gusts that put you off track. But without them you’d be at the end of this said journey, and that’s just boring right? But these words we wrap our lives around are so so important, they keep us going and help us tell ourselves that we can do whatever we want. I also feel the words like ‘can’t’ are so malicious, the can really corrode in our minds, and rather than saying ‘I can’t do it’ we should say ‘I need to work on it more’ or something more pragmatic.
I also really like the concept of being on a boat as a reflection to these things. The water is a distant and deep abyss that is hard to fully know whats inside, and that’s haunting. But we find ourselves a float and we’ve got to keep moving. But where are we going? Why are we going? Well, that’s for you to determine, you’re the captain. And being the head of this ship you don’t let anyone tell you where to go or what to do. But saying that, you don’t have to know where you’re going, sometimes the unknown is great, something you’d never thought of or expect. Don’t be afraid to take that route even if you don’t know where it’s going. As deep and philosophical as that sounds, putting a picture to it just makes sense to me, helps express these thoughts and goals.
Okay something a little more lighthearted now…
Just a friendly reminder that you can do it. You really can. I don’t feel I need to justify myself in saying that, because it’s as plain as that. You’ve set this goal because you want it, and you’re willing to work hard. So do it, think of why you started, think of that end result and you just keep going, because you can!
Until next time,