Sometimes I have those moments. Wait, let's be honest it's a lot more than sometimes. Those moments of reaching, and curiosity if you'll ever get there.
You're reaching for goals, you're reaching for more, and it feels like you're simply clutching air.
Where to after? What's up next... and the internal tirade of questions continue to flood your brain.
The blessing and curse of having a big vision or dream is that you want to get there, and you want to see it realized. What I've come to know more and more, is that I can't get frustrated at myself that I'm not there yet. It's so easy for me to do so. To look down the path and feel like there are miles ahead.
What is easy, is stopping. Stopping, and allowing those moments of frustration to seep in and halt the whole process.
But, that's when you can't. That's when it's most important to keep reaching, even if it feels like you're reaching for air.
What I've learned, and continue to learn, is it is absolutely necessary to set small goals in order to reach your dream. The small goals that feel minute, are absolutely necessary and vital. The goals to meet 2 people in your industry for coffee, are ultimately the ones that seem minute, easy to write off, but these are the goals that pave the path.
So, if you're feeling like you're reaching for nothing, it might be, because you only see the end goal.
Challenge yourself. Set smaller goals for yourself, reach for those. Those smaller goals will lead, and continue to pave the path towards your ultimate dream and vision.
On another note//
I recently bought this pillow, because I couldn't part with the saying that was printed upon it, "Do Dreamers Really Sleep?" I legitimately laughed aloud in Bed Bath and Beyond.
It's so easy for me to get caught up in the huge dreams, the ideas, and the big picture ideas, that I not only lose sleep but ultimately fail to forget it takes many small steps to accomplish this journey. I get sincerely frustrated and down on myself when I feel like I'm not where I want to be.
It's in this moment that made me want to write this, because it's in this moment I can't forget. I can't forget that even the smallest goals or accomplishments, no matter how small I want to write them off to be in comparison to my large, overwhelming dream, are absolutely necessary.
"Doubt Kills More Dreams, More Than Failure Ever Will."
So if you're feeling overwhelmed, grab a pen and paper, and write down 2-3 new feasible goals for yourself. Remember, a marathon is really just thousands of small steps, each plays a part in finishing the race, and without them, the race would never get finished.