And then, of course, the lovely voice of a doubter hits my head again and asks if I'll ever achieve the goals I'm setting for myself. I've set BIG goals and BIG dreams look forward to seeing them come true. And I share the goals and share the dreams and usually swallow the doubts.
I'm sharing this particular piece of information NOW, which I don't like to do because it makes me feel vulnerable, because I've seen three other business owners doing the same thing right now!
These are business owners who have accomplished HUGE things!!!! Business owners I'm proud to know and sit down with and brainstorm and talk with. And they are discouraged too.
And I look at them and think "if I'd accomplished what you accomplished this year - I'd be freakin' ecstatic!"
And realize that we all forget our mountaintops!
As much as I talk about the concept of living in and appreciating the moment, we all forget about them. A lot. It's easy to focus on the frustrations of life and start on the down-hill roll to dumpsville. And once you start on that road, all of your great accomplishments start to get downplayed. "I may have been invited to speak at that big event but we didn't have the turn-out I'd hoped for...Getting my book to #1 was so much easier than I thought it would be - ANYONE could do that....I may have made it past the one year mark, but technically my corporation hasn't been around for one year yet.... I may be booking 30-60 days out, but I haven't booked a keynote speech for 2016."
Ya de da!
The list goes on! Trust me, for as many awesome things as I've managed to accomplish in 27 years, I've got just as good a reason to convince myself that it isn't a big deal!
Somehow, I think you probably do to!
However, I believe that if you're reading this, you've probably accomplished a lot in your life. More than many others.
Why? Because only people who have actually accomplished something spend time on self-development. Even if that accomplishment was learning that they don't know everything!
Be proud of yourself! It may be overwhelming sometimes, it may be frustrating sometimes. But you are going great places!