We are getting to the end of January which means it’s been almost a month since we all set ourselves goals for the new year.
Well I’m here to throw them all out the window and put my hands up and say I failed. I fucked up and yeah things didn’t go according to plan. But I’m ok with that.
Like everybody else I set myself some resolutions and January goals such as posting on Instagram every day, going to the gym four times a week and so on.. did it happen? Nope not really – but I did try.
I could reel off the excuses like how I have worked solidly most weeks and then came down with the flu but let’s be honest here, I just didn’t stick to my guns.
I failed my goals for this month but I’m not going to wallow in a tub of ice cream – despite how tempting it may be – because failing is apart of life.
We can’t all be perfect and do everything we said we would do, and reach our goals straight away. Goals are hard and challenging – that’s what makes them a goal. It is natural to make mistakes in life and fall at hurdles.
Am I disappointed I couldn’t achieve what I wanted to this month? Yes of course I am. But am I going to let that upset me and get me down? Hell no!
At a young age I started to get into the mindset of if it wasn’t the best of the best then it wasn’t good enough. When in reality as long as you tried and put in the effort then you should be proud.
We shouldn’t be so ashamed to put our hands up and say we failed or we didn’t do something. In fact failing should motivate us to give it another go.
How many times have you sat up replaying a level on a game because you can’t get past it, I know I do it most nights. So why should life be any different?
Try, try and try again. It may take days, weeks maybe even years before you start to get to where you want to be and things start moving in the right direction. But the more you try the more likely it is to happen.
Don’t give up just because you didn’t complete your goal this month. See it as a learning curve. Why didn’t you complete your goal? Maybe break your goal down into smaller chunks to make it easier to achieve. Find out what is holding you back and change it. Learn from your mistakes and don’t be afraid to say “hey I failed!”
Things don’t always work out, but you can take this experience and use it to your advantage to make sure they do work out next time. – Wow, deep right?
Did you achieve your goals this month or did you fall at some of the hurdles? Shout about it and tell me what you didn’t achieve this month and how you are going to change it for the following months?
© Emmi Bowles