This is a picture of my brother’s gate lodges, small and beautiful. I walk down past his house to these lodges every day with dogs and children to the school bus. They are small but they are perfect.
As I walk I often think about the future, next steps, next goals (including next holidays!) and growing my business. Today I was thinking big about 2016, and found I was feeling stressed! This feeling made me stop and think. Whilst it’s good to push yourself out of your comfort zone, it’s also good to take stock.
Like the gate lodges, some smaller things are pretty perfect. I thought about my business and the vision I had for it 5 years ago, when I moved more into coaching and away from consulting. I realised that I was exactly where I wanted to be, I don’t have the very biggest business in the world, but I have built what I wanted to build. It is small but it is perfect. Yipeee!
That doesn’t mean I won’t be pushing myself in 2016 and continuing to build my business and stretch myself. But its reminded me to always keep in mind the following:
- Vision – are you clear on what you want to achieve? Have a read of my blog on creating your vision
- Be VERY clear on what you need to put in place to get there
- Remember not to compare and despair – don’t look to others and think you are not far enough along. Everyone has a different path and pace, choose the right one for you. More on the blog here
- Lastly, remember to take note of your achievements and celebrate your progress and key milestones – what’s all the hard work for if you don’t get to celebrate!