I have watched my daughter master the art of walking over the recent months. I noticed her focus and the percentage of her time that she spends on achieving this goal. At times it would appear to be the only thing in her existence besides her basic survival needs. It is that important to her to walk that she falls and gets up again over and over again throughout a day.
She is not discouraged by falling, never self doubts nor has negative talk about the fall. She barley even focuses on falling, she is more focussed on getting up and walking. There is only one outcome for her and that is to win at walking. And she did!
We could learn so much from her guidance in regards to achieving our desires and goals. Most of us give up long before the attainment of our goals, we then justify to ourselves that this goal was not really that important. However it had to be at some point as it came from a desire within. We all face obstacles and fall along the way to obtaining any goal, in particular if is something we have not done before or if it is a goal much bigger than ourselves. Are you willing to keep getting up again and re focus?
Do you believe that you will win? If you are struggling to believe that you can win at creating your goal, look back at any unfinished goals. Have you installed a pattern of giving up on yourself in the past; particularly when things have got challenging or did you seek out support, guidance and people that have gone down that path before?
My daughter walked because she was always going to, there was no other option in her mind, it was not a matter of how long is this going to take, or will I. It was only a matter of when. Are your goals only a matter of when?
I also watched her watch us, she had great mentors to show her the way and modelled that behaviour. Who is in your circle that has walked the path you wish to? If you have mentors are you watching and using their knowledge or if you do not have mentors are you seeking them out.
Be like a child, play to win, let that burning desire keep being your fuel. Make winning your exclusive right and keep going UNTIL.