3d small people - alarm clockThe challenge of timing.  If you are waiting for the perfect time to start your goal, it probably will never happen.  Don’t get me wrong, timing is important; but finding the perfect time is rare.  There is always going to be a challenge whenever you start; it is likely the reason you have the goal in the first place!  The key is to get started and make progress.  Starting off with a bang is not as important as making consistent progress.  As you make progress, you can always add to what you are doing to reach your goal.  Stay encouraged and don’t give up!  You may need to put your goal or dream on pause, but you don’t have to abandon it.  One thing I know for sure:  if you quit, you definitely won’t reach your goal You’re on the clock!

hqdefaultI recently had an opportunity to speak to the Y Achievers at the Walzem YMCA in San Antonio, TX.  I spoke on how academics and athletics can complement each other & can help you be the best you can be.  We discuss the realities of athletics compared to the value of academics.  The kids were awesome!  Click here to view.

success

We are all aware of the ease of making a goal compared to the challenge of actually sticking with it.  Our goals should focus more on our process or progress toward a goal as opposed to the goal itself. Notice that I say progress.  Progress indicates positive, consistent actions toward an expectation or goal.   We have a much greater likelihood of sticking with our goals if we are focused more on the consistent actions to reach a goal.  Consistency in our actions leads to growing confidence, which strengthens our resolve in progressing toward our goals.  To be successful, we must consistently make progress.  Success doesn’t happen overnight; it takes time.  Achieving success is a process and not an event!