Big goals start with little changes 1

I was recently asked, looking back 10 years, am I where I wanted to be? Have I fulfilled my 10 year goal?

Hard to give a one line answer, 10 years is quite a long time and yet goes by in an instant. I have accomplished things I set out to accomplish, like bring 2 beautiful kids into the world. We are living in our 2nd house that we built. We have been on a few over seas holidays. I feel like I’ve ‘done stuff’ but to answer the question to all honesty I thought, hoped I’d be further along spiritually maybe? Sure I’ve worked through and over come some rather big stuff but if you had of asked me at 28 where I would be spiritually at 38 I would have hoped for a different result.

It got me thinking, the only way to change who you are, or really be a better version of yourself so there is a significant change in 10 years time is to make change in the little. Those little habits that hold you back, those little fears that keep you stuck in that one place that you desperately want to move on from. Those little damaging thoughts that linger and become huge boulders that get stuck in your pathway to succeed.

At the beginning of each year lately I have found myself at the bookstore buying the latest daily devotional book. Subconsciously hoping that this will be the book that changes my history. This will be the one that pushes me over to that next level that I’m seeking. Well I should know by now that you can read and gain all the knowledge in the world but it’s your actions that follow that really make the change.

I’m sure we all have been guilty of looking at the bigger picture and it all goes south on day 2 because our goal seems too hard to reach. We see the ultimate end goal and see ourselves at mile marker #1, already exhausted by our thoughts. We then procrastinate because our goal is so big, bigger than our energy levels, our time and even sometimes our courage.

Every now and then we need a little reminder to get back on that pathway and chip away at those little habits that we’d like to see changed. The only way to do this is making that little change everyday, taking action on those goals one step at a time in your everyday.

I’d like to be a better writer;
Write something little everyday.

I’d like to be a more confident prayer;
Pray more, pray with more passion, pray with my kids everyday and pass on that legacy.

I’d like to be able to pick up a guitar and play beautifully;
Book lessons this year and don’t just wish I could play and instrument.

I’d like to be debt free;
Get out those budget books, put a little extra on my mortgage each month.

I’d like to have and keep a strong relationship with my children;
Build into them daily with my words and actions, put boundaries on my social media time and have more face to face connection time.

Big goals start with little changes.

Happy Feb, Dee

About Dee Beets

Dee grew up in the beautiful tourist town of Kiama NSW, with the beach on one side and rolling hills on the other. At the age of eleven, with her family, she moved across to the sunny state of Western Australia, where she later met her man and married him. Deanna is into her second year of Homeschooling her 2 primary aged children. Scary and rewarding at the same time, she is looking forward to going against the grain, doing life a little differently and finding joy in learning through nurturing. In her spare time she experiments with clean eats and recharges with gym workouts.

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  • Elaine Fraser

    Great post, Dee. Elizabeth Gilbert recently wrote about some advice she was given by an older friend, ‘She said that every thoughtful woman, every ten years, should take some time to be alone with herself, in order to reexamine the direction of her own life, and to decide if any alterations need to be made’
    Gilbert says, ‘Ask yourself if the moment has come to check in with yourself. Make sure that your values, dreams, goals, and companions are still appropriate — not for the person you once were, not even for the person you THOUGHT you would someday be … but for the woman you have actually become. Ask that woman what she really wants.’

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