Pace yourself. You can't go from 0 to 1000 overnight. Focus on 0 to 10 and then 10 to 20 and so on. The realization of worthwhile goals takes place in progressive increments.

— JMeyer —

This is a repeat of a writing I shared a couple of years ago.

The other day, I took my dogs on a run with me, and their behavior during our early morning jaunt led me to this writing.

They were all excited and running so fast during the first mile of our run that it was hard for me to keep up with them. They slowed to my pace about halfway into the run, and by the end of our four-mile journey, they were pretty much out of gas.

How many times does the above scenario happen to us?

We make a goal.

We go after it at 100 miles per hour.

Then, we grow tired and give up.

It is imperative to pace yourself when chasing a goal.

Setting incremental, achievable objectives is the best way to “run” on your goal-chasing journey.

You eat an elephant one bite at a time…

Proverbs 25:16, “If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.”


P.E.A.C.Eful Living…

Plan – A dream/goal remains a dream until it is put into writing. Putting your dream or goal in writing is the first step in creating a PLAN to achieve it. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Effort – Turning your dream/goal into reality requires a commitment to putting forth consistent and focused EFFORT toward the execution of your plan. Nothing great in life happens without working hard.

Attitude – Your chances of achieving your dream exponentially increase if you believe you will achieve it. Always remember that your ATTITUDE determines your altitude in life.

Community – Nothing great in life happens by doing it alone. The chances of achieving your dream expand as your COMMUNITY of positive mentors and coaches expand. You become the average of the five people you spend the most time with…and yes, spending time with “people” through books and instructional videos factors into your average.

Energy – Chasing and achieving your dream requires optimal mental, physical, and spiritual levels of ENERGY. Take care of yourself; no one else will.

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