In 21 days, I will officially be 5 years away from the tender age of 40. If you do the math, then you kind of have an idea of how old I will be 🙂
Of course, it’s time for me to reflect on where I’ve been, where I am and where I am going. I ask myself almost daily, “what on Earth have you accomplished?” What I’ve learned is that I can not compare the value and level of my accomplishments based on what others around me are doing, rather, my measurements need to come from true self evaluation of my own goals and whether or not I’ve met them or not.
I remember when I used to beat myself up for not accomplishing goals within a certain time frame that I set for myself. Then one day, a friend of mine told me to “enjoy the journey that you are taking in order to accomplish your goals because you miss so much in trying to get to the goal that you do not enjoy the process.”
Enjoy the process…
That statement resonated with me and sat with me for quite some time as it took me some time to really REALLY focus and gain understanding of what “enjoying the process” meant and how I would apply it to my life. I did some self evaluation and realized that I never EVER enjoyed any process. I was always so focused on accomplishing the goals that I never realized that the steps I was taking to meet my goals should be celebrated and enjoyed as well.
With that said, I am going to document and reflect over the next 21 days – my process and journey to a profound level of satisfaction and happiness that I plan to have for myself as I enter the tender age of 25 plus shipping and handling :). I am happy and blessed to turn 35 and I welcome all that comes along with it.