I was reviewing my life recently. I felt like we are already a quarter of the way through 2015 and yet I had not even started most of the things I wanted to achieved this year. I was beginning to feel like a bit of a failure when I realised something; while my year may not have gone to plan, I have achieved a lot and need to recognise those achievements.
Often we look at what we should be doing or should have done instead of what we have done and all the wonderful things that are happening in our life. It is so easy to get caught up or lead such busy lives that we feel we are not doing what we are expected to or planned to.
To give you an idea, I had planned to have my next book to my publisher by 31st March, 2015. I had planned to holidays booked and be much more organised with my business as well as in the planning stages of a documentary. None of this has happened.
But do you know what has?
I got announced as one of 15 women to watch for 2015.
I was asked to be one of the first 25 women for a new site called Women of Canberra.
I was asked to be a special guest at a ball to raise funds for the Domestic Violence Crisis Service in the ACT, where Rosie Batty will be the speaker.
I started in my role as a director of the Uniting Care Early Morning Centre and took on more work for other charities as well as expanding my company to more social media strategies and training.
I have been asked to speak at the National Homelessness Summit, as well as a few other places and am planning travel for my daughters and I around these sort of commitments, much to their excitement.
My life has been very full, despite not being what I thought it ‘should’ be.
Get rid of ‘should”. Stop saying “I should do this” or “I should do that”. Work on what matters to you, focus on your goals, but realise, opportunities come up and sometimes life throws you curveballs as well. Accept where you are, acknowledge your achievements and be proud of yourself.
What are some achievements you have overlooked (and they don’t have to be award winning, it can be as simple as you like, as long as it means something to you!)