It’s hard to believe it is Friday again. This week, I finished a handful of long-standing, annoying, never-can-seem-to-finish jobs, and it felt incredible when I crossed them off my To-Do list. But whoever said, “when one door closes, another one opens,” was dead wrong. My week offered a fire-hose-fueled torrent of inspiration, new ideas, and eye-opening experiences, and now my list is longer than ever before. When I filter my Excel Master List, it shows 27 completed projects with 38 more in various stages of completion. I’m thrilled to see movement in the right direction. Even though the original 208 lines have increased, I don’t feel overwhelmed. It adds to my excitement, encourages me to keep working, and gives me multiple reasons to celebrate.
I’m a firm believer in acknowledging your success, no matter how small the win may seem. There are days when getting out of bed is a major victory. Today I am hosting a party to congratulate myself on my hard-won achievements. I’ll pat myself on the back for my persistence in seeing the job not only done but completed to the best of my ability and for possessing a vision and attempting something that will make life a little better. It would have been easy on Monday for me to roll over and go back to sleep, but I didn’t. On Tuesday, I could have admitted defeat when the work seemed impossible, but I didn’t. It would have been convenient to cancel my Wednesday coffee date with a friend, but I didn’t. Today, I know those choices made all the difference.
What did you accomplish this week that makes you proud today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer