What motivates people to stick to their resolutions or their goals? For me, it is the little victories along the way that show me that, yes, I’m on my way to reaching the goal. My resolutions are not that different from last year, and that is okay because it means I’m still on the path to the me I want to be.
I’m also inspired by the land around me, the rising and setting of the sun, the clouds that blanket the prairies, snow falling, the horses and cattle, hard work, shooting stars, my sisters and brothers friends and co-workers, and signs of progress.
I took myself for a ride yesterday-both on my horse, my own two feet, and my tractor. Each one gave me a different perspective and all were filled with the incredible beauty of the plains. It was a particularly gorgeous day with bright blue skies, lots of sunshine and very little wind; it was not a day for staying inside.
So here is my list, and I figure if I write it down then it is easier to keep my goals in front of me and to remind myself each day and to reach them: pray, write, find that place where I can make a living doing what I love, go to a writing conference and take a course online, finish my office, move every day, give thanks every day, write and mail more notes, and continue to add to this list as different things occur to me.