I’m a goal oriented person. I always need something to be working toward. If I’m not working on something, I feel lost. But sometimes even when I have something to work on, a goal to accomplish, I still feel lost.

See, the problem is that I’m a big picture person. I get paralyzed wanting to do something grand; some big piece of the big picture. And wanting to do something big, I get stuck in my tracks.

The other day I talked about a baby step. I was so stressed and focused on a project due at the end of the day, I forgot to take the one small step toward one of the goals I have for the year. And I was kinda beating myself up about it. After beating myself up, I decided, I wanted to do something bigger.

And there I am in this cycle of wanting to do something grand, getting stuck because I’m not quite ready for the grand gesture and remembering that every goal must come with a plan.

Now this doesn’t mean a well laid plan; I just mean goals always come to fruition in phases. So I let go of my guilt and decided to take that missed baby step a few days later. The only way to get to my desired goal(s) is to start moving, and move I started.

And it felt good.

Tomorrow, I’ll take another baby step toward my goals.