How to Make Peace with the Process Even When COVID-19 Stalls Your Goals Progress
George Lucas said, “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”
One of the few blessings of COVID is that it has forced us to slow down and focus on our relationships and family in a way that seemed lost in the modern world. This slower life has sometimes resulted in less stress. The professional and personal goals we had at the beginning of the year may now seem irrelevant or unattainable. It might be tempting, therefore, to give up on goal setting, but we would urge you to use this time to think about your goals for the future.
For some, setting effective goals can almost be as tough and stressful as achieving those goals. But know that once you get a vision in your head, a strange thing can happen: the world around you may come to your aid and help your vision manifest. This is precisely why having goals – and living out your strategies to achieve them – can be the difference between finding happiness, fulfillment, and meaning in life or feeling like you never even made it to the starting line. Having goals matters, and people who choose to focus on them will find fulfillment that is lost to those that don’t.