Friday, February 24, 2012

Derailed - Getting Back On Track

You know those personal and professional goals that you make with good intentions? You’ve found a balance of all the important aspects of your life and you can almost coast along with your eyes closed? You don’t of course, but you think you can. It’s a great place to be! But what if suddenly, out of nowhere, you get derailed? What if those goals and plans and daily progress get knocked for a loop? Ever had that happen to you?

*raises hand* I have.

In fact, that is part of why I haven’t updated my blog as often. I was enjoying a pretty nice pace and thought I had enough reserves in case life happened. But then…life happened. It only took two days for me to derail, and two weeks to get back on track. But the beauty is that you can always put yourself back on track.

How? Get back in the driver’s seat. You control that wheel. Just because you went left when you were supposed to go right doesn’t mean your entire trip is a bust. You may have to do some work. You may have to work hard. And you may have to fight off self-doubt and insecurities in the process. Remember that the end result is worth it because the end result is your success. You don’t have to throw your hands in the air and stay stuck. Realign yourself. The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll be back to making it happen. It’s not easy to right yourself, but it’s possible and you can do it.

Here’s my own personal motto that I made up: When your great intentions go astray – get back on track to find your way.

It may sound hokey, but you matter, and how you treat yourself matters. Nothing goes right all the time. It’s how we learn and grow. It’s how we find out what works and what doesn’t. Sometimes a little shake-up can be positive. It depends on how you react and how you recover.

~Ann Cory


Angeline said...

*Also raises hand*

Yep, that's life, and you know what they say about the best laid plans? Oh, and the road to hell for that matter!

Life does get in the way, and we're all things other than writers - mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, friends, employees. My life went haywire through Dec/Jan and I'm just getting back on track now. But that's what makes life exciting!

Ann Cory said...

Good for you that you're getting back on track. I can relate to Dec/Jan - I got waaaay off track and needed to sit my butt down and get my days straight again.

I wish you a wonderful weekend, and thank you for stopping by!

Jan Springer said...

Thanks for the wonderful pep talk, Ann!

Yep, I get derailed all the time. LOL. Always takes a bit of time to get back into it again.

I love your motto!

Have a great day!


Shelley Munro said...

The funny thing is it takes me mere minutes or a day to get off track and much longer to get back on the right road!