Achieving Life Goals Under Any Circumstances
Rev. Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT, RScP
Heart-Centered Career Transition & Job Search Coach | Life Strategies Coaching
Have you ever had a moment (or maybe more than one) where you consider how "unfair" life is? Maybe you’re thinking about your own situation, or someone else’s, but you think about how everyone has had a dream at one point in time – and because of bad luck or unfortuate circumstances only a select few achieved it?
Consider the children and teachers who were killed in the Uvalde school shooting. Also, think about the victims who died while attending a 4th of July parade in High Park, Illinois. These individuals all had dreams and goals and aspirations, but because of the circumstances that cut their lives short, they will never see them to fruition. How unfair is that?
Life goals are something just about everyone experiences during their lifetime. As a young child, you probably had career aspirations. As you grew older, your personal preferences developed and changed and you had fleeting moments of focusing on the possibilities of how your life could turn out.
Then, you simply went back to the original path you were on. Why is that? Sometimes, it’s because we have circumstances in life that we allow to serve as obstacles that come between us and our dreams.
You can achieve anything you want, regardless of what you’ve been through, are going through, or may face in the future. All you need is a new perspective and the willingness to face the situation and work on your goals in spite of it.
In time, working through these obstacles becomes second nature and you won’t bat an eye when and if something occurs that hinders other people. To you, it will be something you simply navigate around.
But it takes practice and it’s not a comfortable thing to do. As long as you know that going in, it makes it a bit easier to endure the discomfort as you educate yourself on how to handle the difficult circumstances.