I am the kind of person who always needs a goal. Obviously last year at this time I was in full on preparation mode for Mrs. International. This year, my goals are to become happier and place in the Top 3 in my age group in a 5K race. What is pretty convenient about those goals are that they work together. When I run, I am happier! But, I truly want to commit the next year to self discovery and improvement. I made huge strides toward that goal last year, and I want to make even more progress this year.
I think the following thought from the inspiring Dale Smith Thomas gives all of us a jump start to improving our outlook and our perspective on life.
"What you focus on gets bigger." Those 5 words if we truly understand them, believe them, and act on them can totally change our lives both personally and professionally. Are you focused on what you have accomplished and the things that are going right or are you focused on what isn't going right? Are you focused on your dreams and goals or are you "focusing" on the opinion of others and allowing it to slow you down?
-Dale Smith Thomas