My cars speedometer is broken. I have no idea how fast or slow I’m going. I’ve taken to gauging my speed based on the cars around me and the landscape as I go by. To be honest, this not a very accurate way to figure out my speed. I hope to have it fixed as soon as the repairman gets time but until them I’m stuck guessing.
Isn’t that just like life?
We rush about and look at others progress or speed to get a gauge on whether or not things are going well. We look at the space around us to see if we are on the right path. While this isn’t a bad thing to do, like my car speed, it isn’t very accurate.
To really find out if we are going the right speed we should have set miles, like goals, to see our pace. To set a milestone you need to write out the goal, specifically, and set a time line.
Distance / Time = MPH
Some examples of good milestones could be:
- Loose 4 pounds in two months.
- Write 10,000 words in one month.
- Draw 10 sketches in four weeks.
See how these milestones don’t have anything to do with the landscape or others speeds? It’s about you and what you can do. So when you see someone speeding past you on the road or in life don’t feel like you’re speed is wrong. Look at your goals and see an accurate view of your speed and be happy with your progress.