How do you measure success?
Do you use a scale?
A measuring tape?
A number on an excel spreadsheet?
A bar graph?
Theres a million and one ways to measure success but dont use just one.
I used this flower because it’s my daughter’s and she planted it at the end of the school year…last year. Now, for the last month or so, it’s been in full bloom. But only because, even when she couldn’t see the product she wanted, she still watered it and cared for it (yes she even talks to it).
Whether it’s your personal life, career, relationship, finances, etc just because you make a positive change doesn’t mean you are going to see the end product a week after you start nurturing your goal. This happens over time with dedication, hard work (and yes, even some talking).
Even for me, I sometimes have the hardest time approaching people in a public setting so a friend of mine. challenged me to approach someone at the gym I was interested in. Did we end up falling in love and living happily ever after? Nooooo, but did I fail? No, I didnt! I did exactly what I set out to do!! Just because you maybe didnt get the answer you wanted you have to remember your short term goals and your long term goals. Maybe you didn’t get that job you wanted but you interviewed for it. Is that a failure?
No!! It’s a lesson! You made an effort and you got the interview, now you need to self analyze, maybe send an email and see where you could’ve done better.
If you really want that job or that house or that dress size, it’s going to take a lot of effort and a lot of self analysis.
Just because you dont immediately see the end result, doesnt mean it’s not a work in progress. Even the flower had to start somewhere.
I’d you’d like to start somewhere, visit your local nursery to get started.