I want to see the world. I want write for a living. I want to be financially stable.
But these goals all come with a certain amount of anxiety attached to them, because I feel like I need to accomplish them now.
Lately I’ve been having a hard time sleeping. I wake up early and think of all the things I should be doing to accomplish my goals, then I can’t fall back asleep because I’m worried my goals are slipping out of reach.
I need to be writing. I need to go work more. I need to plan better ways to pay off my loans faster.
I have this belief that if I don’t accomplish my goals by the weekend, I will have missed my chance.
I know this kind of thinking is unhealthy, so I’ve been experimenting with ways to break out of this mode of thought.
One thing that has helped me is to remember that if the only thing I accomplish in my life is that I loved people well, that’s a successful life.
If I can make loving people well the only important goal, it takes off all the pressure to perform succeed accomplish impress gain achieve get. It helps me not worry about my life.
Do you worry about accomplishing your goals? What helps you not worry? I’d love to talk about it with you in the comments.