Accomplished Today, April 25th


One thing I’ve learned about accomplishing goals: 
You’ve got to be irritated enough with a state of incompletion in order to be motivated to work toward completion.

Since my return to WordPress early this year, I have had one thing on my to-do list that I’ve both dreaded and been excited about. My sister blog, “Shelf Rider”, is my book review blog that’s been in the works. Here I am, two months later, and I’ve FINALLY sat myself down to finish and post my review (happy dance!!). You can read it here.

I’m an avid reader. On average, I’ll down 3-4 books a month (sometimes finding myself lost in several books at once, I’m working on that). Book reviews, however, aren’t exactly my forte. Not because I can’t write them, just because I don’t particularly like to write. 

I’d just gotten tired of not having anything posted. 

It’s true in other aspects of my life. That pile of clothes at the foot of my bed doesn’t get put away until I’m tired of seeing it. The accumulation of books, jackets, and old event flyers doesn’t get cleaned out of my truck until I’m tired of digging for what I’m looking for. That trip to the grocery store doesn’t get made until I’m tired of having an incomplete stock of ingredients, or  until I’m tired of concocting dinner out of what’s left in the pantry or leftover in the freezer.

Am I right? A personal goal is just that, a “goal”, until a person is motivated enough to turn it into an “accomplishment”.

What are some goals you’ve accomplished after harrowing struggles with motivation?