In our "Fabulous Friday with Ash-Lea" podcast, Lea Tran and I talked about cleaning up your garden to create a "clean slate" for the new growing season. We talked about how this applies in your personal and professional life as well. This stage in goal planning (and garden planning!) takes patience. You don't see growth yet and you have to sit back and let the process happen. So much waiting!
This is actually a great stage to be in because it teaches us not to rush the process. "Clean up" to allow for growth lets you ...
Plan for Possibilities, Wait for Results
When considering the garden analogy, it can feel counterintuitive to rip out all of your hard work from last year. You put time and energy into your garden and now you're just demolishing it? Yep! It's a very important step. You are creating a clean slate to ...
Using these same tactics can help with regular goal setting as well. It teaches us that we need to honestly evaluate where we are, what's working and what isn't, and make a plan for what needs to happen to move on to better things. Use this time to assess, review lessons from last year, and start designing a new space that allows more success.
Learn to be Happy While Waiting for Results
No doubt, you've heard the saying that good things can't be rushed. And that sounds great ... until you're the one who's excited to see results. Results that prove you're not a failure! So this waiting game can be frustrating, for sure.
Not seeing growth yet and sitting there looking at the blank slate where you just removed all of the hard work from last year can feel like you've taken a step back. But it's important to remember that this stage you're in IS PROGRESS. The act of cleaning, planning, and settling in to wait is a very important stage.
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What Are You Waiting On?
I'd love to hear what you're working on and WAITING on! Comment below or reach out.
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