One year is over, and though you may not have achieved everything you wanted, you’ve made progress for sure. Sure, you may not have gotten that job, or booked that role, or bought that house, but unless you sat under a rock all year you’ve grown and had experiences and changed…you’ve made progress. You;re not the same person you were at the start of 2017. Hell, the world is not the same world it was a year ago, so even if you’re convinced you haven’t grown, you have just by the nature of living in this changing world.

I’ve gone through quite a bit. Lots of ups and lots of downs. And hell yes, I feel right there with you in that whole, “I don’t feel closer to my goal” thing. But at the same time, what does achieving the goal really mean? Does it stop? Does it feel like you’ve arrived? Or to you get to the top of that hill only to find you’re the same conflicted person you were getting there?

And also, if the goal is achieved what does that mean for the rest of your life?

This is where my head is at. I’m trying to focus on being gentler with myself on my goals. Seeing people who achieve the things I want not being any happier, gives me a bit of pause. Maybe it won’t make me happy. It’ll certainly give me more, but at the end of the day I’ll still be the same person with the same demons and insecurities as I am today. So I think I gotta make peace with those demons and not care so much about the rest.

Or not. Let’s see what happens in 2018