All posts tagged: accomplishment

Day by Day

In my New Year’s post I wrote about how I do not look at the New Year as a time to make life changes all starting on January 1 – but prefer to set smaller goals throughout the year and take it day by day.  To me, the New Year signifies a moment to reflect on last years struggles and accomplishments, but also as a reminder to checkin with myself – like one big alarm clock going off at midnight. This last year I focused on setting a series of small goals to help make sure I set a solid foundation for checking in with myself to make sure I am able to get through the ups and downs of any week, month or year. I can’t deny that 2015 was defined by trial and error of multiple methods, but I can confidentially say that I came out on the other side having built habits that work for me. With so many people working towards their New Years resolutions, I wanted to share some of my …

Defining Moments; Learning to Fly

I was recently involved in a discussion around how to continuously build your social well-being and keep refreshed when there are stressors coming at you from every angle. One of the exercises prompted us to think about a “defining moment” in our life. You may have one or many, but the point of the exercise is to bring that moment top of mind in order to help push through whatever you are dealing with in the present. So what is a defining moment? A memorable, life changing decision, event, or action that alters how you view the light you shine on your goals. Moments when you were unsure about what you could accomplish, and were able to surprise yourself. They can be defined as; milestones, life-changing events, critical choices, opportunities Everyone in the group internally thought about their defining moment, and some shared them with the group ranging from moments such as asking for a vacation from their boss to uprooting their life to move to a new city. I’ve always had one defining moment in …

Running Diaries

Runners from all around the world are gearing up to hit the pavement this weekend for the NYC Half Marathon. A good friend of mine has been training for the past few months, and I’ve been trying to keep up by joining her on some runs on the days it’s at least been above 20 degrees (although it never feels like this). Getting ready to map out my cheering stations, I keep reflecting on my experience training for this same race last year. Many of you joined my journey, as I sent e-mails with updates and photos from my running adventures and accomplishments leading up to the day of the race. Reflecting back I didn’t realize what an impact this race had on me at the time, but it truly got me through some of the hardest months I’ve personally faced. I had committed to running the race with Team for Kids, a fundraising organization, in which you had 72 hours after signing up to cancel your entry or be fully committed to paying your goal amount whether you …