Transformative Thursday’s: Progress Isn’t the Goal


“Progress is good, but it is not the goal.” My husband always says this. It reminds me that we should make progress but we cannot stop short of our ultimate goal.  Progress keeps us encouraged to persevere but we shouldn’t stop there. We must press on until we achieve the realization of our goal. Several years ago, I decided to run a marathon. It wasn’t good enough for me to simply increase from 1 mile to 5 miles to 10 miles to even 15 miles.  The goal was 26.2 miles—a full marathon.  I continued to train and make progress until race day. What if I had become satisfied with merely running 10 miles or 3 miles?  I never would have finished the marathon.

What is your ultimate goal?  How does it compare with your daily, weekly and monthly progress? Are you becoming complacent with progress or are you still striving for the goal?

Commit today not to be satisfied with good enough. Progress is not your end goal. Push yourself to persevere until the goal is completed. You got this!

~Coletta Jones Patterson

*Coletta is an author, life coach, speaker and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others get unstuck.  Her latest book “Beyond Stuck: Creating the Life You Want” is available on Amazon.

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