chill out! you have a lifetime to achieve your goals

Episode No. 32

The Daring Romantics

dream chasing is hard and sometimes we buy into the misconception that if we’re going to be successful— then we have to meet all our goals RIGHT NOW. so, we set strict deadlines. we hustle 24/7, 365 days a year, because we’re told that’s what “real” entrepreneurs do. but, in the process, too often— many of us get overwhelmed, tired, and stop finding the fun in creating.

how do i know this?

because, it’s happened to me.

in fact, if i’m being honest — that’s the season i’m in right now.

tired. overwhelmed. and finding my work anything but fun.

my goals, which were once exciting and gave me an adrenaline of inspiration now feel more like a burden than anything else.

as soon as i realized that i was finding work “not fun”— i started asking myself questions. because, honest to goodness, i love work. i love what i do. i think i have the best job ever.

so, if i was feeling drained, tired, and loosing the spark — then i knew i needed to dig deep and figure out why. i needed to cure the proverbial illness not just mask the symptom.

and, what i discovered was that somewhere along the line, i started feeling the pressure to meet all my goals ASAP. i felt the need to have a quick turn around on every idea.

which, is silly. because, i know better.

i know that slow and steady wins the race.

regardless, we all do and think silly thing sometimes, right?

the past couple weeks, the idea “piece by piece, moment by moment” has been a repeated theme in my writings and morning walks. as i sat down and started going through my writings, i noticed the phrase or similar ideas were all over.

it’s like my heart and soul had been marinating on this idea, waiting for my head to acknowledge it and understand it. you see, we don’t have to accomplish everything right now — in this year, in the next five years, or even in this decade. we have a lifetime to achieve our goals. and with that in mind, we are allowed to layer our successes, one upon another. 

we’re allowed to take our time to build empires that impact culture and legacy that impact future generations.

when we give ourselves the permission and space to layer our successes, moment by moment — we also give ourselves the opportunity to build something sustainable. something that is going to truly last — not crumble and fall because of burnout or because we lost the joy of creating.

this week, on the daring romantics — i’m pulling back the proverbial curtain and showing the imperfections within myself and my business. this episode is candid — sharing what i’m learning right now as i journey to take the pressure off myself to meet my goals right now and find enjoyment in my work again.

in this episode, i share 3 things that i did VERY wrong during the first 6 months of the year and 4 things that i am going to do differently so that i can make it to my goals with renewed strength.

wherever you are in your journey, i hope that this episode gives you the courage to press on — slow and steady. take the pressure off yourself to meet your goals today, tomorrow, or the next day. you’ve got a lifetime, my friend.

tune into episode no. 32 on iTunes, stitcher, or spotify.

cheers and xo’s,

lindsey eryn