Motivational Moments: Think about your life’s journey

life journeyToday I spent time talking to an old friend about some of the choices that we have made in our lives. We have been friends since we were three and four, and have never lost contact with each other. She lives in another state, but that doesn’t stop us from talking at least three times a week. Lately we have been talking about our life’s journey and all of the lessons we’ve learned along the way, some for good and some for bad. But we both agree that life has basically been good to us. And we are very appreciative of what we have been blessed with and where we are in our lives.

Today I would like for you to think about your journey and where you see yourself in the next five years. Do you see yourself in the same situation or do you see that you have become exactly who you set out to be? If you are like me, you are working daily on those goals and you can see what hard work and determination can do. I work on my goals because I have so much more to do on my journey and I am excited about that opportunity. I work on my goals because they make me a better person and they give me something to strive for.

However, I do realize that sometimes life can get in the way of our goals. Some life changing events happen which can make us rethink our goals and set us back for awhile. I remember when my friend decided to set a goal to buy her first home. She was ready and had everything lined up. But during this time her father died and she had to move home to help take care of her mother. So that event made her goal of buying her first home be delayed for awhile. Her goal was delayed, but she didn’t give up on it completely. And that’s exactly the key to this all. In order to achieve your goals you have to keep working on them. You have to believe in your heart that you can achieve success and know that it is possible.

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

May 8, 2014
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