Motivational Moments: Take time to sit and be alone

stockvault-bench121457This week I had the opportunity to spend time alone and to do some things that I desperately needed to do.  I needed to spend time identifying some new goals and working on the first steps to make those goals a reality.  Why is it that when you take time to just sit and be alone, you see many different ways to make your life better and more complete.  You then realize that you are also in need of changing things for the better.

This quiet week has allowed me to write, to read and to evaluate my own journey.  I often talk about working on bettering yourself and your situation, but sometimes as we complete one goal we forget to add another goal to our list.  Remember that this journey is all about reaching avenues in your life that you never thought possible.  If you stop after you finish you list of goals, then you will never know what other great and wonderful things you can do.

I am setting goals for myself that I never imagined for myself until lately!  My goals are very important to my future and the person that I am striving to be.  I am excited about the next chapter of my life and what other goals I will add to my list.   If you take time to think about what you would like your life to look like in five or even ten years you may be amazed at what you need to do to make it possible.  Again I say, you can do anything you set your mind to with perseverance and determination.  Hard work pays off every single time.  The first step however, is to set a goal and be realistic about what it will take to complete it.  The second step is to not think your goals are out of reach.  If you can see yourself doing it, then you can do it!

So I would like to say again that it is important to spend time thinking of ways to better your life and to have all the things you ever dreamt of.  Patience is the key and staying focused is the answer!

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

April 16, 2015
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