Frequently I am guilty of being so focused on the distance to the goal that I forget to recognize the steps already traveled. Allowing time for reflection on accomplishment and giving appreciations where they are due is especially important with long-term or somewhat intangible goals like, improving a spiritual practice or my favorite- "getting my shit together."
For many months I've been working toward a more cohesive, grounded feeling in my everyday life. How do you measure the progress of a self-improvement intention? It's almost an impossible task to provide evidence of growth, yet failure to recognize achievements can be a serious demotivator. Today I pulled this wonderful reminder from my favorite intuitive card deck, The Blissful Knowing.