Here are related ways to think about this lesson:
- Delayed gratification is having the patience and discipline to wait and work for something better later on.
- Intermediate milestones lead you to your long-term outcomes.
- Mistakes are okay. Just be sure to make new mistakes.
Here’s a summary of this life lesson:
It you don’t know where you are going, you certainly won’t get there. This seems a simple concept. In fact, many of us get caught up in thinking about how to do something before we decide what exactly what we want to have happen and why it’s important. A journey with no destination or reason can be confusing. Your character, values, and principles give unique meaning and purpose to your life. Throughout your life, if you have direction and focus, you have security and a framework on which to build. You are equipped to set short-and long-term goals, and to make choices about how to use your time, talent, resources, and energy.
Ask yourself, “To get unstuck, I need to learn how to . . . “
Click on the skill you’d most like to learn! Use these skills in your daily life. Notice your progress! Then add another skill from this or another lesson.
Writing helps you sort out your thoughts.
We've written a series of questions so you can dig deeper and get unstuck.
And we created two ways for you to do it, depending on how you work best:
IF you like to write your thoughts on paper, then print out our form, fill it out, and keep it in your journal. If you wish to share it with Esther, then scan it or take a picture of it with your phone and send it to her at her email address.
[Printable Document Coming Soon]
OR you may like to type instead of write, so we've created a form that you can fill out and have sent to you. Then, if you'd like to share it with Esther and get some personal counseling, simply reply to the email!
Remember, the content you write in this form is confidential. It is emailed to you (to the email address you supplied) and nobody else.
If you wish to have Esther consult with you on your answers, then simply reply the email once you receive it. (Instructions are in the email along with your answers.) Esther may provide a simple reply or suggest further reading, a group session, or personal counseling, and it's completely up to you at that point how you would like to proceed.