This past weekend my family had the pure joy of watching my amazing sister receive her Doctorate! We are all so proud of her! At graduation we shouted, hooted, and clapped with all our might to show her how proud we are of her. Following the graduation we gave Dr. Desiree Margo gifts to further show how proud we are of her!
However, the graduation ceremony was only a tiny reflection of the cost of earning this degree! The work, commitment, sleepless nights, numerous papers, and the dreaded dissertation required every ounce of energy she had. While accomplishing this goal, Desiree also worked full time as a school principal of a thriving elementary school!
Why is this significant to me? Attaining goals, especially big goals, requires commitment and sacrifice! To move toward a fresh milestone in our lives we may have to assess our current commitments and allow ourselves to say “no” to some involvements for a season!
I am certain that late at night while working on her degree my sister must have wondered “what have I gotten myself into?”! Yet, the look on her face at graduation made it was easy to see that it had been worth the work to receive an honor given to only 1% of the population.
What about you? Are there goals you want to achieve but are afraid of the “cost”? Could focusing on this new goal (s) force you out of your comfort zone for a season? Whether attaining education, building a quality marriage, starting a business, getting healthy, writing a book, or any other goal that would be important to you; there will be adjustments needed.
Oh, but the JOY in accomplishing your goal will be so worth it! Once you begin; stay your course, dig deep, lean into your support systems, and celebrate every WIN!!
What milestone is ahead of you? No better day to get started than today! Thank you Dr. Margo for you inspiration. 🙂
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis