We all want our lives to improve. Sometimes we feel defeated in our quest to attain what we feel will be success and happiness. We are often told to "stop and smell the roses" yet we see no roses because of the path we feel we are taking. It may not be the path. It may be the speed we are moving that causes this inner blindness. So often too, we give advice to others, to slow down, as we witness our own inner self and realize that we are really advising that reflection in the mirror.
Consider taking smaller steps and achieving smaller goals. Of course, we all have dreams and desires, yet there are days when those dreams feel completely out of reach. I, myself, have looked in the mirror and thought "Wow, I'm 48 and this is all I have done?" This is how I see it, but others feel differently. Friends will comment, "My goodness, I cannot believe all you have accomplished."
So why is this? Why do we feel we have done so little when we have probably moved mountains to get to where we are? If you feel this way, pat yourself on the back and here's why.
The goals you have set for yourself are so much bigger than what you have already done, you see your accomplishments as nothing more then days gone by. Have you raised a family? Are you in the process of that? If you are answering yes, you have accomplished and are achieving great things. If you are reading this article you have accomplished the ability to read, use a computer, explore the internet, and much more. Don't sell yourself short...you've come a long way.
You are a goal oriented person with hopes and dreams that have pulled you through some of the roughest times imaginable. This feeling is experienced by many people. But my advice is to think large, and think big. However, let your actions on this "path" be small steps made up of smaller accomplishments that lead you to the top. Think like a bee or a beaver. These are the world's best engineers who take very small steps to create their environments and reach their goals and they never give up.