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The Only Goal That Matters

After my website launched late last year, I started piling on the pressure. Pressure to create meaningful content, grow my audience, and post thoughtful, daily insights across platforms. As timing would have it, I welcomed a new puppy and attempted to retrain a stubborn, older, rescue. In addition I am running a household while attempting to remain a present, fully functioning wife, mother and friend.


I kept up with everything to a point, but it didn't feel good.


Wow! I love my family whether furry or not. They are straight up awesome!

This was the perfect moment to look within. What met me there was fear. Fear has fueled unrealistic expectations and informed my decisions regarding how much content I am creating. I am afraid if I'm not doing enough I will fail. Not just in one area, but all of the ones I mentioned above.


Eventually I determined that big goals at the sacrifice of my sanity were not worth it. I am slowly releasing unreasonable expectations and replacing them with soul-replenishing checklists instead. Less content=more peace. Outsourcing when I can, letting go of my numbers-reached goals and instead focusing on how I feel. When I do less I feel lighter, better. Hope replaces anxiety and peace flows through my being.


A goal should never cost us our peace because peace is the only goal that matters.


Inward & Onward





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6 Comments


Guest
Jun 20, 2022

Well said grasshopper. Let the "magic" return!

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Diana DeVaul
Jun 24, 2022
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Yes! Magic every day!!✨💖

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Guest
Jun 19, 2022

I was the same way first with my FB Page MyGlitch & then with my blog. I cared more about the number of followers or likes of the page. Now when I get those private messages from other families living with Epilepsy and just wanting to talk, is truly what means most. That was my goal to raise Epilepsy awareness and help others who live with it daily, and be very open of the ups and the challenges. it was then as you said the pressure I placed on myself was lifted. I focused on those people along with my family and own health. Not the the number of postings or followers. But the relationships developed and Glitch awareness spread.…

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Diana DeVaul
Jun 19, 2022
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You get it! And focusing on those individual connections makes all the difference. I met a local subscriber while walking on the beach which made my day. As we chatted, she pieced together that she followed my blog and expressed how much she enjoyed the content. These small moments matter. Keep doing what you are doing!💜

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solivolo
Jun 19, 2022

Diana - indeed, so well stated as usual. Balance is that goal none of us fully achieve in perfect harmony - but recognizing our need to make adjustments along the way have certainly helped my journey. I’m sure others will agree with great insights. Peace to you and John this Fathers Day! Scott

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Diana DeVaul
Jun 19, 2022
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We have to allow ourselves the freedom to let go of unrealistic expectations if they impact our peace. The journey shouldn’t add to our struggles, and like you said, our ability to recognize what needs adjusting is where our power lives. Happy Father’s Day to you, too💕

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