Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
I have a bizarre way of achieving goals for myself. I start out with a ridiculous long list, and I tell myself that I don't expect to do all of those things -- that I don't have enough time or energy -- and that it's just fine if I don't get to them all. Then, I have this sudden burst, as though the gauntlet has been thrown down & I have been challenged to do EVERY THING on that list. Some days, I give in to the frenzy, others, I remind myself that it's not about getting everything done. There are plenty of life moments that were never on any list of mine, and I wouldn't trade them, not for a guaranteed list of completed tasks for every day of my life.