There are many lessons in life to be learned... I have learned quite a few already but today I have reiterated a tough lesson learned. The lessons that stick with us best are those that have REALLY taught us something and usually it was a hard lesson learned. Throughout my life I have had a few struggles with the way I do things whether it be over committing myself, learning to say no, balance and or a few more small struggles..they were struggles nonetheless. I have taken a step back and started to look at the bigger picture for my goals. That has helped me to say no and dedicate myself to things I really want in life and to focus on achieving those before going after more. I cannot go back and undo those things I have said yes to rather I have to focus on their completion or figuring out an alternative for the current plan if I am unhappy with it. As I search for the answer I ask you to step back and think about what is important to you and decide WHAT is helping you achieve those goals and what is hurting you. Also, look at WHO is helping and hurting you achieve these goals...then limit those factors that are hindering you from reaching your dreams. I have learned this lesson and it is a tough one that I have struggle with in the past but to look at what I want to accomplish and realize who my support team is and how we compliment each other. How I support them in their dreams and they support in mine as well as the choices I make in life that will help me to reach my goals. These are things I can control. I am choosing to control what I can as I know there will be many variables but if I can start off in the right direction then that will help me on my journey to success. Persistence will get me to my goal. That is what will work. Continuing on my plan and adjusting for the curves that are thrown my way but continuing either way. By limiting the foreseen curves in the road I feel I can reach my goals with that much more confidence and success. Overall, I say take a step back from what is going on and see the big picture. Enjoy life but remember each word in the picture as it represents all the things that you will go through or overcome in life.