My friend Bryan has an interesting Blog today that I thought I would share. It ties in with what I was talking about on goal setting. Our days are filled with our choices. He has a good take on memories and their relation to our past, present and future.
This week I am taking a class on setting goals. The class itself talks about ways to plan and document your desires so that they are attainable and yet challenging.
It reminds me of New Year's resolutions. Every year the same statements are heard across the globe, I am sure. This year I will workout more; I will lose weight; I will get a promotion; I will find my soul-mate. While these may be good goals, what are you going to do to achieve them? This is where we have to recognize the difference between a goal and a wish.
Saying "I wish I had a million dollars" is very different from a goal of actually having a million dollars. In goal setting you have to think about how and when you are going to make this happen. There is a process involved in getting to the point you can realize the goal. There are steps you need to take to be working towards the goal everyday. Wishing is a perfectly fine process for children, genies and fountains. I haven't had much luck with wishing, as I am still waiting on that money tree in my backyard. Did I plant one? Nope. But I crossed my fingers AND toes and wished REAL hard....
Maybe your goal is financial. Maybe it is physical. Maybe spiritual. Maybe career. Whatever it is, I encourage you to write it down. Discover what steps are required. What resources are needed? How are you going to achieve this goal? Let's all stop wishing and start planning.