“The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach.” ~Dr. Benjamin Mays
With the new year approaching, it is time to look at our life and set some goals. I don’t mean the old stand by’s; losing weight, make more money, buy a new car, those all well and good, but where do they take you in the grand scheme of things? Or should I say the grand scheme of life?
When we set specific goals we can visualize them with clarity and see them coming to fruition. Instead of just saying, “My goal for the next year is to be happy.” Use vivid details. Create a picture in your mind and write it down. Cut out pictures of what your happiness looks like. I’m all about visuals! Use them when you can.
Next, begin to list the steps you will need to take to get there. BE SPECIFIC! When you write them down, you have something to refer to, to go back to, and the best of all is to check off. “YES! I did that” as you check it off and continue down your list. It feels good when you start to carry out/reach your goals. Remember, it isn’t just about getting there, it is the journey along the way. One of my favorite quotes is “The Journey is the reward.” The experiences you will encounter when going after your goal is part of the lessons life teaches us. It helps us continue forward and move on. It’s okay to look back so we don’t forget where we came from, but keep moving forward, you have stars to reach for:)
Think about your life. Where do you want it to go? Are you someone who is pretending to be happy and in denial of your situation? Where will you be a year from now?
So let’s begin. Make your list, cut out those pictures, visualize it in your mind. Your life is waiting and so is mine. Let’s get started!
“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” ~ B.J. Marshall