Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just one step...

How do you accomplish your goals? What steps have you taken to reach your goals? Do you even know what your goals are? Many people have goals, or ideas of goals they would like to have. Most are too afraid to write them down. People figure if they write them down, and then don't achieve them, they will be all disappointed in themselves. But perhaps it is better to look at from the other side. If you don't write your goals down, how will you remember what your goals are. We only get one shot at this lifetime, and I would hate to think that I missed out on something because I forgot it was something I really wanted to do.

And seriously, life is very busy. We all have way more on our plates than we really have time for, and there are many things that get pushed to the side and forgotten about. Near the top of that list, of course, is our dreams and goals. We get caught up in the here and now, and forget to think about the things we always wanted to do or try. Goals don't have to be huge. Maybe there is a style of food you've always wanted to try but never have. What is stopping you from making that reservation and trying it out on Friday night? Or maybe you always wanted to learn how to tap dance. Take a lesson, seriously, then you will know if it's something you want to do more of. But maybe your dream is to scuba dive off in the Cayman Islands. It seems like a big huge goal, but is it really? Maybe this summer you can take a scuba course. Just search for scuba lessons in your city. And, then sign up for the course. In the fall or winter, maybe you'll head to an all inclusive, or go on a cruise. Look into the excursions, or plan one on your own. Suddenly, it's next year, and you really did accomplish one of your big goals.

So, take one step towards a goal you have. Write down that goal. Make it visible in your home. Put it on your blog. Make it part of your facebook profile. Tell a supportive friend or family member. Suddenly, your goal has life. It's one step, but it will make you excited to take the next step. And, each small step leads you one step closer to actually reaching your goal. Don't be afraid. You can do it. You should do it. You WILL do it!!

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