Wednesday, September 21, 2011

creating goals

Is it something you do?  I'm not necessarily talking about the ones we all come up with on New Year's Eve to then ignore 2 weeks later (or sooner), although those are good as well.  I am talking real goals.  Goals that you will set a path to completion.  It seems so silly to talk about sometimes.

Do couples really sit down and have serious discussions about their schooling philosophy?  Or about where they want to be in 10 years?  Do they read books together to better themselves as a couple and individually?  Perhaps it is just me.  Maybe I am jumping on the adult band wagon a bit later in life than most people?  :-)

Recently, I have been all about the goal making.  My poor hubby.  He never knows what he is coming home to.  Sometimes I wonder if I have too much time to think during the day.  I found this at simplemom last year...I'm still trying to work through all the questions.  It is interesting to see where my goals lie in regards to how my life currently is.  Not that I want a complete 180, although reading back through some of my blog posts it certainly seems that way.  But, to be able to make real life decisions, and to put myself on that track of accomplishing what I set out to accomplish...it seems unattainable most of the time.

Do you have a specific way to work towards your goals?  I think for me, I would need to concentrate on one at a time.  Maybe take one month to really work on eating well and only buying whole local foods.  And then the next month work on playing the piano more.  The problem is that my list is too large, and I don't know where the right starting point is.  Is it more important to eat well, or to read more books, or spend more time on "fun", or to make sure that my daughter is learning music or dance?

I would love to hear what you are working on.  And if you have a strategy for goal setting...please share it.  I never seem to be able to do one thing at one time...maybe that is my next step!

2 comments:

  1. I can relate to this post. I LOVE making lists and having goals, all the time. I am a weirdo like that. My list of goals is usually so long though that I end up not doing any of it b/c I begin to feel overwhelmed. I have started just what you suggested in this post. I focus on one goal for a large chunk of time, usually one month. Then usually by the next month, that first goal I was working on has become at least somewhat of a habit and so it is not as hard to incorporate that goal, plus your new one, into the next month. I hope this helps you!

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  2. @Brittnie - The hardest part for me is figuring out where to start! I think I do need to just work on one thing at a time...maybe I will have some free time this weekend to figure out where I should go first. Glad I'm not the only one!

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