A first for me

Well. I finally did it. After reading who KNOWS how many posts from various people saying “make a list of goals!” and other posts saying “don’t do it!” Well, I did it.

I have a list of goals in hand, that I want to accomplish over the next two years, although perhaps better stated as “while I’m at grad school.”

Because I need people to keep me on track, or at least I want to pretend that people will, I’m going to post some of them here. Plus I really just want to show that I actually did take an hour of my day and did something that is productive to me. I can say that’s one thing I never did before and I want to encourage you to do it. Take an hour of your own day, and keep it for yourself. Don’t let anyone else have it. And use that hour to work on your life. Seriously, go do it! I can assure you that unless something terribly drastic is happening or happens during that hour, no one is going to miss you all that much. The world will keep going, and you can jump in right after you’re done.

Besides that I found another activity that  I might do sometime, probably not today, but maybe tomorrow or something. The general idea was to write down what your ideal day looks like. Every single detail you can think of, record it and write it down. Then begin to change things in your life so you can work towards that ideal day! I think it’s a great idea, and I actually do look forward to doing it. But not tonight, I’m too busy with work for grad school and planning out how to achieve my goals! (It makes me all excited to realize that I ACTUALLY have concrete goals for once!!)

Anyways, here are some of them!

Goal #1     Get to my goal weight of 165 pounds and stay there, between 160 and 170 pounds, for at least 6 months.

Goal #2     Finish, edit, and publish my first novel.

Goal #3     Get a passport.

Goal #4     Do 100 pushups in under 5 minutes.

Goal #5     Stop complaining so much.

Goal #6     Love people and not things.

Goal #7     Save up at least $5000.

Goal #8     Get rid of any debt I have other than student loans.

Now that’s just a small sampling, um 8 out of 18 goals I’ve set. Quite a few of them are actually quite obtainable, some of them will take a little more work than I am doing right now, but the thing is I’ve put consideration already into each of them, and they’re all easily obtainable within two years! When you set goals, make sure that you can reach them! But at the same time, you need to not be afraid to dream big!

I’ve started dreaming big and I know I can reach my ultimate goal which is not having to ever worry about money. But here’s the catch, I don’t want to be filthy rich. I want to have enough money that I can do what I want to do, follow my passion and not have to worry. That I would say is probably my ultimate goal. I want to be able to help others become than they are right now. I want you to become a better you.

Anyways, that’s my plug for today! Set some goals and revel in the satisfaction when you finish them!


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