I’m a wing it kinda girl. I’d rather beat to my own drum than plan any day! I think this must be why self employment works so well for me. I just like to go where the wind blows me at any given moment.
Get it down on paper
But when you’re planning for concrete changes, they won’t likely happen on the fly. Changes mean stepping up to the plate with intention and getting it down on paper.
So I made the job more enjoyable, grabbed the camera and called my kitty and outside we went. I grabbed a few fresh grapes off the vine for a treat and set about scribbling out some words in the sunshine.
As soon as pencil hit paper, I could quickly see why I was failing in flying colours. My priorities were all messed up.
Try it. Try writing how you do things NOW and how you should be doing things. You’ll gasp.
How I did it
I first listed how I did things today. And it was scary.
After more thought, I listed things in the order I ought to be doing them.
Family and friends
Paying work – dream job and day job
I then elaborated on each category and noted deadlines I had promised. Those would come first. But they also reminded me to not do that anymore unless completely necessary for my end goal.
Tip: If your to-do list does not involve your goal list, don’t take that stuff on anymore. What’s the point?
This is why goals are sooooo important. You know deep down inside what you desire. And you can have it! But only if you plan for it and say yes to the right things and no to the others.
3 years ago I had a dream of travelling to some far off place, hosting a workshop of some sort. Or a talk to inspire others in person. I wasn’t a public speaker, nor did I have funds to travel nor quite possibly the talent to pull it all off. That was some ridiculous crazy dream, wasn’t it?
photo courtesy of Southern Hospitality at Bella Rustica
Write it down!
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What’s your ultimate goal?