All TalkOctober 13, 2011 at 8:50 am | Posted in Life and Living | Leave a comment
This past weekend my BFF visited me from Boston. We hadn’t seen each other in 2 months, which is about average for us, but a lot has happened in those two months for both of us. We talk everyday, and update each other, but there’s something about seeing the change in person that makes it more tangible.
So when she said to me after going for a ride in my new car, “look at you doing all the things you said you were going to do,” I knew what she meant. I’m not the type to not follow through typically, but we all know there are times when a person says they are going to do things and never follows through.
Lots of talk. No action.
See, I make certain to set realistic goals for myself so the follow-through is also realistic. I have no grandiose ideas about living in a mansion, driving a corvette, and living it up on a tropical island. Instead, my goals are designed to enhance my life through incremental improvements. It can’t all happen at once. But it does take drive and determination, and it takes a little talk.
Because I’ve said on this blog some things that I plan on sticking to.
- I said I’d get rid of shoes I don’t wear, and I have. About 10 pairs.
- I said I was going to get in shape. I still struggle with making time and finding energy for exercise, but I’m making a valiant effort. I still am seeing a personal trainer, and I’ve shed a few pounds and gained some muscle. I was even told by two women in my life say that my butt was getting smaller!
- I said I was going to buy a new car, and I did, and I’m certainly enjoying driving more now.
So I really have nothing against expressing your goals. Just be certain that most of your goals are attainable. Feel free to hold on to your dreams, though. Perhaps incremental improvements will help you reach your dreams, too.