“If you’re trying to be miserable, it’s important you don’t have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don’t read anything informative, don’t listen to anything useful, don’t do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind.”
― John Bytheway
A New Year is coming. It is goal setting time. Not like last years goals which you kept quietly to yourself, but goals that you will share with others. I want you to write down your biggest goal for 2013 and share it right here. If you want to reach that goal someone has to know about it. Make it big, make it bold and share it.
Keeping it a secret will be that the goal is likely to live to the end of January and you’ll save it for next year.
Thinking about losing weight … how much weight? Not the initial number of pounds but the real number of pounds you want to lose. Then write down “why” you want to lose that weight (you can keep that a secret if you want to).
Thinking about doing something courageous then shout it out, write it down and put a comment into the blog. Share it! Make it happen. You’re doing it for you. You’re doing it because you’ve waited long enough. Be bold, be brave and share it.
Have you ever thought of running a marathon? Maybe you’ve had this goal for years and you think about it and then don’t do it. Make this the year you do it.
Some people don’t have goals because they feel that they will fail and they don’t want to share with someone something they might not do and it there would be a feeling of shame if they shared the goal. Make this the year you decide to make the change.
Maybe it’s time to change something about work. You’re really not happy where you are but you need the job. Set a goal and find work you can love. Make it happen.
Perhaps you want to take a class and you’re afraid that you might not fit in. Then take an on-line class at Coursera (high level schools with high level classes).
Whatever it is, life and happiness surface when you have real goals and a desire to make those goals come true. Isn’t it time? Isn’t it time that you make this year the year you make some real changes. Tell us! Shout it out!
Do it now!
What’s my goal? It is to write a book on managing ADHD and have it completed before Dec 2013.
What’s your goal?