Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Goals Realized



From time to time I enjoy reading my journals from the past. It's encouraging to see what I've accomplished and how I've grown over the years. I came across this entry from 2006, eight years ago, and was surprised to see that I've accomplished all but one of my goals. I'm not published yet, at least in the way I want to be. I had some poems published in the local newspaper when I was in high school, and my photography was featured in an interview for a local magazine a few years back, but I want to write a book and have it published.

There's just something about writing goals down that make them happen. Yes, you have to work to make them become reality, but that first act of getting them out of your head and into the world on paper is a huge first step to making them real. All the experts say so. Read their books. It's true.

For some clarity on #5, Gayle is my husband.

I'd encourage all of you to keep a journal. If you can't look back at where you were, how can you measure your growth? I highly recommend it to all as a way to gauge your progress on goals and in life.

P.S. In my list of spiritual books for that year, I have listed The Power of Now. Don't waste your time. The best thing I got from that book was the title.

4 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

I haven't kept a journal for quite a while, but I am a great list maker. And I agree, that first step is writing it down. Got a kick out of your explanation of #5. :-))

debbie bailey said...

Well, with the way the world is today, I didn't want anyone thinking Gayle was my 'partner'!

gretchenjoanna.com said...

I have noticed that about many books, that their suggestive titles give me plenty to meditate on. Many times with advice books I think it would be better if I just do what I know to do instead of delaying while I read about it.

M.K. said...

Good goals! It's good also that you kept the list and can look back at it. I used to keep diaries and journals when I was young, even into my 20s, esp. when I traveled. Now, I blog. Hmm.