Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goals and Dreams

I admire people who set clear, concise, specific goals; develop a plan to achieve those goals; implement said plan and experience success.

It’s a beautiful thing.

I think I can count the number of times when I’ve done that successfully on one hand.

Which explains a lot.

I often dream about doing this or that but dreams are not goals. Dreams don’t require any action and goals do.

I had a goal to write and publish a novel. Achieved.
I have a dream to be a successful food writer.

I had a goal to own my own home. Achieved.
I have a dream to own another home on the beach.

I had a goal to get the job that I currently have. Achieved.
I have a dream to own my own business.

I am content and I think the reason for that is because my over arching goal is to enjoy a happy, peaceful life. And I’m not saying that because I lack ambition or the skills to turn my dreams into goals. Eventually, the dreams may evolve into goals. But I’m not pressed. I have everything I need and most of the things that I really want. I know to the Type A, I sound like a total slacker.

Whatever, man.

I’m thinking about buying a hammock.


LadyLee said...

I do understand where you're coming from with this. I look at other people achieving their goals, and I'm like... wow. I wish I had that "succinctness", that umph to do it so effortlessly now. I just don't. However, I manage to get much done year after year. It's more subjective than objective, I suppose.

To each his own. All I know, it doesn't mean you're a slacker. Not one bit.

Remnants of U said...

OMG! If you are a there a word for less than a slacker? That must be me compared to you. You have phrases/words for the year. I kind of ramble.

Diva (in Demand) said...

You're nowhere near slacker because you're already working on your dreams. You don't just see a dream in your head and keep it investigate it and give it a try (hence the food review blog).

Bunny said...

Food writer should be marked as achieved, no?