Here you will read Nana’s goals for writing this blog. She would be leaving out a crucial part of the Resources if she didn’t share this part of her with all of you. Goals are an important part of blogging.
Yes, goals get all of us into blogging in the first place and they keep us coming back day after day. Do you have goals that you long to achieve? Did you ever write them down?
I must admit, I’ve had goals running around in my head off and on for years. But, I never really wrote them down.
Goals for writing this blog bring fear to me
I thought if I wrote my goals down, I wouldn’t have to work toward them. Maybe others would laugh at them. I was more afraid of disclosing those goals then I was of standing up in front of thousands of people to give a speech.
Right away, you can see I’m avoiding writing those goals down here, even now. But they are there. So here goes.
Nana’s goals for writing this blog
My big goal is to have a house on about an acre or so of land. By the way – that’s just what I have right now. But there is more, of course. I want to have an in ground heated pool with it., preferably with a small cabana with bathroom, shower, and or course a coffee pot and refrigerator. Plus, I want a dedicated office with lots of windows looking out over the woods or water. A screened in porch with a bar-b-que also is in this goal. Preferably one that could be closed in and winterized with heat. I love having lots of natural light.
Now, of course, I want it all paid for too. I’m one of those people who hate debt. And it would be nice at this stage of life if I could have someone who took care of the pool and also, someone who cleaned house for me. A live-in housekeeper would be ideal at this stage of life.
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What? No travel? How about some jewels? Or new clothes? What, no new car? Well, no, none of those are for me these days. I’m 77-years-old starting this blog and I no longer want any of those things. Well actually, I would love to visit Israel and Scotland, but I’m in so much pain many days that travel doesn’t appeal to me. And I no longer drive, so a comfortable ride for doctor visits is probably all I need there.
Nana Admits to Some Other Goals
Oh yes. A few other things I would like. I would love to have family nearby or at least able to visit more often – like at least one of the 5 children and their family come for a visit each month. Seeing them and having time to chat with them is always a joy. And of course, I want my husband of 50+ years to share all of it with me, as we’ve done throughout the years past.
Evaluating Nana’s Goals so Far
When I think about my goal, I realize much of it is already accomplished. I live in a one-story home on an acre of land with trees all around. I don’t have that dedicated office I would like but I’ve pretty much converted the kitchen into my office. It has one wall of windows with woods across the street. And I get to see the deer on occasion as well as those little hummers when they visit every summer. It’s the pool that I really want the most. Walking in the pool, being in the water takes away the pain and that’s sheer delight. So that is my primary goal these days.
Let’s Look at Your Goals
Now, How about you? What are your goals? Do you ever think about goals? I’ve got a free worksheet for you to use here. Take it and spend some time thinking about YOUR goals. Dream a little. Where would you like to live? How would you like to travel? Put down 5 things you would like to have if money was no object. Who is with you as this goal unfolds? Can you paint a picture of you in this goal? Include colors, locations, sounds, vistas, and anything else that goes in that picture. You don’t have to share it with me – or anyone else for that matter. But you do need to share it with someone very special. YOU!
Why Writing Down Your Goals is So Important
Yes, YOU. Until you flesh out your goal in life, you’ll just go with the flow and let others decide where you’ll end up. Is that what you want? For some people, they would say YES. There are many people who want to live a very ordinary life. I don’t think you are one of them. You wouldn’t be reading this if you were.
Hidden deep within you is a dream. That’s your goal. Put it down on paper. Once you do, you have the target to aim for as your life unfolds.
Call to Action
It’s time. You’re seriously thinking about starting a blog. That’s why you are reading this. But, before you begin, stop and write down your goals. WHY? Why do you want to start a blog? To make lots of money? Of course. That’s everyone’s goal when they start a blog – whether they admit or not. But money is only a vehicle on the journey for achieving your goal. Yes, it’s very nice to have lots of money. But what do you want to do with that money? You may have goals for the blog; for your life, this year; for when you’re earning so much a month. Nice. What is your life goal? Do that big picture. The one that says YEAH! I did it.
Your goals will change at different times of your life. Even your BIG goal may change drastically and that’s fine. As you change your life, what you have the potential for also changes. And you will find you’re able to expand your dreams. Your goals begin to change; to expand or contract.
Take the worksheet here and start writing those goals of yours down. Be sure to date it. Then as you grow and change, keep adding to that list.
Goals keep you from becoming static. They push you forward and keep you working towards them day after day. Goals are what Daniel Piazza refers to as the GO factor in his book “Ditch Your Average Job Start an Epic Business and Score the Life you Want.”
Love, Hugs, and Prayers,
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