Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dream Big

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines. Brian Tracy

I must be getting old, lately I've been thinking of all the things that I want to achieve, see and do. My working life has powered ahead in the last three years, but I want so much more. I feel like I left my start so late in life. It frustrates me when my 15 year old MM messes around at school and wags classes, get it done while you're young I tell him.

I went back to school at 23 years old to complete year 12, all because I was too busy socialising in my teen years. I went to university at 30 which was when my children started school and then I took six years to complete my degree part time. Working and children took up the rest of my time. Now I find myself six weeks away from 39 years of age and I am annoyed that I took so long to get to this stage in my career.

I have been reading a lot of self improvement books lately, not that I don't read a lot of them normally, but I've been really absorbing what they say and considering where I want to be and what I want to do with my life. Yes, I've left my career run later than some but it's like a quote I read recently "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today" In essence, no use worrying about what I should or could have done, but get on and do it now. Better late than never as the saying goes. So what do I want to do, where do I want to be, most importantly who do I want to be?

I've pulled my journal out of hiding as well, I haven't written in it since we went to Bali in May. I need to be writing my goals and dreams down again and tracking my progress. Things have been a little crazy since we got back from Bali, what with all the carry on and stress at work. I'm not making excuses, co's I know I'm to blame. I guess that life goals are a bit like a project, you've got to have contingency plans for when life gets off track, because it's a given that there is never going to be a perfect time to achieve our goals - if I wait for a perfect time then I will never do anything.

Very deep and philosophical tonight aren't I? As you can tell, I've been doing some serious thinking. Now I just have to create a plan for how I'm going to do all these things that I want to achieve, and ensure that I have a contingency plan as back up. Wish me luck


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