My birthday is fast-approaching, and about this time every year, I begin to take mental stock of my life now. I usually write up a quite telling list of who I am — a snapshot of the current Cindy. It’s quite fascinating to look back through the years at how much things have changed. Things can change quite dramatically in just five short years. Hell, things can change dramatically in five months.
This year, in addition to the usual assessment, I plan to set some goals for myself. It’s an idea than came to me from reading the Crossfit Women blog, and although I did not go to the workshop they hosted in May, I’m sure I can do this on my own. Their advice:
“Be unrealistic. Be outrageous. Go way, way out on a limb.”
It’s all about setting goals personally, physically, and professionally, both for the short-term and long-term.
I plan to work on my goals for the next several weeks about what I hope to accomplish in 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. Maybe I’ll even be able to think far enough ahead to visualize where I hope to be in 5 years. I’ve had a lot of ideas in my mind about what I want to do, and my goals have changed significantly since I became a mother 3 years ago, so it’s definitely time to reassess. I’ve also grown professionally — I no longer want to make films, I want to make websites — and it’s time to take another look at that.
I guess the key is to be honest with myself and pay careful attention to negative thoughts that could hamper my deepest desires. After all, believing in my goals is the first step to accomplishing them. What are your goals?