Sunday, May 6, 2007

Goal oriented

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie

I have a bizarre way of achieving goals for myself. I start out with a ridiculous long list, and I tell myself that I don't expect to do all of those things -- that I don't have enough time or energy -- and that it's just fine if I don't get to them all. Then, I have this sudden burst, as though the gauntlet has been thrown down & I have been challenged to do EVERY THING on that list. Some days, I give in to the frenzy, others, I remind myself that it's not about getting everything done. There are plenty of life moments that were never on any list of mine, and I wouldn't trade them, not for a guaranteed list of completed tasks for every day of my life.


Paula said...

I love lists & the satisfaction of crossing things off & have learnt not to give myself impossible goals. However, as you said life moments happen along the way & I too wouldn't alter the course.x

Mel said...

I'm a list maker.

And then someone has the idea to steal the list......or......lose it. LOL

Life is what happens while I'm making plans, dontchaknow.