“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else”. – Yogi Berra
This quote really hits home for me. When I got pregnant for the first time, I had no idea where I was going. I was a ship without a captain. I didn’t know if I wanted to be a stay at home mom, open my own business, work part time, full time – SO MANY CHOICES!
So, it was time to set some goals. How did I do this? I read books, interviewed moms who have done all of the above things, attempted things outside of my comfort zone, and just did some serious soul searching. After lots of sleepless nights, this is what I came up with (in no particular order):
1- Make Partner at Deloitte
2- Be a super awesome mom and wife – My family comes first – ALWAYS. End of story.
3- Have 3-4 kids – My husband and I have always wanted a big family. 3 vs. 4 is a big debate in our house (more to come on that). If you are my boss and you are reading this, do not worry. Baby #3 will not be joining us at any time in the near future. 🙂
4- Be featured in a fitness magazine – lofty goal, but why the heck not!?!
5- Do all of the above things with style – My grandmother always said, “dress nice and wear lipstick, you will be glad you did.” I live by this rule.
Each time I must decide if I am going to do something, I revisit my goals. If it does not get me closer to one of my goals, I do not do that thing. I also try to do at least one thing each day to get me closer to each goal (small steps). You have to start somewhere, right?
Another thing that helps me is to say WHEN I reach that goal. Picture yourself doing it.
What are your goals in life? Do you have any? If not, you should make some. Tell people what they are. It will hold you more accountable.
Dream BIG! I do.
August 8, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Love it – keep up the great work. I really need to sit and have someone talk me through goal setting for myself. It’s hard to do now that I’m not at an office where quarterly revisiting of goals is mandatory. 🙂
August 9, 2012 at 12:37 PM
You are definitely correct about goal setting. I think an easier way for me to do this is a short term goal setting with a long term outlook. Sometimes I set goals too long into the future that I somehow future trip and lose sight of the now. I have to bring myself to the present constantly and think moment to moment. Thank you for the inspiration.
August 27, 2012 at 8:31 PM
Keep it up, girlie!! I am loving your blog and your pictures are just beautiful!!! I am your fan 🙂
September 10, 2012 at 9:56 AM
Lindsey! This might be my favorite picture ever of you!