2014 is Here….are You?

Well…this is it!  For the last two years one of my goals has been to start a blog…AND I FINALLY DID IT! So what better blog to start with than how to set goals for 2014!

I was never a goal setter. I was never a dreamer. I was a wisher…a wishy-washy wisher at that! One year I would want to move…the next year I wanted to buy a house…the next year I was content in my apartment…and then one year I met Roy, which will be the topic of a whole different blog someday!

Roy was a dreamer. I was ‘just a mom’ who raised three children in a good environment, but probably not a great environment…and we never dreamed.  I had no way of helping my children achieve their dreams, therefore I never encouraged them!  I never remember dreaming as a child, unless you count the many hours of cutting pictures out of magazines and gluing them to a piece of paper…only to throw it away weeks later after I was tired of seeing it hang on my bulletin board.  (Do they still make those-haha?)  So where am I going with all this? Well whats the difference between a dream and a goal?

Dream according to the dictionary says: (1) a series of thoughts, visions, or feelings that happen during sleep; (2) an idea or vision that is created in your imagination and that is not real; (3) something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for a long time

Goals according to the dictionary says: (1) something that you are trying to do or achieve; (2) an area or object into which a ball or puck must be hit, kicked, etc., to score points in various games (such as soccer and hockey); (3) the act of hitting, kicking, etc., a ball or puck into a goal or the score that results from doing this  (We can scratch those last two since we aren’t talking about sports…..yet!)

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GOALS ARE REAL….DREAMS ARE NOT!  …and

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They say if you do not set any goals, you will hit them with amazing ability! So lets look at a simple way to set some goals for 2014!

Set some short term and long term goals! (One-three-six month and one-three-five year and/or attach them to a special event coming up…wedding, vacation, business mtg, etc)

Set Spiritual, Physical, Personal (one for you and one for family if you have one*), Financial and Business Goals!  *Just a suggestion, if you have a family its crucial to always include them in goal setting and planning and APPLYING!

After you have made your list, instead of making a plan of action NOW (you will eventually) list the reasons you believe you have not hit these goals before! Maybe 3-5 reasons why you believe in your heart and mind why you have yet to achieve them! THEN…this is the important part…find a mentor, coach, friend you trust for their absolute honest opinion who HAS THE RESULTS you are looking for, etc…and sit down with them and go over your list! Get suggestions (books, audio, seminars, etc) on how to hit these goals by applying the materials and resources and APPLICATION necessary to achieve them! And tadaaaaa…..YOU DID IT!

OK…so grab your paper and pencil and start writing down those goals. Then find someone who is further down the road than you, with the results you are looking for, and sit down with them and figure out how YOU (and your family) can hit your goals for 2014!!!!

Thanks for reading through my first “real” blog. I hope to get a little more ‘blogger savvy’ and add other pics and all that fancy stuff, so bear with me as I learn through the process. As always, have a blessed day!

Because of HIM….

Brenda

8 thoughts on “2014 is Here….are You?

  1. Congrats on your first blog! Already you have some great ideas to think about. I had decided as of the first of last week to try my hand at a blog, now yours really makes me excited to give it a try…love your advice about finding someone to share my goals with, someone who’s already where I want to be. I have no doubt your blog will be fun and informative….Looking forward to following you……God Bless

  2. Congrats on finally starting your blog. Can’t wait to see more posts. Goals seem silly to many people but as you said if you don’t have any goals set, with a date, then you can hit them amazing accuracy. Looking forward to 2014 and many more blog postings!

  3. Awesome job on your very first blog and congratulations! Your writing has always been very creative and inspiring. Inspiring enough to make me ask myself why I haven’t written goals for 2014! No time like the present. Thanks for your inspiration and I look forward to future blogs!

  4. Great job Brenda, Congratulations on your Blog! Well done you have an amazing ability to relate to people, I’m looking forward to following your blog.

  5. Awesome first blog!! What a great way to start out the new year, not only wanting others to dream and set goals but to be able to hit one of your own. I cant wait to see more of what you think and look forward to a an amazing 2014!!

  6. Brenda .its a great priveledge to be part of a community association that set dreams and goals ..working with mentors to make them come to reality by our actions together ..thank You

  7. Congratulations on reaching one of your goals and starting a blog. You are doing a great job. Please keep up the good work. Thanks.

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