Monday, January 12, 2015

thoughts…about my future

Lewis J. Walker was asked, “What keeps people from being successful?” Walker replied, “Fuzzy goals.” For example, you may have a goal of owning a cabin in the mountains someday. That’s a fuzzy goal. Someday is the problem. Your goal isn’t specific so it’s not likely to happen. If you truly want a cabin in the mountains, you will need to go find the mountain, find out how much the cabin costs now and how much it will cost later. Then you need to determine how much to save per month. If you do that, you will probably get a cabin. If you don’t it probably won’t happen.
Goals are necessary. But fuzzy goals, uncoupled from an action plan, are delusions. They are rusting boxcars on a sidetrack.
Since the first day of the year I started thinking through my goals for 2015, plus my life goals. And have really been defining them…taking the time to research the cost of “my cabin”.
So I’ve come to the solid decision that this year will not be about shopping, concerts, new clothes, eating out, vacations, hanging out with friends. But my focus will be on:
Working - Saving Money (you probably guessed that by now)
The inner me - getting healthy (spiritually, physically, and mentally).
Simple life enjoyments - my horse, running, gardening, reading (random history and science (my silent love) books
Study – bookkeeping/accounting and hey I might even pick up some photography books. Also I hope to learn some more of the necessary web skills to better my blogging=)IMG_7544
“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things” John Burroughs

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of you success is found in your daily routine”. ~John C. Maxwell


Source: Business Digest


  1. Way to go! Sounds like a good girl, I love that last quote so much too!

    1. Awe...ikr! It's so simple a change, but so hard to do.

  2. I hope you achieve ever goal you go after. You are on the right path.

  3. What a great post, Olivia! Your goals sound great!!!

    1. thanks Grace! I always love your comments....miss you girly=)