Monday, June 13, 2011

19-A Where are you going?

Happy Monday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week.

I was at the beach this past week-end and went for a run on the beach one morning.  While I was running, I was thinking about my next blog topic and inspiration hit.  It was low tide but there were streams of water coming up the beach towards the dunes and I had to either run around them or jump over them.  I began to think about how those obstacles could have waylaid my plans if I did not have an end goal in mind and if I was not willing to change my original course.

These obstacles could have caused me to turn back or get discouraged if I was not set on reaching my goal but I had to be flexible to be able to succeed.  If you don't know where you are going, any obstacles can veer you off your path or send you in another direction.  You have to have an idea of where you are going if you want to get there one day.  You may not have direct insight into the path you will take, but by setting your goals, you can begin to head in the right direction.

If you are just going through life with no idea of what you want in the future, you will have a harder time figuring out the path to take.  By setting some clear short and long term goals, you can begin to create the life you want.  Just remember to always enjoy the journey while you are trying to reach your goals.  The path toward the goal is sometimes as exciting as reaching the goal itself.  Where are you going and what path will you take??

Either journal about these questions or spend some time thinking through your answers.
- What do you want from life?
- What are your short term goals?
- What are your long term goals?
- What is your realistic time frame to accomplish each of your goals?
- How will you handle any obstacles that come your way?
- What will help you stay on course until you reach your goals?
- What can you do next to help you begin working towards your goals?

Come up with 3 goals for yourself and start your path towards the life you want to create.  Determine where you are going and find a way to get there!

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

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