I do one every year to high light the things I want to accomplish both professionally and personally. It’s a goal board. And the first time I did one was back in 2007 with my wonderful friend Melissa who recently passed away. Every time i create a goal board, I think of her.
We all need goals, we all need reminders to keep going keep working, keep improving. We must always remember to be curious about life and all that is around us. because as long as we are learning, we are growing and developing. When we stop being curious about the worked around us, we are become stagnant. An I never want to be stagnant.
This next goal board, this next chapter in my life is going to be one of celebration. For the first time in a long time, almost 10 years, I will be in charge of no one but myself. I will be taking care of no one but myself. And there are many things on that goal board to attain. TO find pure happiness and joy again – which is an ongoing process. To enjoy love and passion (and hot sex – if you want it, you have to put it on the board). To continue writing, but on my terms, to travel, to laugh, to truly have my friends as my family. And to create a life where love is so present that it is tangible.
And then there are the standards: The get back into shape, get back into investing, take better care of myself. But these goals are no from a place of hope and happiness. The struggles are finally over, and it is time to truly live this life in all the glory and magnificence it was meant to be.
To enjoy the small things, like working on a place where I see the Batmobile every day, and giggle. Where it is rewarding and fun, and the people are great. And to celebrate everything for which I have prayed being granted to me. To continue to exercise and get stronger. I continue to dream and work hard.
And that is what life is about. Even in this day and age of photo filters, the Kardashians and bigger is better, and rich is the best, o continue to work to be a better human being never goes out of style. To always strive to improve yourself is never a waste of tie, because what better investment to make that ourselves and our lives? So leave the bad parts of the past behind. Keep the lessons you learned, move forward and always keep those goals in front of you.