My girl Eleanor R. is speaking my language. Something I am not short of in life is goals for myself. Unfortunately it’s hard to tell if I really believe I can achieve them.
I’m quickly realizing as the years pass and I watch my “Life Goals” list change and develop, that it’s ok to set goals without knowing how the hell we’re going to accomplish them. Actually, come to think of it, it’s even better than limiting ourselves to the realm of what seems possible. I officially started my list on October 19th, 2009, and though it now has hundreds of future achievements, I wanted to share some (not all) of the very first things that came to my mind almost three years ago.
I want to focus on #3. I wrote this goal in 2009 and I didn’t begin modeling until early 2011. I put this goal on my list with no idea how that was going to happen or if it was even possible. All I knew was that it was a lifelong dream of mine and it didn’t hurt to put it out into the universe. Just two and a half years later, I now live that dream every day. And better yet, that dream allows me the time and means to work towards many of my others. I love how I can see the hesitation and doubtfulness as I crossed off the word “super”, then achieved the goal of being a model, and then added the word “super” back again when I realized I was selling myself short. At some point it was something I thought I couldn’t do. And if my dear friend Mrs. Roosevelt is correct… which, let’s face it, she’s pretty legit… then I guess it is something I must do.
As for the rest of those goals, and the hundreds more that are on my list today, I’m realizing more and more that a lot of the things I thought I couldn’t do are proudly being highlighted.
I definitely have a lot to learn in life but I have never been more certain about a statement as I am with this one. Start setting unrealistic goals for yourself. And start achieving them!
Who’s with me?