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The Spark - Chapter 1: Mistakes and Life Goals

Saturday, September 29, 2012

So this was an interesting thought process thinking about 'Giving myself permission to make mistakes' and thinking about 'life goals and a vision'.

So I don't think I've ever reacted well to mistakes, other than to regret that I made the mistake in the first place. This reaction pattern of mine has changed and slightly improved over the years, but I think I've still got a ways to go. I think as a young person, throughout school and life -- I always envisioned the idea that 'this is the way things are supposed to go'.. and when things didn't go according to however I thought they ought to -- it was tough to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture. The bigger picture is that this is the way life works -- you can plan and plan all you want (and you should!), but be prepared for when things don't go according to plan (because that will definitely happen). So I'm a work in progress here, which I think is a step in the right direction.

Secondly, the idea of writing down life goals.. I've never formally done this, although I would certainly describe myself as extremely goal oriented -- at least until recently. Now that school is behind me, coming up with life goals seems a little trickier than it did before. One of my more immediate goals I am working on is to get healthy and live a healthier lifestyle. So that's one thing at least. I have had quite a few changes in my life over the last several months, so I think it is important to take a step back and look at things I would like to change and strive for. Another goal for me, is to meet new friends, as I am about to move out of state and start a new job. In order to do this, I am planning to join several meetup groups in the area for things that interest me. Lastly, I would like to retire early! hehe. So clearly, I've got some ideas for my life goals -- but I could spend some more time working on thinking and outlining what is important to me.

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FITMARTI 1/2/2013 6:03AM


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RHONDAJB80 12/6/2012 9:28AM

    healthy-spark I couldn't have said it better.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 10/5/2012 10:32AM

Thanks for the comments!

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NEEDHELPNOW911 10/4/2012 5:00PM

    Thank you for sharing. As someone that is 50 it would seem like I already should have known this. Chapter 1 gave me hope and to realize that dreams don't stop because we reach a certain age. Keep Going!! Good Bless you on your new path! emoticon

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ILANDER1 9/29/2012 1:56PM

    Good Luck, It's always difficult to change, but it is always worth the hard work to see the goal reached. as you said you are goal oriented, you can do it!

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LADISHEFFLADY1 9/29/2012 1:52PM

    Keep on!

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LOLEMA 9/29/2012 1:51PM

  I think you are on the right track!

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