Dream Big and Choose Joy!

choose-joyHappy New Year 2017!  It seems that everyone that I talk to is so excited and looking forward to a new start this year.  2016 was challenging for most of us.  My year was particularlly difficult because I set my goals high and I had some major challenges and setbacks.  Looking back on my journal from January 2016 I set many goals – as I do each year.  I would like to share them with you because I feel that I am just starting to realize that I CAN create the life that I wish to live.

These are not in any particular order

  • sell house in Virginia
  • buy house in Florida (see details of exact house in dream book)
  • move by July
  • create own business
  • get 3 clients by Sept 30
  • speak at conference in LA
  • speak at ICE
  • celebrate July 4th at Moose Lodge in Anna Maria Island with Angel
  • join a Toastmasters club in Florida

As you can see, this is a very aggressive set of goals for one year.  I had been in the VA house for over 18 years, at my job for over 10 years.  I was comfortable but I was not living my dream.  I had planned to move to Florida, I had dreamed of moving and changing my life – Dreaming and Planning are not doing.

I am not some special person who can make her goals and dreams come true all of the time.  I put a lot of effort into my dreams and plans.  I made smaller goals, I visualized,  I planned to make things happen by a certain date.  Sure, some took longer than I had planned, sure, I had setbacks but I was persistent.  I am now beginning to realize that I CAN create the life that I have always dreamed about.  If I can do all of these things in one year – just think of all of the things that you can do in one year.  My wish to you is to dream big.  Go for that life of your dreams!  And above all else – Choose Joy!  Best to you in 2017!

 

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