When is the last time you put yourself first? As parents, we tend to put our goals and dreams aside as we raise out children to fulfill theirs. Think about it. Do you have any goals that you would like to accomplish? How about dreams for your future? Can’t think of any? Maybe it’s time to set some new goals and dreams for yourself!
There are so many things that you can do now. There are no excuses! How about going back to school and getting that degree you have always dreamed about having? You’re too old? Really? Don’t even think that way! Just do it! Think about how proud your children and your spouse will be. Think about how proud you will be!
New Goals For Your New Life
Okay, so you don’t even know where to start. I get that. It’s hard to start putting yourself first when you have put everyone else first for the last 20 plus years. The best way to begin is to sit down and just dream. Think about all the things in your life that you left unfinished because you just didn’t have the time or energy. Imagine what you would really like to do with your life. There are no boundaries.
Make a List
Go get a notebook and a pen and start writing down everything that pops in your head. Yes, I said everything and It doesn’t matter how ridiculous or crazy or out of reach it sounds… just write it down. It could be something as simple as taking a class on learning to paint to climbing Mount Everest! This will give you somewhere to start. After you have a good size list and believe me it will be a lot longer than you ever thought possible, put a checkmark next to the ones that really make you excited. This is where the fun begins!
If you are having a hard time getting started try looking up some things on the internet. Here is a list of 100 Life Goals. That should get you started in the right direction.
Make Your New Goals a Reality
The next step is to figure out which of those ideas you can make a reality now. Then decide which ones will take some time to get started. Turn your dreams and ideas into short and long term goals. You can do this!! Take your time and really think about it. Do a little research and find out what it would take to make each dream come true. Some will be easy and some will take some planning but it will all be worth!
I would love to hear your new goals and dreams! Leave them in the comments. Maybe your comment will inspire someone else to dream a little bigger!