Friday, July 5, 2013

achieving goals


I'm not scared of growing old, I'm just scared of not achieving everything that I want to do.
-Melanie Laurent 

Sometimes I envision myself old and thinking about the past.  I hope I don't have lingering regrets.  

Then I wonder, will I have the privilege to grow old?

I think setting goals is easy, but planning on how to achieve those goals and having the right attitude is the difficult part.

Maybe that's why I've been so scattered lately?  I need an action plan. 

Listing my goals here seems a bit scary, but not as scary as having regrets. 

My main goal in life is to be a kind and caring wife and mother.  

I think following your heart, listening more than talking, giving more than you take, actively practicing patience and being slow to anger is a sure way to keep peace and love within the home.  I also firmly believe being the example is the best way to teach my children. 

Growing up, I always heard how you should have the heart of a servant, but I never really understood or wanted to accept the saying until Jack was around three.  I respect the religion I was raised to believe, although I don't completely identify myself with it.  Doing things without expecting something in return is liberating.  It keeps your heart free of resentment. 

I think that's a good start, but I think I'll write out a few ways to keep peace within our home that involves more organization.  

What is goals do you have?  

1 comment:

  1. You're a super kind and caring wife and mother, Olivia. I love the way you think...always gets me bbq thinking too. I always strive for balance and lately that's my main goal. Xoxox

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