What is your NEXT GOAL in life?

@GemmaR (8527)
September 23, 2012 2:04pm CST
During the course of our lives, we should all be trying to set goals for ourselves which would mean that we can keep our lives on track and make sure that we're always doing things that are positive towards our goals. At the moment, the thing that I am trying to do is to get myself to the ideal weight for my body. I need to lose about another eight pounds, and I have already lost ninety seven pounds so I think that I should be able to do this relatively easily. In order to hit this goal, I am planning to make sure that I am doing lots of exercise and not eating junk food as I might have been doing in the past when I was larger. Another thing that I am trying to do is save up enough money to be able to buy a flat that I could rent out. I feel as though this would be a great investment chance for me, so I am hoping that I will be able to do this at some point in the near future. What about you? What is the one thing that you're working towards at the moment, and what are the things that you're doing to make sure that your dreams are going to become a reality?
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• India
25 Sep 12
Dear GemmaR, Nice discussion you have started and as you have mentioned that in the course of our lives, we should keep moving with a goal,a purpose to achieve our means. Otherwise we would be drifting away aimlessly. I so appreciate Gemma's goals and wish her good luck. NEXT my immediate goal is to augment my creativity,write as many as poems as possible and one more significant goal is to construct a big Temple with the Blessings of my Mentor and Dedicate to His Holiness. This is my life's aim and God -ordained goal.
@GemmaR (8527)
25 Sep 12
Being creative is something that should almost certainly be encouraged right from when we are young, as this would mean that we could develop our creativity over the course of our lifetime so that by the time we are adults we know how to create something really special. I like to write stories, and I find that this helps me to be a lot more creative. I also like to publish them so that other people can give me comments about them and help me to think about ways that I can improve my work when I am writing in the future.
• India
26 Sep 12
Dear GEMMAR, Very nice and constructive,creative goal. Please keep it up and i prey that you should write lot more short stories and come up in life. wish you good luck.
@ShyBear88 (16874)
• United States
23 Sep 12
Well there is several goals that me and my husband are working towards for our children. For myself I'm going to try once again to finish out college for a second a time around. Wasn't ready for it before but I think I am now that I have two kids and working towards things for them means a lot to both me and my husband. Another would be to save up enough money and work on our credits to get a home of our own one day because right now we are just renting. The last thing would be to finally have the wedding that we have been wanting.
@GemmaR (8527)
23 Sep 12
That sounds great. Finishing college is very hard for anyone, but will be even harder for you if you have children so you should be very proud that you feel as though you're able to do this. Your children will be very proud of you as well. I am also trying to get a place of my own too because I hate the fact that I am renting and our landlord could just evict us with just one month's notice. I would love to be able to say that I owned my own house as that would mean that I could do whatever I liked while I was there. Good luck with your goal, and I hope that you are both able to have the wedding of your dreams.
@ShyBear88 (16874)
• United States
23 Sep 12
Well right now my little ones are every young so going back to school will be every hard because we are staring all over again. We are moving in a few weeks to live closer to family once again but we will have more help so more things will be possible unlike what they have been for the past 2 years. So really my little ones won't be proud me right away but one I hope they will be proud of there mama. We are renting our first town house. Well renting it from my husband grandparents they don't live there and offered us to live there as long we paid them rent at the same rate as what we are being charged right now for where we are at now. So that is very nice of them and this way we can save up for our first small house.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
23 Sep 12
I have had many goals in my life of 55 years. Right now my goal is to get my house an yard in order for my families visit in November for the Thanksgiving holiday. Once Christmas is over I will be concentrating on writing a childrens book to be published. That is my life long dream and since completing a course in children's writing I need and want to make this goal happen for me. Its just trying to find the time and quiet to be able to write.
@GemmaR (8527)
23 Sep 12
That sounds great, certainly having your family be able to come over is great motivation to be able to get the things that you would like to achieve! Also, well done for writing a children's book. I don't think that there are enough dedicated children's authors out there, and children should be encouraged to read a lot more, and the only way that this is going to be able to happen is if people choose to write those all important stories! Good luck with your writing. I know how hard it is to be able to find the time to write, but try hard because it might be the most rewarding thing that you have ever been able to do.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
23 Sep 12
Thank you I will do my best to reach my goal.
@Manasha (1995)
• Chennai, India
24 Sep 12
I am trying a lead a life with full of peace and a beautiful wife for all purposes. I want to enjoy the life since nothing has happened so far.
@GemmaR (8527)
25 Sep 12
Living a quiet and peaceful life sounds good, and that is pretty much what I am doing at the moment as well. I am very happy with my family and my partner and that means that I am not having a particularly exciting life, but I am more than happy to live my life in the way that I am doing at the moment. Just being able to say that you are enjoying your life is great, as there are a lot of people who are not able to do this because they waste all of their time doing things that are not good for them and this means that they don't enjoy themselves as much.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 12
At this stage of life my main goal is to see my two sons married and have happy families. Personally I want to do a bit of travelling before I am too old to travel. Since I have reached most of my dreams I hope to enjoy the rest of my life doing charity works.
@GemmaR (8527)
25 Sep 12
Seeing your children being happy must be the greatest thing in the world. I do not have children yet, but I know that when I do I am going to have a lot of satisfaction from seeing them grow up and be successful and work hard at school and further on in their life. Travelling also sounds great. I have always wanted to travel, but I have never had the chance to be able to do so just yet because I have never had the money available for me to do anything. Hopefully in the future if I work hard at my job I will be able to travel like I have always wanted to.
• United States
23 Sep 12
I try to set and reach goals all the time. At the moment, I am trying to get my online store more lucrative. I sell books, adult products, and such. Trying to find the time to upload them and get a solid system in place so I don't have to keep re typing the same things constantly is a challenge,but eventually I will figure it out. I have all the needed documents, now I just need time, but I will get there. At one time, I was doing pretty good, but haven't had much time to devote to my online stuff. I always say I will do it on my next day off, but it is hard when I add in my kids, and all the other mom stuff. I am willing to listen if anybody has any good idea's. Send me a message. thanks
@GemmaR (8527)
25 Sep 12
It sounds great that you've been able to make your own online store. I have tried selling things on the internet in the past and I have been quite successful at it, but in the end I was finding that it was taking too much time and it turned out that I was having to go to the Post Office every day to send items to people and I wasn't having enough time to spend with my friends and family at home. But having your own business is a great thing as it means that you have a fair amount of control over your own income and earning potential. So you should try very hard, and I really do hope that it works out for you.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 12
I will try to renovate the house my kids will inherite (the youngest two), see if I can buy a car (less chance) and if I will be able to travel again and meet my husband next year. No other goals besides of show my youngest two a part of the world before it's too late.
@GemmaR (8527)
25 Sep 12
That sounds really good of you to make the house nice for when your children own it. It also sounds like you're going to be very busy and it might be quite a stressful time for you so make sure that you try to take some time out to relax as well. I am hoping to do some bits and pieces with my parents' house as well, as I know that they want to get at least one extension but they don't really know how to go about it. So hopefully I am going to be able to help them and make that part of the house nice and modern for them to be able to enjoy.
@wongchoiyee (6537)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 12
Me too, has money goal that I am hoping that I can save much more than before and put all my money into fixed deposit so that the money can multiply with interests. Hopefully I can have my RM30000 when I am retired.
@GemmaR (8527)
23 Sep 12
Isn't is sad that money seems to rule everything that we do in our lives at the moment? But sadly you're right to be thinking about money because there is no way that we would be able to live if we didn't have enough money to be able to do so. I think that a lot more people should be trying to save cash if they can, because there is no way that they are ever going to be able to tell what is going to happen to them in the future, and that means that they should really be planning for everything that might happen as well as everything that they would just like to happen.