Do you have any goals?

@JenInTN (27546)
United States
October 2, 2009 4:43pm CST
I don't always have goals but on occasion I do set myself some. I have been really thinking about taking a class and have pretty much come to the conclusion that I'm going to do it. I have set goals here and there and was kind of curious about your goals. What kind of goals do you have? They don't have to be huge to count. I think that even small goals have great outcomes.
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
3 Oct 09
life has made me so busy that i am not able to make any goals and i am just trying to fullfill my thoughts what i interested into. it was once upon a time where i use to set some goals and try to work towards it but now the situations are different and i have to act accordingly. at present i just want to go on how it works.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Sometimes we get way to busy for extra goals. That has been the story of my life up until now. My children are getting older and it kind of gives me a chance to do a few more things for me. Thanks for responding.
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• India
3 Oct 09
for me it is the time where i need to give time to my child and now i am on the way where i have to give birth a new member in my family and really all this had made my life more busier and i dont find time to think of anything except my children and family an hence i think it will take more time to have a thought about my life.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Enjoy it while you can my friend. It goes by very fast. I'm still busy with my girls but nowhere near what it was like when they were little.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
3 Oct 09
My goal is to be a good human no matter what. that;s my primary aim in life and other things take its course. I am not a very ambitious person, hardly see myself to the top. Having said this, I like to accomplish things like all do. Like, doing something, it could be as little as doing the chores, perfectly and in time makes me complacent. Many times I fail, tend to procrastinate things. This is like an alarm that makes me sit straight and get going.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
That is a great goal. I think w should all work towards being a good human. It would make the world a lot better place to livein if we all had a goal like that. Take care mimpi and thanks for responding.
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
5 Oct 09
Indeed Jenin. I think, its time that we really lived upto Gandhism and not just fancy about it.
@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I would like to lose another 10 lbs this month, and another 10 the next one, etc etc I would like to get back down to 120 - 130 eventually...
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Your getting there. You have been working very hard at this. Good luck and thanks for the response.
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@ElicBxn (61137)
• United States
3 Oct 09
thanks
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
3 Oct 09
The goals I have started last year and hopefully by next year I will have accomplished most. One goal was to take a course on Writing Childrens Books. So I'm more than half way finished with that. Another is hoping to publish a children's book, sell my house by next year and then move to Puerto Rico. These are my goals at this time.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Wow! Those are very impressive goals. It has always been my dream to be a published author. I hope that one day I will achieve it. You sound like you have an exciting future ahead lelin. I hope you the best.
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@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
4 Oct 09
Thank you so much! Good luck and good health to you.
@DCLehnsherr (1041)
2 Oct 09
Hi Jen, My goals tend to be longterm as I don't stick to short term ones all that often, that and the ones I did have I have now completed, though without much of a fanfare! My main long term goal is to move away from home. I have had a brief holiday, ending tomorrow, and it has taught me that I really want to have my own place and live my own life now, and so my goal is to actualy do that. Alas this seems to also come with the goal of 'getting a job' which I am not so keen on, but if it will get me my house then I shall do it...somehow lol I guess if I wanted to get strict about it my short term goal would be to survive long enough to complete my long term goals, but that hardly seems nice LOL All the best, Dranz
@Archie0 (4666)
3 Oct 09
To progress morally and spiritually and to find an occupation where i could help a lot of ppl altruistically, not out of ego. Helping others out of compassion and selflessness will give you the highest form of happiness and inner peace
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I think that moving out can be one of the toughest things to do. It is a great goal and you will have alot of independence by doing it. Good luck in the future and take care.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I set myself a goal every day on something i am going to do around here that needs doing. I don't have any long term goals anymore just take one day at the time.I hope u do well w/your class.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Thanks jo..I need all the luck I can get. It's been forever since I took a class it seems. Sometimes I do good to get my daily goals accomplished. I usually set my goals by day too. This is the first long term goal I've had in years.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
2 Oct 09
U will do fine, i have alot of faith in u.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
short term goals: pay off my loan study fashion designing and culinary long term goals: live healthy save money
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Nice goals coco. I think your longterm goals should be on my agenda too. Saving money gives me a little trouble though. Thanks for reponding.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
3 Oct 09
What kind of classes are you thinking of taking? I hope you do end up taking them, hon. I've been thinking of taking an art class of some sort or taking a language class to help me with my Spanish. I agree with you that goals are very important. They give you something to work toward in life. Good luck to you, Jen! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
It's for a Bachlors in Science...Organazational management with a concentration on human resources. I am very excited about the school thing. I'm just waiting on my transcripts from the other schools I have attended. My first class will be on the 26th!!! It would be great if you took those classes. I think that sometimes we get restless and need something. Take care and thanks for responding.
@Graceekwenx (3162)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
with the things goin on in my country, i intend to be a member of Greenpeace group and plant more trees!
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
That's a wonderful idea for a goal. You'll contribute to the world with it. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
2 Oct 09
Jen- I have a few goals, and as many people do I have short term and long term goals. My short term goals are to get the rest of my Yule shopping done, food shopping done, and finish the first draft of my IRB proposal this next week. Some of my long terms goals are to continue to shoot for a weight of 150 pounds, earn my masters degree at the end of the year, finish my human relations course so I can get a temporary license in this state! I suppose for me I have goals in all areas of my life and some are one week goals, some one month, others months, and some years. I started goal setting many years ago when I started using Stephen Covey's Franklin Daily Planner. Now I use a planner from Self-Realization Fellowship, but I set my goals the same. I also have magickal/spiritual goals as well, and reading goals. Right now I'm working through a book called Dematerializing that I hope to have finished before the Samhain. Have a wonderful evening. Namaste-Anora
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Sounds like you have a lot of great goals! Good luck with them all. Thanks for sharing them.
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Oct 09
Short term goal - pay off my credit cards. Long term goal - work things out with my marriage one way or another. Guess that's really short term, but with long term implications.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
2 Oct 09
That's a longterm goal for sure. Sometimes those nasty credit cards can be too. Thanks for the response.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 09
Hi Jen! It is heartening to note that you are setting yourself some goals and you are determined to achieve those goals. I am happy to note it that you have zeal and enthusiasm to attain your goals and you are willing to even attend some classes for the same. I do not have any such goals and whatever those small goals are there, I think I would be able to complete with my own determination and sincerity.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Hi deepak! You are a strong spirit indeed! I think that if anyone would accomplish goals it would be you. Your articles on AC are awesome and you have a lot going for you. Thanks for the kind words about me and I hope that I do as well I want to. I'll keep you updated.
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
4 Oct 09
Hi Jen! Many thanks for your kind, sweet and encouraging words about me. Am really happy to note that you liked my articles on AC. This is all due to blessings and inspiration from dear friends like you. Hope you will keep me posted about the progress in achieving your goals. Have a great Sunday! Deepak
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I'll keep you posted for sure! You may even run across a ranting or whining session when I jump into this one..LOL..You'll have to set me straight then..LOL
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
wow new photo. i hope i have time to change mine too har har har. i too have goals but on what happened to our city this past few weeks it makes people to think about safety for the next storm that will be hitting our country. small goals are easier to reach and i guess we have to take one step at a time. as of now i wanted to teach my son how to play the keyboards and i wanted to lose a little weight.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
20 Oct 09
LOL..yes..it was about time I changed mine..it had been a while. I figured I let everyone see what I look like with the hair thrown up..lol..I wear it like that alot when I'm busy. I bet your son will do great with the keyboard! He is musically inclined. Both parents are very talented and it seems he will have the chance to learn alot about music. He may be in your band before long.
• Philippines
20 Oct 09
i think i have a problem when it comes to that jen, i wanted to teach my son to play the instruments but i dont like him to be in a band. har har har. maybe because its not a life i wanted him to roll, something like that. i wanted him to love it as just a hobby and not to get serious with it.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I can see your point. I think that as parents we always want something a little different than what we have done or are doing. I bet he will be very talented even if it is just his hobby. Take care.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
17 Nov 09
I do have some goals which I am working hard to achieve. One of the thing I did was to come up with a visual board. You can check out the visual board here: http://gnmdoubletomillion.blogspot.com/2008/12/visual-board.html Most of the goals I set out to do, has already been started. I am still working hard to achieve them. The goals I set are simple, but is one heck of a struggle to get it realized. I am not giving up. I will get there one day!
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
18 Nov 09
Good for you that you aren't giving up! I will check out your link. Thanks.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
19 Nov 09
Thanks for the words of encouragement!
@celticeagle (123895)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Oct 09
In Spring I am leaving here and traveling around the Northwest. My six month goal is to lose 75 pounds, do yoga and meditation to balance myself and setting up boundaries that are better for me. Also have goals of changing my rather old fashioned views and being more outgoing, frisky and living my life more for me. That is it so far. And what is your goals?
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Sounds like some great goals my friend! I want to go back to school and one day be in business for myself. I want to be able to travel and do things I never thought I would be able to. I want to be an author of a novel one day and I want to have the chance to throw myself into my hobbies. I may never reach some of these but it won't be from lack of trying. I am working on my novel now and I have my classes set to start on the 26th. I've been doing a few custom oil paintings here and there plus some for myself. I like your goal of being more frisky...I may have to throw that one onto my list too...lol..
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@celticeagle (123895)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Oct 09
Thanks. I have to get busy on them. I gained seven pounds instead of losing any this month. Ugly.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Right now I have many goals. My goal here on mylot is to make it to $25.00 before the end of the month. I didn't make payout for September so I should get to $25.00 if I work hard enough. Off the computer, my goals are as follows : Buy christmas presents (this is with my husband's money and money from mylot), Go To The ROD Office and get my marriage license so I can go to SS office, and get my SS card changed., Study to get my permit as I've been cleared to get a license now., Get a car, and Get a house, get a job. Some are short term, some are long term, and there not in any particular order.
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
You have a plate full...lol..Sounds like you know exactly what needs to be done. You are doing great at this wife thing..lol..Thanks for the response.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
3 Oct 09
Oh I can't take full credit for it, of course my husband helps make the goals, etc... We're both obsessive, him more about where things go and me about how we're going to do the things... lol!
@gowriv89 (295)
• India
3 Oct 09
Hi buddy.. hope you are doing great...happy mylotting...goals??? since my shcool days i had set up many... but never worked on them properly... then i stopped planning itself... but now being a final year college student i have got a great goal that i should fulfill it at any cost....i must work on seriously for that... i wish to get a earn a 6 digit salary per month(Indian money)..... so thats what for i am working.. the rest is in God's hands.....
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I hope you achieve your goal my friend. It's quite an achievement you have made already by being in your last year of school. Take care and good luck.
@gowriv89 (295)
• India
3 Oct 09
Yeah thanks dear friend... i should get my dream true some day and i am sure about it.... may god help you in achieving your goals and have a happy day dear friends........ happy posting.....
@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Yes I have goals set already and I am making an effort now to accomplish everything before I turned 40. First I want to publish books and currently working on the first three which I planned to finished this year. Second I am investing money to support my travel plan, I want to visit Europe and do some research there. I want to get married next year and have at least four children. Hope God will listen to me this time.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
23 Oct 09
Sounds like you have well thought out goals for your future. I think it would bee a great accomplishment if you were able to reach your goals. Do you have plenty of time before you reach 40 or are you getting close?
• China
15 Oct 09
Yeah,JeninTN, I do set goals for myself in different period. I like doing things in purpose.of course, goals is more related jobs project or financial investment.For daily life, I grab interesting things to be my goals. I have many goals in my life. but first of all. freedom is my goal. Once i get the financial free, I will be really free. otherwise. freedom has not a consolidated basis. Do you agree with me ?
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@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I think that being financially stable would be a great freedom. I think that it would allow us to pursue things that we have not been able to before. I hope you reach your goal and feel free to do as you wish. Thanks for responding.
• Canada
3 Oct 09
At school, teachers are always making us write about our goals. I don't used to make goals, but after tons and tons of those goal setting at school, I started to realize that I did have goals, it's just that I was too lazy to acknowledge them. My goals are mostly academic, because I'm still a student. One of my most important academic goals is to get into an US university. I live in Canada, and I've always wanted to go the US. So that's a hardcore goal that I'll have to work hard to achieve. Other goals are just basic ones, like getting straight As at school.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I am going to work very hard for straight A's too. It has been a while since I have been in school but I am very excited about it. I hope that you achieve your goals. Thanks for responding.