goals, the long and short of it...
There is a reason to have short and long term goals. They serve completely different purposes. Getting them mixed up could bring bad results.
For instance, losing weight. If one is working at weight loss as a short-term goal, you have a 95% change of failure. That is what the experts say, I would guess higher. Some things just demand being in for the long haul. Would you ever put marriage or parenthood in the short term World? Most of us would not, I know those who have and again, the results were disastrous.
Watched my first episode of Extreme Couponing on accident last week. Another branch in the family of addiction, that is why they call it extreme. Yes, you can save lots of money. Hoarding at Albertson. Getting your fix at the Piggly Wiggly. Addiction is addiction, no matter what color dress it wears. Yes, it is nice to have a month's supply of toilet paper, but to buy 73 bottles of mustard at one time to add to the 50 some you already have. When is enough, enough?
It is not a bad idea to list your goals and make sure they are in the right place. Make sure that having these goals are not only right for you but in their proper place so they can be given the attention needed to make them happen.
Do I have anything in the short term cart that needs to be put in the long term basket? As a matter of fact, I did. Made a course correction, and off I go. Will probably have to make more, guaranteed. Looking at the list in front of me today, I am good to go. If the phone rings and I have to go...I will be ready for that too. Always leave room for the unexpected...always.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Tuesday, August 23, 2011