No not the safety kind of reflective – the thinking kind of reflective. I was texting with someone today, and I mentioned that I was done with wishing. I’m fairly positive that they misunderstood me, even after they asked for clarification, because so much meaning gets lost in texts and emails. But that’s a blog for another day. Anyhow, this is what I was thinking/reflecting on.
I spend a large portion of my life living in wish land, also known as happily ever after, rose-colored glasses dream world. Yeah, I have my own condo there, and honestly, it’s a pretty nice place. The thing is, when you live there, you don’t get a heck of a lot accomplished.
I’ve decided to live in goal-world instead. I think I’ll get a lot more accomplished in goal-world. Wishes are first star, birthday candle, lucky penny, 11:11 on the clock kinds of things. You make your wish and then you wait. Goals, well goals are different, because when you have a goal, you generally have a plan to accomplish the goal.
I want to lose weight. I could wish I was going to lose wait, and then sit back and wait and see what’s going to happen, but I pretty much bet that a whole lot of nothing will happen. But if i set a goal to lose weight, eat healthier and exercise more and develop a plan to go along with it, I’ll probably see some changes in my weight.
Or suppose I want to have a million dollars, I could make my wish and sit and wait, but again, I’m probably going to get a whole lot of nothing. If I make it a goal to get a thousand dollars and start devising a plan, I’ll probably have a better chance of getting that million dollars. Of course, my plan involves lottery tickets, lol. I may not have a really great chance of getting that million, but at least I have a plan 😉
So, yeah, I’ve decided to vacate my permanent residence in wish land. I may keep the condo as a vacation place, but I don’t think I want to live there full time any more.