Well Color Me…..

My ramblings on the world in general and my life in particular



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.


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