My post the other day about jealousy, the difference between wants & needs, and priorities got me thinking. Then I read part of Lisa from Marketing Creativity Success Series which asked me what are the things that I most want. She asks for a list of the things you most want for each category of having, being & doing. She asks for 10 in each, but I only got 8 really good ones. I thought I'd share what I came up with.
I most want to HAVE:
An amazing relationship with my husband & family (& dog!)
A house with a yard that's mine & that I'm proud of
Satisfaction with my career/job
Enough money to feel comfortable
A close relationship with God
A close relationship with friends
A business I can be proud of
I most want to BE:
Loving & forgiving
A good wife
A good daughter
A good mother
A good business person
A good friend
Someone others can look up to
I most want to DO:
Go on a vacation every year
Build a great creative business
Continue my part time job race timing
Move out of the house & town I'm in now
Have babies! :)
Possibly homeschool??? (Not sure if this is realistic or not, much research needed)
Learn how to market my business well
Work from home (+ races on weekends)
In church last weekend the talk was on commitment. About how in our culture, there's not much of it anymore. Maybe that's true. Sometimes when we commit to something, we really do need to follow through to the end. Sometimes we don't think the end will take as long to come as it does, or sometimes we think it'll be easier to get there than it is. I want to be committed. I want to be committed to the things that I enjoy & I prioritize & are BEST for my family. I want to be a giving person, but not too giving to the point of detriment to myself.
One of the things that was talked about regarding commitment was that we usually have a "back up plan" when we have a big idea that we're not sure if it's going to work out or not. And almost every time we have a back up plan, we end up using it, because the urgency of the big plan working out is gone or at least smaller. I think that maybe we might spend too much energy worrying about IF it doesn't work out, when we could spend that energy on MAKING it work.
These are the thoughts I have swimming in my head today. If these are the things that I most want, I need to make them happen. I need to stop worrying about the other things, and focus on these. Save my money for these, spend my time working on these, learn more about how to DO more for these. Action is important. It does no good to KNOW something but not DO anything about it.
Are there any priorities you have lost focus on? Any commitments you need to re-commit to? Any back-up plans you should consider chucking out the window?