As a junior in college I decided to write down my life goals and laminate them. I have always been a very driven person. I thought that if I wrote down my goals and had them laminated I would certainly achieve them.
The years wore on and eventually I lost my laminated goals, until recently. I found them as I was cleaning out boxes in my room. I read the goals I had written only two years ago and here is what I found:
Long Term Goals:
1. Run the NYC and Boston Marathon in 3:20.
2. Find Him. (The Man I want to someday marry.)
3. Have a house with two kids and a dog.
4. Become a broadcast journalist for a major network such as CBS, NBC, CNN or ABC
5. Be a print journalist for the NY Times.
6. Live in NYC.
7. Run for some kind of office.
My goals have drastically changed. I no longer want to be a broadcast journalist for a major network. I don’t want to be a print journalist for the NY Times either. Two years ago I was DEAD SET on these two goals in particular. I’m not to sure about moving to NYC either.
It’s funny how time changes things. I’ve learned a few things from reading my old goals. The things I want in life are constantly changing. What I thought would make me happy 2 years ago is completely different today.
I have, however, checked off number two on my list. 😉 The rest of the goals are still in progress.
Have your life goals changed as you’ve gotten older? Have they stayed the same? Do you write down your goals?