Melissa Kaylene: Goals for Goals

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Goals for Goals

     Ahh goals. I'm sure we are all familiar with them. Those things you form into lists and compile every January 1st. I know I've had my fair share of them. But as I'm sure you've heard before, a goal really isn't a goal unless it is attainable. How do you make it attainable? By making the necessary baby steps towards reaching it. You need to set a time frame and keep yourself in check occasionally to make sure you are still along the right path. You also need to be flexible, and understand that things for whatever reason could change the time frame for you goal - or even your goal itself! One thing I know for certain.... once you reach a goal you've worked so hard towards you have a brief moment of that sweet smell of success. Then, if you are a goal oriented person, you will probably quickly set a further goal. :)

I'm sitting here contemplating some of my goals that were not forgotten, but also not been managed well. A goal without a plan is only a dream, right? And I have tons of those too ;)

Right now I have made a top 5 - not in any order (well, with the exception of the financial ones). If you have to many at one time, it tends to get overwhelming....and the 5 I have vary in length. I'm gonna go ahead a share them:

1. Take the necessary steps towards finishing my ADN so I can take the N-CLEX for my RN.

2. Pay off our credit card. Period.

3. Start Saving more so we can ideally have 6 months of income in savings.

4. Start saving for my dream Italy Trip. I want to take this trip for my 30th birthday so I'd better get a move on it. I know its three years away, but I need to pay our credit card off first, and I do not plan on taking the trip of my lifetime on a super tiny budget. :)

5. Be the best mom I can be. - I know this sounds small compared to the rest of my list, but its really the
biggest one on here <3 . We all get in the hustle and bustle and tend to over look the little things.
So there you have it. Once you have your goals, do like I said and then take one a time and break it down piece by piece to see what you have to do to get there. :)

I plan on giving a mini update here and there to help keep myself accountable. ;)
What are your goals???



  1. You are right! "A goal without a plan is just a dream." Wise wise words! This time around, instead of making a huge list, I'm trying for two: to get my diabetes under control, and ake small steps in learning to walk again. I've also been meditating on the other thing you said in a previous post: "If it is important to you, you will find a way. If isn't, you'll find an excuse." I hope you have been making a little money on your blog, but even if you haven't, it's worth gold to me.

  2. Oh, that is funny. I meant to say TAKE small steps in exersising, not AKE, but is sure will ake a lot! LOL

  3. Oh, I'd love to be able to save up for a trip to Italy! Good choice!!
    Just became a follower of your blog. Do visit me when you get the chance!

  4. One of mine is being the best mom, as well. Things have been really hectic around here; we just moved in with family and things are cramped, so I'm finding it hard to keep calm!

    I'm a new follower from the WW Hop. Hope you can stop by