Plan for the future, but stay in the present. This thought has been staying with me this week and I felt the need to go into more depth with it. People always ask me, “Well, what do you want to do after you graduate?” In years past, the first thought that would come to my mind would have been, I have no idea. Lately I have been figuring myself out and getting to know “Me” all over again. I have discovered the things that bring me happiness and joy, besides my family. Cows, Traveling, Reading, Writing, and Photography…….. Pretty plain and simple. Now that I know these things, I can make the right steps in the present to plan to hit my future goals. I know that they are not going to happen overnight, and I truly know that they will not happen at all if I do not put in the work or make the effort. The thing that I love most is that I know my future goals and I have put the pen to paper and that will only drive me to accomplish more.
- Run my own cattle operation
- Write a Book
- Travel to every State in the United States
- Travel to every Country
- Read as many books as possible/ have a library in my home
These are the top 5 things that I want to accomplish, nothing too crazy right? I know they can be obtained but I also know that it is going to take hard work and a lot of patience. However, if you want something bad enough anything is possible. The best part about all of this is, my path to get there is going to be amazing and I am so excited to see where it takes me. You never know, a year from now I may find something else I want to add to my list.
In my mind, the hardest part was figuring out what I truly loved. I really enjoy a lot of things; Fishing with my dad, being a Mom and seeing that smile come across my baby’s face. I love listening to my grandparents talk about how things were back “in the good ole days”. Heck, I even enjoy working out (Once I actually make it to the gym; The hardest part is getting there). While I love and enjoy all of these things and more, I really had to sit down and figure out what made me the happiest. Figure out what makes you happy and what drives you and go for it. Will I hit my goals? Only time will tell but you can bet I a plan on getting there.
Thoughts for the week:
“Everyone wants happiness and no pain, but you can’t have a rainbow with no rain” – Dolly Parton
“Crush It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion” – Gary Vaynerchuk
I just finished Gary’s first book and I thought it was great! If you are into creating a business or already have one and do not use all platforms of social media, I highly recommend reading this book. This is basically a step by step guide on how to get on all social media platforms and why they are important. It is an easy (must) read with roughly 140 pages in the book. If you have thoughts of being an entrepreneur- pick this book up. As Gary says – “You aren’t only building a brand, you are building a legacy. Legacy always wins”.
What are some of the top goals you have? What are some top book suggestions for me to read? Let me hear your feedback. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.