Okay, I admit it, I’m a goal setter. Always have been, always will be. Admittedly I sometimes set my goals too high, like the one I set when I was 7 to climb Mt. Everest before I was 15, or when I was 13 and set my sites on marrying Raquel Welch, but, if you’re a goal setter and don’t set your goals high you may never achieve what was possible, only what was probable.
Once I’ve set a goal I like to acknowledge milestones along the way. If I set a goal that I know is going to be hard to reach, I find that it helps me stay on the path if I stop and pat myself on the back once in a while. The final destination is still ahead of me, but it feels good to take time to enjoy some of the smaller successes.
Last night, just before I finally called it a day, I noticed that I had 1,999 Facebook fans. Ultimately my goal is to have more than Lady Gaga — okay, again with the unrealistic goals — but something about knowing that during the night I would probably roll over 2,000 fans felt good.
This morning I was greeted with a very nice message from one of my fans (Likers) cheering herself for being my 2,000th fan and cheering for me at the same time. It felt good. Now, even though I’m a long way from my goal, this little milestone put a little bounce in my step and renewed my energy. I like to think of it as a computer game. The ultimate goal is to save the princess without getting killed and that little “life” meter on the side of your screen is taunting you, getting pecariously low, but then you find a box, open it and click the bottle inside and suddenly, you’re back in the game.
If you’d like to help me achieve my goal, please take a minute to click here and Like my Page. C’mon, I only need 42,853,938 of you to do it.
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