One goal

by LesleyG on January 10, 2013

Since I stated a few things last year that I wanted to concentrate on in 2012, and they did come to pass (although not how I’d imagined) it has made me think about the importance of stating what one wants. This year, in addition to one real goal I have also made a vision board and started a “project” I’m calling Love Notes. The former is something several friends have encouraged me to do for a long time, and I am to the point now where I think “Why not?” when considering just about anything. So I am making a vision board titled 2013-20?? because in spite of everything I do believe it will all come to pass. And I have to admit, it is kind of nice to see all my dreams in one place and not have to just keep them in my head (or on Pinterest).

The latter is a fun project that just came to me about six nights ago as we were about to leave for dinner and I was staring at a blank piece of note paper on my desk. So I wrote a general note to a stranger with the intent of leaving it on someone’s car, and just that I did. I later tweeted it was scary and strange and great, kind of like life. I have since left a second note and I look forward to this being part of my year.

But, what this post is really about is my one goal for 2013, which was really brought about by things I did in 2012 (and probably prior) that did not serve me. So, this year I aim to do the thing I fear or dread and try not to waste time on the fearing or dreading. I know it sounds a little simple, but on the very last day of 2012 I made a pretty big move that I’d been fearing for a while and have been amazed ever since at how much lighter and freer I feel. I realize this is vague, but the point is that I need to do this more. I need to not be afraid, even of the things that are “bad”, and I know the more I do it, the better I will be.

My one goal for 2013 (along with a couple more fun projects) is to do what I fear, and not waste time fearing. I hope I can participate more in this goal so as to not be forced into it in the way it seemed to happen in 2012. Not that I’m afraid if that is the way it goes, though.