My Personal Lesson in Goal-setting!
Why You Should Consider Changing Your Plan and Not Changing Your Goal?
Have you ever decided to stop pursuing your dreams because the plan you had didn’t work?
Well, I’m here to tell you that most times things do not go according to plan and yet you can still have a great outcome and even accomplish your goal?
I will never forget when I became pregnant my senior year of high school. I received my college acceptance letter to go away to school for nursing and boy I was excited until I looked down at my moving belly. The first thing I thought about was I can never become a nurse now. I truly contemplated changing my goal of becoming a nurse and I started thinking about what else can I do. I decided to go to school to become a medical assistant. I figured this will start getting me the exposure I needed.
I ended up working at a local hospital as a temp in the file room and they hired me full-time making $33,000 year at 21 doing registration. That was good money to pay for daycare and more. The goal of becoming a nurse became more real to me and I revisited and revised my plan. I was able to start school part-time and eventually left and went to school full-time to complete my nursing degree. At this young age throughout all my trials and obstacles I didn’t give up on my goal. Although it took me an extra 2 years to get started, I accomplished my goal by simply being open to revise my plan and not change my ultimate goal.
This has constantly been a reminder for me anytime things do not go according to plan to simply change my plan and not the goal. I continue to face this in life, business, personal and more but I remembered how overcame as a teen mom and if I can do it then I can definitely do it again over and over now.
What goal have you given up on because things didn’t according to plan?
Use this new decade to devise a whole new plan and execute.
This is the year of implementation.
Comment implementation below if you plan to use this decade to revise and execute your plan.
Until Next Time,
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