So, back to the resolutions-
As I look back and see they changes our family has made to get us to this point, I realize, we get change done.
We’ve had a lot of practice, actually. I surely would not have imagined our life’s details 10 years ago, but the essence of what it is, is consistent with how we wanted our life to look like 10 years ago. I know that we are constantly evolving to a lifestyle that we desire more and more as time goes on.
You see, Paul and I have a strong vision of what we want in life. Though the visions are tailored to our individual tastes, we have our visions stuck in our skulls and we will do pretty much what it takes to get the job done. We have certain ethics, of course, so we won’t go visiting loan sharks, and have God to be accountable to, etc, so no worries there.
So, let’s see my vision... (RAM to the VISION)...
At age 70 we are as healthy as all get out. We are not missing a dime of our current income. We read, talk, joke around, take our kids and grandkids traveling, continue making a difference in the communities we live in, lie around naked on some Carribean island (still awake? ;-)) and enjoy all that the city has to offer us-whatever one we feel like visiting that month. And we're sponsoring a Habitat House or some similar project. We are not limited. But we are enjoying life very fully. Ahhhh.......
OK. got to pull myself back for a moment....
To get there, choices need to be made.
- Some choices involve risk, like starting new companies without much income.
- Some choices involve change, like rewriting my business plan in the last year.
- Some choices make us think out of the box, like exploring more then time verses money income.
- Some choices involve commitment, like growing a business until it becomes wildly successful.
- Some choices involve delayed gratification like eating foods that are healthy and good for me and taking effective supplementation now so that my body is still healthy and strong in 25 years.
So, I keep on track by going back to my vision- my mental picture of what my life “should” look like. If it isn’t on track, change must happen- out with the old, in with the new, smarter practices.
Please share your thoughts on how you keep on track, or on the obstacles that get in the way, of resolutions. Collective wisdom will get us there!