Writing down your goals is good, but of course it is even better to take action to help realise the goals. When I announced the second draft of my goals, Gary asked how often I considered them. This got me thinking; I intend to review them at the end of each month using a wheel of life, but was this good enough? I decided that as well as a regular review, I also needed a regular reminder of my goals.
I created desktop wallpaper for my laptop depicting each of my goals,Â so I am reminded of them whenever I use my laptop. This was a task I could have spent a long time on by finding the perfect pictures and learning how to use photoshop to get the perfect layout. Instead I put something together very quickly finding the best pictures I could and over time I intend to update it when I find better pictures.Â This means the wallpaper isn’t as pretty as it could be and some of the images are a bit of a loose connection to the goal, but as it is acting as a reminder to me it is doing its job.
- build strong and supportive relationships – two pictures one of me and my bridesmaids and one of my husband, daughter and me
- develop a rewarding and challenging career – two ‘inspirational’ posters that say -Â don’t wait for success just start without it and the only way to predict the future is to make it
- have time to spend on the things I enjoy – picture of writing and reading
- have multiple sources of income including passive income – cartoon about money growing on trees
- challenge myself by trying new things and through continued learning – quote saying learning everything you can, from anyone you can .. you will be grateful you did
- spend my time in pleasant surroundings – background picture of Worbarrow bay in Dorset, plus exterior and interior pictures showing features I’d like in our house
- feel good about myself, by being healthy, fit and looking good – two pictures of me, one on the day after our wedding and one a few years before on a cycling trip