The song goes
“When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are.
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
I had goals An unemployed not fat chick with broken bones and a child in bandages I sat in my cockroach ridden apartment and said , you know I am setting goals.My goals were not that high but just to buy a red car, get a job that I could buy my son and myself a drink. I still remember walking down with the baby Trex in a stroller and at 93 degrees weather in Windsor on University Avenue where yet again another place would not give me an apartment because I was single mother on welfare and no references and my son was crying and I had only 1 dollar, what to do get the bus fare or buy him a drink. I always carried a Trex drink for the little one but when you are walking up and down University Avenue in Windsor all day you run out. So I bought the Trex a drink and walked almost 10 miles pushing the stroller while the little guy slept without a care in the world. I was never going back to that. I finally did get that horrible roach motel and sitting down in that room I made a list of goals
1. Get off welfare
2. Get a job that pays more than 5 dollars an hour
3. Buy a car
4. Never walk again and choose between a drink for my child a hot summer day
So I did do all of the above and that is because I had goals
The goals are user manuals that guide and motivate you that show you what you can do with your life I am glad that the people in windsor were mean to me and put me down all the time and still do for oh my god I do not have a husband so my response to them is SU, not a very ladylike response but I and my son were kicked out of the temple , my son told that get lost you are dirt and cannot play with our children for your mother is divorced, no wonder the divorce rate is so low not because arranged marriages work but because you are dirt and your children are dirt if you are divorced . that is the way it is . I am often told that my son and I behave like caucasians , ok so I have to raise my son in a community and my own indian community treats me like dirt , never invite me to any function so why do I need to associate myself with them . The response is SU. I do not need to go far. My family never invites me to any marriages or anything. Mysteriously the invitations are never sent to me, How can I expect anyone else to respect my family when my own family treats me like dirt unless they need something
We tell our kids to reach for the stars and yet when I took admission in engineering I remember one Indian lady in Windsor telling me not to aim so high, I am like ok for I believe that when we are motivated by our goals and dreams that need completion than we truly live life
I reach for the stars and even if I do not reach completely I still do not come down with a handful of mud You are what you think you are
As JC Penney said “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.”
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
.People who say life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile.
Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to ‘look forward to’ — to work for and to hope for.”—
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.”
I want to live a happy life so I am tying my life to a goal and not people or things. It is nice to share your life with someone but the goal is to be happy I live my life and I am not that old to set another dream or another goal
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way,
The tragedy is not reaching the goal but not having a goal to reach
So my goals as of today are
1. Get my certification once again Oct 2011
2. Find another job with a promotion jan 2012
3. Leave this horrible state and never even come back here again 2012
4. Join match dot com or eharmony and meet someone Oct 2011
5. Buy another house and develop my real estate empire 2012
6. Lose weight
I control my future and my destiny. By recording my dreams and goals on paper, I am setting in motion the process of what I want the next ten years to be.
As Mandino said “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand”
Dream as if you’ll live forever… live as if you’ll die today “James Dean