Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Struggling with Setting Goals?

If you are someone that has consistenly struggled to set goals in any aspect of your life, work, family life, or your health and fitness than this post is for you.

What if you looked in the post box one day and found a letter to you written by your goals! Pretty crazy right? That letter might resemble the following and is something I stumbled upon not too long ago:

Dear John,

You probably already know what this letter is about. You've seen it coming; I know you have. It's about us, John. It's over. I'm leaving you!

I've hung on as long as I could. You've got to give me credit for that. I mean, the way you swept me off my feet and talked lovingly about the future we would have together. I have waited so long for your embrace, your attention, and your love.

Why have you neglected me? Why have you made so many excuses? Your inaction and addiction to procrastination is tearing me apart. I simply must move on!

For years, I would get so excited every time you talked about the business we were going to start, the places we were going to visit, and the home on the water where we could watch the sun set every night. My heart would pitter-patter every time you talked about me to other people, only to be let down once again because you were afraid.

John, what are you afraid of? It's only me! I am your hopes, dreams, and goals. I wanted you as much as you wanted me, but you have left me no choice. I simply must move on!

Please do not attempt to talk your way out of this. The years of indecision and lack of discipline tell me everything I need to know. If you really—and I mean REALLY—wanted me, you would have found a way for us to be together.

I am tired of having my hopes soar so high just to just to see them dashed. I simply must move on!

Time is marching by without us, and my greatest fear is suddenly becoming visible on the horizon. I am so afraid that we could come to the end of our lifetime and never have the chance to really know one another. It breaks my heart to even entertain this thought, but I simply must move on!

Like the Genie that grants three wishes, I wanted to give you your heart's desire. All I wanted, needed, and asked for was your attention, your devotion, and your willingness to work hard for me. If that was too much to ask for, then I'm sorry. I simply must move on!

All things of value must be earned, and I've grown tired of your excuses and lack of patience. On numerous occasions, I was within your grasp, but you quit too soon. Why did you leave me when you were so close?

I'll let you in on a little secret. Every day I would call out to you, “I am your goal, here I am, come and get me!” I'm curious. Did you ever hear me? I repeated this question day after day, month after month, and year after year. But now, I've grown tired of hearing that the timing is not right, that you're tired, or that someday you'll get around to it.

It's now time that I get around to it myself and find someone who is committed, focused, and proactive. I simply must move on!

On behalf of all of your hopes, dreams, and desires, there is something you should know about us. We will never fail you, nor will we ever let you down. The main reason why we have not embraced one another is that you have failed us by not taking action! Why?


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