Friday, June 10, 2011

It's the little things that count!

In the beginning of each week, I write a goal list to be completed by the end of the week. It’s written on a special pretty pink paper and has “Goal List” printed at the top. I call it a goal list because it makes me feel super accomplished when I get to cross something off. Usually, the list consists of things that have to be paid, or homework that has to be done. Reading the first section in chapter 11 made me feel like the little goals in life should be bigger like Michelle Kwan’s goal. What I called goals, are more like incentives that lead up to real goals. For example, every time I write “pay my credit card” I think it’s a goal because I will not have a late fee, and I won’t have to pay more money. In reality, paying my credit cards on time will help me keep my good credit, which would make it easier for me to buy a house or lease a car or whatever I have to do in the future (the real goals). Even though I know the title to my list is wrong now, I’ll probably still keep it the same because it makes me feel like I am really doing something with my life.


  1. Its a start. Little goals or subgoals make up one big goal. Paying credit card payments on time gives good credit so that you can eventually buy your first home. Good luck.

  2. I enjoyed this post. I also make lists of little things that need to get done. Every night before I go to sleep I make a to-do list of goals I need to accomplish the next day. I usually write them in the order they need to be done. Therefore, there is not a task that is forgotten and my day is also more productive than it would be without the to-do list of goals.

  3. I wish I could write myself a list every week. I think it's great that you can do that. I always try to be organized and plan things out but when it comes down to it I just never follow through. I am really going to make an effort to try to use a list this week, maybe if I do it once I'll be able to keep doing it.