It took me a long time to realize that if I don’t ever take my turn, I may never get a chance to do the things I want to do.
I’ve been a caregiver my whole adult life. I’ve devoted my life to helping others.
It wasn’t planned.
It’s not my career.
I’m not in the medical field.
I was the one who was available, willing and able.
I don’t regret it. I’ve taken care of 3 special people in my life. I’ve gotten to know them on a much deeper level than I would have otherwise.
I’m still a full time caregiver, but I’m also finding time to do “my thing.” It was just a matter of finding something I wanted to do, and a way to get it done.
How did I do it?
Slowly. One step at a time. Here’s what it takes …
What’s the big picture? Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? This is the time to dream big about what could be. Make a list of your best visions. Then, pick one.
Goals are the success steps along the way to your vision. Goals are S.M.A.R.T.
Specific – Clearly define all the details of your goal.
Measurable – How will you know when you’ve completed your goal?
Attainable – Do you have the knowledge and resources to reach your goal?
Realistic – Is this something that’s possible? Is your goal based in facts?
Timely – When will the goal be accomplished? Include a date in your goal.
What steps does it take to reach your goal? How long will each take? What do you need to do every month? Week? Day?
Now that you know what to do, it’s time to get to work. Once you start, keep going. It’s much easier to keep the momentum than it is to start over.
Celebrate small successes along the way. It will keep you motivated and feeling good along your journey.
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Marilyn Kvasnok is a home based, online network marketer, helping others to generate serious income on the internet. As the Internet evolves, she's constantly sorting thru the tools to find the ones that work. And she's sharing them with you.