|Sparky's Goal is to break a sleeping world record....he may succeed!|
When I think of people setting goals, I first think about how I set myself up for disappointment because inevitably I focus on whether or not the goal is done rather than getting done. It's a bad mind-set to say the least, but I did start thinking about things that I assume are tasks I want to get done. If I start thinking about these little things as goals instead, my batting average of completing "goals" will go way up, and thus, I will think more highly of goal setting and achieving.
To start, some really basic goals: 1) graduate from Aveda with above average sales numbers, and 2) organize my makeup obsession into a marketable skill. Now, none of these two things have huge outside-reliant factors (for example, I didn't say "and get a job" or "and do makeup for a wedding party") because I'm trying to show that goals I set myself that can be completed by myself are totally do-able. So I have to do my work and do it well, and I have to organize my collection into useable and unusable (on guests at least) products and package them to be portable for location use--that's all stuff I can do...more importantly, it's all stuff that I will be doing whether it's a goal or a want. That is how you twist psychology to your advantage, my makeup-obsessed friends, semantics!
Obviously, there are other goals that take more time to work towards and things that can't all be done in one fell swoop (such as return to roughly one post per day on this blog), so for just now, I'm sticking with basics and positive thinking.
How am I going to achieve these goals, you ask? Well....