Long Term Goals

This is the third part of my series on Productivity. To start at the beginning, you can begin here.

So after reviewing and updating my mission, my next step was my long-term goals.

I have a file that includes my long-term goals going back at least two decades. Why? Because it helps me to see how my goals have morphed and changed over the years. It helped me to realize what has withstood the test of time and what was just a momentary glitch. Now I have a better feel for what is my goal and what is my response to someone else’s agenda.

• My life has room for my chosen family
• Financial independence
• Innovative and successful software solutions business
• Beautiful, welcoming and nurturing home
• Pagan monastery and temple
• Spiritual, sustainable and healthy lifestyle
• Share my writings, music, art and message with a wider audience

Over the next week or so, I am going to write more about each of these goals and share my annual goals under each of them. My plan is to publicly commit to these annual goals and to review my progress toward completing them throughout the year. We will see what actually happens. One thing I already know is that I need to work on the wording for my long-term goals. Since I usually review them every quarter, I may just wait till the next review to modify them. We will see how that works out.

I am a little nervous about exposing my inner working and my fear about being judged negatively by others is raising its head as well. But I think that this process can be helpful for me even if no one else finds it interesting or helpful. Although admittedly, I do hope others will not only join my journey but also participate in the ongoing discussion. And of course, I definitely welcome suggestions and advice all along the way.

And so I welcome all of you to join me, because … now begins our journey.

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Lisha Sterling (not verified) | Sun, 03/30/2008 - 5:32pm

I wandered over here after reading your intro over at Drupalchix. I was so thrilled to read about someone running a Web development company and working as an active priestess. Your inner process externalized is a ministry to others as well as to yourself. It allows you to see into your own head not only today, but next year and the year after, and it also blesses us with inspiration and support. Thank you for doing it. :)


Ketzirah Carly (not verified) | Sun, 01/27/2008 - 10:38am

It looks like I'm here. I finally managed to concisely write a mission statement for myself. Now I guess I need to write some goals. I'm not really good at that part, because as much as I like boundaries and containers -- I also am afraid of boxing myself in.

Time to challenge myself!


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