Friday, December 28, 2007

Goals and remembering

As the year comes to an end, I am again thinking about my goals for the coming year. I have some already in my head but I think I need more. So far most of mine are general and I do want to pin myself down to some specific ones. You don’t want to just have those “ Miss America” goals like; “ I want to do good things for good people and be a sugary sweet person blah blah blah. “ Goals need to be specific and measurable. That is something I learned in Management class. They must also be achievable so no goals of becoming the next President although I do think I am as good of a candidate as the ones we have. Wait, I am not worth 208 million dollars.

This year all my goals are going to be positive. I want to start things and do things and go places. In the past all of mine have been negative like lose weight, Stop doing this or that or be less of something. In general I want to make a positive impact on the world. I know, I am only one person but a little positive change is better than no change at all. If everyone does one positive thing then maybe we will see it. This sounds over simplistic but I do think it is possible. If you don’t believe me think of the opposite side of the coin:

As most of you know, yesterday’s terrible tragedy is Pakistan was felt around the world. Bhutto’s death was caused by one person . I know there were others behind it but one person carried out the suicide mission. If one person can make such a negative impact, why can’t one person make a positive one? I think it deserves a try. Rather than dwell on this lets think of positive things we can all do today. Lets remember She who worked for peace in the world and do what we can to keep her work alive.

Have a great day,


just me said...

Great thoughts there. I like the way you put things in perspective. I got to say too, that's an amazing bass(?) you got there in that pic....

Janice Thomson said...

Excellent post Greg. If one looked at everything in a more positive manner more results would ensue.

Wanda said...

Oh Greg, this is a very great post. I agree...if each of us did just ONE kind deed a day...what a difference we could make in this world..:)

snowelf said...

That's exactly how I feel...I don't want to put energy towards negative things, instead, I'm so much of an optimist lately, I'm freaking myself out. ;)

I am expecting wonderful things in the next year. I don't know why, but I also predict that 2008 will be a wonderful year.


Kerri said...

Greg...count me as one you've already made a postive impression on :)

This is a FANTASTIC Post! If everyone tried to be more postive and less negative the world would indeed be a better place!

Angie said...

Great post! I love the idea of making a "positive" resolution. Good point.

Kristen said...

I love your idea of positive resolutions! I was all set to do the typical resolutions, but now I'm going to rethink them. I agree that one person can make so much difference. I like to think that God works through me in little ways to help others and that those little things may seem small, but they make a difference.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm very jealous of your greenhouse. :-)

Gardener Greg said...

Thank you everyone.

Just me, It was a bass and we let it go so it may still be swimming around the ocean.

Janice and Wanda, I think it does make a differenc. We may never know how much though.

Snow, We only have so much energy. I hate to waste it on negative things.

Kerri, you made my day with that comment. Thank you.

Angie and Kristen lets hope we make our resolutions but even if we fall short, we have improved if they were positive.

Thanks everyone

Beth said...

great post Greg. You have such a way with words and expressing what you feel.

Happy New Year friend!

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