It's been over 5 months since my last post. A lot's happened in that time and my direction's changed. This blog will now become a chronicle of goal attainment in general.
For those who've followed my blog, I'd completely abandoned my weight loss goal from the beginning of the year. Not because I didn't want to lose weight but because my wife had back surgery again. For those who don't know her background, this is the third "set" of surgeries. The last time she needed surgery three times and came as close to dying as she ever has because of a nasty staff infection in the wound. This surgery was more complex than the last so my entire focus was on her, getting her past the healing stage, all while taking care of my almost bed-ridden grandmother. Goal achievement and weight loss was the furthest thing from my mind. I know, not an exuse but the truth.
She’s doing very well finally. In a little less than two weeks she starts physical therapy. Now that I’ve had time to relax and don’t have worry about her health, I started thinking about my goals and ultimately what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Surprisingly, I think I have it figured out for the first time in my life.
I talked with a close and old friend last night about this very thing. It’s not enough for me or him to just do something well to make money. It’s not enough or at least not enough to turn into a burning desire. I realized that I need to do something that both makes me money and
helps people. By helping people in some manner, the endeavor then becomes more than just a job or just a way to make money. It becomes a guiding force where what I do is also a journey helping people and, as a byproduct, I make a living.That
should be everyone’s ideal job. Something they’re passionate about, something they look forward to doing every day, and something that they can make a living at.
Because it comes down to a single question that everyone should ask themselves. Are you happy in the career you’re in right now? If the answer is no, you’re in the wrong career. Guess what I discovered over the last couple years? I’m in the wrong career.
Over the next five years I plan to change that. This blog’s going to document that journey along with my discoveries focusing on helping people attain any goal they can think of through practical, time-honored, research-based step-by-step methods.
If I had only known a fraction of what I know now 25 years ago, my life could have been very different…
On this journey a good friend of mine will be joining me. He’ll also be updating this blog with his thoughts and ideas from time to time.
It’s good to be back :)Choose again.