Yesterday, I decided to put on hold teaching group fitness classes because I had met the goal I set two years ago of learning to teach and being added to a regular schedule at a few facilities. Recently, I realized my lack of motivation to take my class to the next level was a sign that it was time for me to reassess this goal and perhaps move-on to another. So here I am again figuring-out what goals to set for 2013 and beyond not just to have but more importantly to achieve for the purpose and meaning they will serve. As I mature, the fear of regret and not the fear of failure is what motivates me.
I have always wanted to be in the entertainment business in some capacity but reality overcame dreams and I went on to do what I should: graduated from college, secured a job, continued working until after getting married and started a family. Now I’m at a crossroads in life where I will surely regret not pursuing my dreams and making them happen no matter how outrageous they may seem versus living life passively.
My first goal of 2013 is to ensure that my goals are aligned with my dreams. I’m not sure how I am going to get from here to there but I will remind myself of the other recent goal I set where at one point it seemed impossible. I have ideas but, again, ideas are only ideas until we create a roadmap of action to make these ideas reality. My first step in making this dream a reality is putting it out there and making myself more accountable than if it were still in my mind and shared with only a few friends…..
One action item I am considering is entering a figure competition. Entering the competition would serve two purposes: it would be my way of making a point to pursue our dreams no matter what and where we are in life as a woman/Mom and possibly provide a platform into entertainment….This idea/goal seems outrageous to me right now but I can’t help hearing the quote “If it doesn’t scare you, the dream isn’t big enough” so I suppose this dream falls into that category and now that it’s out, though scary, makes it a little bit more real :)…