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Conversation with Myself

May 2nd, 2008 at 06:30 am

So I had a conversation with myself this morning.

Mirror image: You make me sick!!!
Me: What did I do now?
Mirror: Your goals. Are you going to up them or what?
Me: Well, I am still working on some scenarios ?.
Mirror: LIAR!!!!!
Me: Well, they?re very aggressive ?.
Mirror: So we shouldn?t do it because it?s hard?
Me: Well I might fail and it will be in my blog ?
Mirror: This isn?t about them. This is about you and where you want to be.
Me: But?..
Mirror: You got keep on adjusting those goals every time they become achievable.
Me: But?.
Mirror: But nothing!!! How do you think a baby learns to crawl? You put the toy just out of reach. Then the baby twists and turns until he gets the toy. Now, you move it further away. And the baby learns to crawl
Me: These last goals are just in my grasp.
Mirror: Exactly!!! Time to move the line!!!
Staring into the mirror and in my best Rambo voice: GOALS!!! I?m coming to get you!!!
As I was leaving, the mirror: That?s my boy. Keep the focus.

And with that, I am upping my savings goal from 10k to 15k. Yes, a 50% increase.

I am also adding a new goal of saving 4k in college funds for my kids.

This should keep that guy in the mirror happy and off my case, at least for a little while.

June is next month. At the end of the month, we will be half way through the year. Are you on track? Do you need to make your goals more aggressive? What?s holding you back?

You might need to talk to that guy or gal in the mirror. Be careful, they know when your lying and they don?t take excuses.

8 Responses to “Conversation with Myself”

  1. sagegirl Says:

    So instead of the voices in my head, now the mirror might start talking to me? LOL Smile I think it is great and I applaud you for making a bold move. It is inspirational. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Slowlygettingthere Says:

    Ouch... When you put the "june is next month" in...
    Thank you for the gentle nudge Smile.

  3. cashqueen Says:

    Crap, are we almost half way through the year already? I think I'm going to have to buy my 'guy in the mirror' a beer to distract him and loosen him up....

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Heyyy, you were just telling me to pace myself. Is that so you could sprint ahead of me laughing? Smile
    Well, you've goaded me sufficiently. I have a budget surplus I'm saving till AS changes jobs, and if I don't need it to cover a gap in paychecks, I pledge to put most of it--no, ALL of it--toward debt repayment.

    Dang, I just aced myself out of some "mad money." But I'll thank you later, Merch! Smile

  5. merch Says:

    lol ceejay

    I was just looking at my goals and believe that they were all accomplishable. I don't like to get too comfortable. So let's move the line and see what happens.

    For those keeping score at home, this is the third time I have changed my goals for 2008.

  6. Petunia Says:

    Wow, Merch, you're a busy guy this year! You've accomplished an amazing amount, but are still raising the bar for yourself. I might be getting inspired to do a bit more, LOL.

  7. baselle Says:

    Its nice that the voices inside your head help you make money. Big Grin Mine just help me get a window seat on the bus. Big Grin

  8. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hahaha, that mirror guy sure is a harsh taskmaster. But I guess every boat worth its sea salt has a whip-snapping drum beater. Big Grin

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