I was thinking yesterday afternoon on my drive home and I have had this weird phenomena going on in my life here lately. I keep creating goals, and before I ever get that goal accomplished, I have set another goal, so that once I do get to the first goal, I am already fully involved in the chase for the new goal, and do not give the fact I have attained the first goal its due justice. For example, when I went back to school, my only goal was to get an Associate Degree and go be a paralegal somewhere. Before I ever got finished with that goal, I had already determined I needed to get a Bachelors Degree. So when time came for my graduation ceremony for my Associates, I had to be threatened by my wife and mom to convince me to walk for it. I seriously had decided that the Associates wasn't my end goal, so why acknowledge it? I am starting to have the same problem with my Bachelors Degree coming up. I am a little more than a month away from finals, and a month and a week from graduation, and I just can't get excited about it because I have been accepted to law school. Will I be excited? Yeah I guess, I will be the first person in my family to get a college degree. I really was focused hard and happy that the degree was coming down the pike up until I got the law school notice, and now, it is just kind eeehhhh to me. I think that new goal setting is important, it keeps us from stagnating, but I don't know that not properly acknowledging the achievement of the first goal is a good or healthy thing. For instance, I lost a 100 pounds! I am happy and grateful, but that wasn't my end goal, I want to get to 185. I want to get a flat belly, I want to run a half marathon now. So 100 pounds lost, got a day I guess, but now I have a whole new set of goals. I have to wonder, what happens when I get these goals? I know one thing, law school had probably better be the end of the line for my school goals, cause Kathy is likely to kill me if I go into a Masters program or shoot for a PhD! She has taken it on the chin every time I tell her I decided to go a step further in my education, so I am thinking any further will result in my bodily harm!
do ya'll find yourself not properly giving the achievement of your goals their just deserts? I am going to start working on making a bigger deal out of goal achievements and for an appropriate amount of time. Starting with my Bachelors graduation I think. I am putting my law school excitement on the back burner today and I am going to be joyfully anticipating the conferral of a Bachelors Degree right now!