If you could achieve 1 goal in 24 hours

I love Brian Tracy (his book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time is one of my favorites to use with students or anyone struggling with procrastinating.)

So, my question is this — if you could achieve 1 goal in 24 hours what would it be.  You know, I have several but it would probably be a tie between losing the remaining 40 pounds of weight I am going to get off or publishing my first book.

Writing down goals and working steadily towards them is one of the cornerstones of my own life.  The other day, I had someone describe a goal as a “pathway to dissapointment.”

I guess this is because so many people in the world are talkers — we all talk about what we want to do.  But we have to sit down and DO IT.  One of my goals is to be “To be a successful, highly sought after author and speaker who inspires people to be their best,” (copied directly from one of my goals in toodledo).  Part of that is I blog and share inspirational thoughts.

It is 1:24 in the morning as I'm working on this post.  You see, so many of us (myself included) we want the success:  it might be monetary, it might just be reaching that kid no one else has reached… but we want it.  Are we going to pay the price? 

I've been working out for two weeks now using the Couch to 5K app on my itouch.  If I follow this plan 3 days a week for 9 weeks I'm supposed to be able to run a 5K at the end without stopping!  It takes a commitment and dedication – I had to run the other day and the gnats were so bad they were flying in my ears and up my nose! However, the goal is that I want to be healthy.  My metabolism changed and I can sit around and whine, but you know what – my best days are ahead of me, and I can drag myself out there and run off this weight and eat right!  No whining, just moving ahead.

So, let me ask you again, if you had one goal that you could accomplish in 24 hours – what would it be?  And, what are you going to do to start NOW!?  Now!  Why wait?

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Dianne Miller December 3, 2013 - 2:01 pm

I want to create my own blog

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