Be stubborn about your goals…

Quote by William A Donohue

Today I wanted some time to write, I booked Daddy to step in for a cheeky hour so that I could edit and do all those ‘concentrating’ bits without J pulling for my attention. Time to write was my goal – the method however turned out very different. J doesn’t nap anymore (*biggest parent sigh ever) and this morning we hit the shops for some new shoes for his ever growing feet, on the journey home a miracle occurred – J fell to snoozy sleep in the car. After your first week of being a parent the phrase ‘never wake a sleeping baby’ is sacred and should be treated with extra tip toe care – this 100% extends to toddlers. So, with this is mind I’m now sitting on our drive way, tanning my legs out of the car door, achieving my goal of writing and in the back of the car is my snug content little dude. This example is exactly what I think this quote is about.

My bestie and her boyfriend set three mini goals a day. The method of how they achieve them is fluid. It’s a winning formula that so many of us miss because ‘that’s not how we saw it in our heads’…whilst hesitating your objective can be easily lost.

If like me you’re slightly obsessed with lists then you too will know that ticking them off is satisfactory but how you reach them is immaterial to the satisfaction of the flick of the tick.

That’s not to say you should ever sacrifice your goal or dreams, no matter how big they are.If you’re house hunting for a three bedroom house in a particular area with a specific price range – that’s what you want. Don’t shift – stay stubborn. It’s nearly always worth a drop of patience for the things you really want in life, but as the quote suggests flexibility in the method may mean you actually purchase a four bedroom house for the price and in the location of your previous goal…who doesn’t want a little more space?

This week take things as fluid as you can, set goals from emptying the laundry basket to world domination but don’t worry or get caught up with the minor details about how you arrive at your destination, sometimes things work out much better the way you never intended, for example I now have tanned legs and another post written. (tick)



50 thoughts on “Be stubborn about your goals…

  1. I am aiming for world domination but it seems a touch more challenging than first expected πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But yes, all about the end result as long as you try to enjoy the journey too! #MarvMondays

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  2. Love this! Love you’re writing whilst sunning your legs as the toddler sleeps – needs must! Also love the setting three mini goals a day – I’m so going to apply that to my life from now on s thank you for the tip! Here’s to more toddler naps for you lovely xx #MarvMondays

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  3. I’m really glad I found your blog on Marv Mondays! I think it’s top advice and being a bit spontaneous (not something I’m naturally good at but) taking opportunities when they arise can help reach the destination. #marvmondays

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  4. I am going to steal the three mini goals a day idea, I think that could work for me (as long as I don’t get to 8pm and those three goals turn into have three glasses of wine as fast as you can).


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  5. I’m list obsessed and love nothing more than ticking and crossing things off. I also love you “be stubborn” advice. We’re vaguely looking for a house and it’s reminded me to go for what we actually want and not settle!

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  6. Ohh I love the idea of setting 3 mini goals a day. My problem is patients.. I have none. When I want to accomplish something I have to do it “right this second” or I’m sure that it will never get done. Thank you for reminding me that it will get accomplished.. Some how! #MarvMondays

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  7. Oh I love this! I can totally relate to it. I was just thinking about this flexible approach to achieving the goals I set myself this week, so your post has sort of sewn-up my thoughts for me. That quote is so true and I love your explanation of it. I shall share this for others to benefit from your wisdom πŸ™‚ Alison x #ablogginggoodtime

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  8. Love that quote! It’s so true and I completely agree with everything you said. You’re right, sometimes we get stuck on the way we imagined something to go and find it hard to realise there are other ways. The end result is what matters! #ablogginggoodtime

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  9. This is such a good quote, I’ll be using this one as a reminder to myself. And how great that you got a little unplanned sun!

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  10. Love this. I will do anything for the satisfaction of a tick! In fact I’ve been known to write lists that include things I know I’ve already done just so that I can tick them! πŸ˜‚ x #Dreamteam

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  11. Great advice as always – are you some sort of Shamen/buddha/wise magical lady as I just can’t get enough of this stuff!!!! I will try and adopt the 3 mini goals a day thing and as I love a list too this should be quite easy to incorporate! Great work on getting your writing time anyhow, anyway. xx #ablogginggoodtime

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  12. I love this – I’ve been thinking about goals a lot more recently but agree with you, it’s important not to be such a stickler for how you reach them. Fab post as always and thank you for joining in with #dreamteam xx

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  13. I love this concept. I’m an avid list maker like you and I agree, at the end of the day all that counts is that tick off the sheet and with little ones, you definitely have to be flexible, or fluid as you put it as to how you get there πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

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