Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Setting Goals

I've been thinking about goals a lot this week. I'm in the middle of our on-air fundraiser at work, so there's a lot of talk about various monetary and listenership goals.

Then I read a Starbucks "The Way I See It" quote. Nothing quite like an espresso-laced latte at 5:15 in the morning to bring clarity to your life. The quote said "...stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities."

I think that's actually pretty profound. Think about all the things you would do if you considered your dreams as probabilities for your life. Would you travel more? Live in a different country? Learn another language? Give up more of your time and money for the poor and unloved? Read more? Watch TV less? Cultivate a new hobby? The list is endless.

With that idea in mind, I've decided to set a goal and believe that I "will" accomplish it. It may sound a little crazy and many of you may still be of the mindset that it can't be done. But I will forge on. My goal is to bake a list of items starting with each letter of the alphabet. :)

Feel free to submit suggestions.
And yes, I'll be considering some more "lofty" goals as well.


Mindy said...

are you really intending to 'bake' a list of items with each letter of the alphabet or was that supposed to be 'make'? Because baking them all would be much more impressive of an accomplishment in and of itself. :-)

Laurie said...

Yes, "bake" is correct. The first thing I'll tackle is Apple Pie Cupcakes. And yes, I already have plans for my "Q" and "X" recipes.

Ulovebeth said...

z for zucchini bread.
o for oatmeal cookies
p for peanut butter pie
b biscotti.

Just a few random ones to add my two cents.

gL said...

If you need a place to deposit some of these goodies I know 3 strapping handsome men that could help you out! ;)

Alyssa said...

Ooo that sounds fun!

Tesa said...

How intriguing! I hope that you will post your selections for each letter- and pictures would be great, too... so there, now, you will have no lack of blogging material for quite a while!

Jennifer said...

c for chocolate cake
d for couble chocolate cake
e for espresso chocolate cake
f for fudge cake
g for gooey chocolate cake
h for hi i'm laurie and make the best chocolate cake
i for i just can't get enough chocolate cake
j for just for jennifer chocolate cake

just a few ideas....

Phil said...

P for PIE I like only two kinds of PIE, hot or cold. So if you could PLEASE PROMPTLY PASS the PIE to PHIL that would be very PLEASING.