Well, here we go. Still eating well. Yes!
Still not meeting my movement goals.
Might have lost a pound. At least, it looks like I’ve lost about 3 1/2 all together.
Haven’t sorted anything – in fact, I am less organized than ever. 😦
So it occurs to me that my goals are strictly aspirational and maybe not goals at all. What’s the difference you say? From this blog I found this definition:
GOAL: The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
ASPIRATION: A hope or ambition of achieving something.
He goes on to say:
Breaking it down further we see the differences really start to emerge. Goals are objective, measurable, a tangible target to shoot for. Aspiration is similar in that it describes a desired future state. However, that is where the similarity ends with the tests of an aspiration being typically subjective, unmeasurable, and intangible.
Goals are closely linked to the HOW
- fact based
Aspirations are closely tied to the WHY
- feelings based.
Recently, in my work life, I’ve heard people talk about aspirational goals, and kind of thought that was what they meant, but it’s nice to see it spelled out. So I aspire to be a healthy, slim, flexible person with a neat and organized house.
Ok, so I created some goals that will theoretically get me there. Our non-kinky blogger says:
AN ASPIRATION IS ATTAINED OVER TIME ON THE BEDROCK OF MANY GOALS.
Yes. So I guess i do have some goals to support my aspiration. And don’t think this means I’m giving up – I’m really not. I’m just acknowledging that right now my goals are more aspirational than not. I’ll get there. My last doctor’s appointment (yesterday) went well and “my numbers” look good, so that’s still my accomplishment for this week – and good enough.
Most of my life, i aspired to live near the ocean – and look! Here i am! Once i really decided to do it, i just kept moving in this direction until i got here. i think it will be the same with these goals. We’ll see.
And stay tuned – tomorrow, i’ll be back to answering questions.