Over the last 3 months, I’ve developed a stellar morning routine that involves reading various personal development/self-help/personal growth type books. All these books talked about goals and dreams. I’ve encountered a lot of people who want to “break free of corporate America” and own their own business. Which if that’s what you want to do, great. Put in the hard work, make it happen. Those are not my dreams. I like being a bedside nurse. I like taking care of people. I like having a job where I clock in, do my work, clock out and go home.
I dream of being a wife and mother. I dream of being a homemaker. I dream of matching Christmas PJs and Sunday movie nights with my family. I dream of maintaining a simple career as a bedside nurse.
As I read these different personal development books I struggled so much with feeling like my dreams and goals were inadequate. I struggled so much with feeling like my dreams were too simple, and felt like I should want more. Over time I realized that I was comparing. I was comparing my dreams to the dreams of others. I had to realize that my simple dreams were my dreams, and that made them beautiful.
Now, taking your dreams and making a plan to make them come true is a goal, and I think goals are important. But again, if your goals are simple that is okay. There is nothing wrong with you and you are not inadequate if you don’t have goals to build a business.
I was reading something from Rachel Hollis about dreams and goals and such. She encouraged you to write your goals as if they are already true. It changes your mindset. Here are a few of my goals.
I am debt free
I am an exceptional wife.
I am a compassionate nurse.
I am a generous friend.
I am a patient mother.
Just a few ideas. You don’t have to want to own a million dollar company. You don’t have to want to build an empire. Your simple dreams and goals do not make you any less worthy. Your simple dreams and goals are just as beautiful and important as someone else’s loftier goals, what matters is that they are important to you.