Turning Dreams into Plans

I hope that everyone enjoyed their time off from school the last few weeks! I know I enjoyed the time away from work. Now I am back and refreshed, ready for another fun and full semester with all my troops!

During my time off I was reading a great little book called, “Where will you be five years from today?” It looks like this:

I will be honest – it’s one of the more motivating books that I have read. Gives a great perspective and specific instructions as to what might need to be done today in preparation for tomorrow.

Something that is specifically discussed in the book are goals – what they are, why you should have some, and why you need to write them down and review them regularly! So, I decided to do just that. And since it’s suggested to review them regularly – I wanted to make mine something I would always enjoy looking at. J I am happy with my project, and it motivated me so much that now I want to share it with you!

I started with a list – the first one was long and I gave that list a week while I pondered and considered, “What is most important to me to accomplish at this point in my life.?” Another suggestion given in the book to is make your goals as specific as possible. In doing so, you make the chances greater of accomplishing the goal. After a week I went back over my list, made it as specific as I could – and then I went at it!

Here are a couple of pictures of my goals sheet – now hanging in my bedroom so I look at it every morning and night!

I decided to put an inspiration quote in the middle of mine for encouragement. The original quote reads, “She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” I just re-worded mine slightly.

Here is a close-up of two of my goals:

And here is my completed project after a few cups of joe.

I am pretty excited about my goals sheet! I really like the way that it turned out – it makes me happy when I look at it – and I have been thinking about each of my goals individually since I put it up. Most of them have at least been started or I am in the process of doing research or finding out more information.

I would love to hear from others about how they chose and achieve their goals. What are your goals for 2014? I want to hear from you! Email me!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Yours in Girl Scouting,


Erin Hueter is the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska blog contributor and an outreach specialist for the Council.

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