Sunday, 26 April 2015

5 steps to set my goals and 3,5 dreams

   This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything. I have read plenty of articles about setting goals and reaching them, so I am aware I need an accurate plan, therefore I’m turning on my music and start to dream, certainly without no limits and barriers. All those plans and wishes are coming into my mind: to learn another foreign language, to master Photoshop, to travel here and there, to lose weight, to become a volunteer for an orphanage, to start yoga and dancing classes and many others.....such a mess. It looks like I need to categorize them, so I divide another sheet of paper into 8 sections and entitle them: family, education, career, financial, artistic, attitude, physical, pleasure etc.  After having some order it’s time to establish a priority – I numerate my dreams from 1 to 50 where one is the most reasonable for me. And finally I set deadlines.

My watch shows midnight and my mind defines 3,5 goals for the next three months:

1Eternal problem of losing weight has never become so sharp for me as now. Nearly 5 years ago I had good shapes and was quite satisfied with it, thus it made me lazy and relaxed so I didn't bother myself with training or healthy eating. As a result +5kg, and if you are almost 1,5m high you can understand that 5kg is a big “achievement”. So finally the crucial day has come and I have to say bye to my 5 kg. The goal number one – minus 5 kg.

2Since many years I have been so hopeless cook and actually didn’t suffer much, but 2015 has become my year of changing and I feel a huge need to turn into a cooking expert. Mostly because of the first goal ( I mean willing to loose my 5 kg), but to live without sweets is impossible mission for me, so I have to find the compromise, mine is to cook healthy but delicious sweets – without sugar, butter, oils etc.  The goal number two – 10 healthy but toothsome sweet dishes for daily pleasure.

3. I have never been interested in IT, but this year I realized I have been passing over smth very important. Either we want it or not but IT is the future and as it turned out I am absolutely far from this future, for this reason my third goal is to learn the basic of maintenance of the websites - Web design.


So I am a kindergarten teacher and I love my job a lot, for this reason I always call my group “my kids”, cause those children have made a really long and deep path into my heart and I think my kids are the best in the world (of course =) ). Being 4-5 years old they can count to 150, add, subtract and write; they play theatre, flute and violoncello, they do karate and dance ballet , they can name 20 famous pictures and  artists, recognize the most popular European sightseeing and even tell you the difference between for instance gothic and renaissance style, moreover they do it in fluent English, Spanish or Chinese. Yeah, I am not joking here – they can do even more. And only few weeks ago my goal would have been to teach them reading, but I went to Birkenau recently and that trip had changed my plans completely. Probably everybody has heard those horrible stories about that place, but it was nothing in comparison with the real feeling, when I was walking the same way those poor people did and felt their pain and horror, my guide did a perfect job, cause at the end of the excursion just in front of the main entrance to that death camp I recovered my sight. I realized so clearly that all of that was created by super smart people: scientific, psychologies, mathematics, doctors, lawyers etc., the system was perfectly planned  and worked, they did their job, got money for it, they were returning home to their families, kids and were becoming loving parents and husbands or wives, next morning they started their black duties come? How could it happen? I was nearly crying there, torturing myself for the wrong priorities I had established in teaching. Surely I do educational job, but the priority is still knowledge, facts, materials – the things they will always be able to gain, but the humanity is smth you have to lay at the very beginning, it’s smth that can be lost, can be missed and then the consequences can be too painful, too incorrigible. I taught them to be smart, now I have to teach them how to use their knowledge in a good, positive direction. So my goal is to teach my kids humanity, to make it a compulsory subject in my kindergarten, to create an entire curriculum for it. This will be MY FOR SURE GOAL, so the 4th one in my list. I believe I can do it so I will

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