The difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline– that’s what I keep learning:)
It’s 5 : 04 PM on day 721 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast, drink coffee by myself, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature, work and watch TV.
Today I realized that if I was going to be successful in my quest to be independent I had to create a plan where I was required to achieve a particular goal by a specific date it worked great for me when I was raising money to build a well – I pictured what it would look like when it was complete, figured out how much it would cost to build and figured out how much I would have to raise daily to reach the fundraising target - so I’m using it to achieve my personal goals. Take a look:
Timeline to complete all the things I need to do to become physically independent 3
Goals to be achieved by 31 December 2012:
- To brush my teeth by myself [properly, leaning over a sink without any help]
- To type with both hands
Goals to be achieved by 31 December 2013
- To undress and redress myself
- To bathe myself
- To push myself around on my wheelchair
- To get in and out of bed by myself
- To go to the bathroom by myself
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