I had an aha moment last weekend while watching a TV show when one of the characters talked about what a bad cook his dead wife had been. He said that she made pancakes for breakfast every Sunday morning but that they were always awful. When asked why she continued to make them his response was that she wanted them to be the type of family that ate pancakes for breakfast on Sundays.
The comment really resonated with me because I think it's a good description for why we do the things that we do. Don't we make our choices based on the type of lives that we want? We study because we want to be educated. We work hard because we want to be successful. We make the beds every day because we want our homes to be clean and organized. We cook dinner because we want to be the type of family that eat meals together. We exercise because we want our bodies to be strong and healthy. We save money because we want to have a nest egg. All of the things that we do have a purpose. It is our choices that create our lives for us. Small decisions made day after day add up and we become the person that we want to be.
Make the right choices. Set your goals and then keep them in mind as you go about your day.
Do you set goals for yourself? Do you have any advice that you want to share?