Be Careful, Sis. Keep Your Goals to Yourself.

So, the other day, a group of ladies and I were discussing degrees and pathways of life we wish to pursue. We were talking about what we wanted to do with our careers from this point forward. I explained that I completed some degree programs, but I am unsure about what I truly want to do right now. Keywords “right now”. I stated that I have an idea but not a definitive decision yet. And that’s where I wasn’t being one hundred percent honest.

The truth is that I know exactly what I want to do with my life. Wait… allow me to rephrase that. I know exactly what I’m going to do with my life, but it’s not necessarily everyone’s business.

We have to know when to be quiet and how to be mindful of how much of our goals to disclose to others.

When I spoke of not knowing what I wanted to do, I was actually referring to my short-term goals. That is where my uncertainty lies. I’m working toward accomplishing them while also being fully aware that they are not my highest potential. I have a good job, but there’s other fields I wish to explore. I need to explore the right one to be happy while using it as a pastime as I continue to work on my long-term goals.

My short-term goals involve working in corporate America. My long-term goals include being self-sufficient.

My hesitancy and avoidance of sharing my plans with the ladies was nothing personal. I don’t have any issues with them, nor do I believe that they have any types of ill intent against me.

It’s just my choice to keep certain information to myself until it comes to fruition.

While I’m all about manifesting and speaking life into my dreams, I also believe in working on some of them behind the scenes. Everything doesn’t need to be shared with others. I like to work at my own pace, and being pressured or questioned about my goals doesn’t necessarily help me.

I must guard my dreams and goals, and more importantly, never stop working hard toward them. In due time, the things I am working on will be available for public view if I choose to allow them to, but in the meantime, they’re confidential. I am going to continue working my day job, living life, and smashing my goals privately because everything doesn’t need to be announced.

I believe people should finish their goals first, and then they can scream it out loud to the world. Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment!

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