I was watching an interview the other night with Ted Turner, He had said something that Made something click in my head. It was all about Goal setting. He mentioned that his father had said to him always set your goals high and keep creating them, Ted had mentioned that his father felt he never set his goals high enough and in the end it led to his suicide. That is a bit extreme, but it made me think of the importance of goals. Alot of the time we move through life in our daily grind that we don't bother to ask for what we want in life. We get too caught up in doing everything for everyone else and when times get tough, we look around and say, what have I accomplished, what am I doing with my life, I know first hand as an artist in the animation industry and knowing how nomadic of a life it is, it is important to set goals. First look at what is is you have and appreciate that. Because alot of the time, you may have the success(not monetarily) that you think you want. A house,a car, kids,wife, girlfriend, health, friends
good pets,you eat what you want, you enjoy music, a hot shower in the morning, a cup of coffee makes you happy. It is always the small things that we have that are the most important and often the most meaningful. So it is important from time to time to set up some new goals, have a new focus, It will inspire you and create excitement when you feel you have nothing exciting to look forward too. You may even realize that you have everything you truly wanted in your life, but you need to take the first step and look. So start small, write down on Monday what you would like to accomplish this week, It may be going out and sketching on your lunch just one day, It may be cleaning that closet you stare at everyday and groan about the mess. Small steps, make them happen, accomplish your goals and set up some big ones, and once you've achieved those, because you will in time. Start all over, make life fun, happy and exciting. Remember your dreams and wishes when you were younger, the things you wanted to be and do. Don't forget! Be thankful that you weren't someone trampled to death on black Friday in a walmart, be thankful that you weren't in a tourist spot in India when terrorist decided to attack, Be thankful that you woke up today and walked, you can see, you can hear. When you look at the scheme of things, Reality, you have nothing to bitch about. Just look!