I had a brilliant meeting with my partner this afternoon. All of the ‘self-improvement’ books I’ve been reading recently say that to be successful you need to have a clear vision of what you want your work and lifestyle to be in the future. One of the tips is to imagine where you want to be in five years time and then decide what you can be doing right now to work towards it. As a small example one of the things that I’ve said in my 5-year goal is that our house is tidy and uncluttered, a calm place to relax in. Well, there’s lots that I can do to get to that – how about starting with doing a bit of uncluttering? I could make a list of all the things that I think need doing to get the house as I would want it and start working through it. Make sense?
Where does today’s meeting come in? Well, I realised that I’d been doing all this dreaming of where I want to be in the future but hadn’t actually asked my partner how he felt about that vision. What if he was dreaming up something entirely different (hopefully not living with a tall brunette, seeing as I’m rather short and fair…). So a couple of days ago I asked him to give it some thought and this afternoon we sat down to go through it together. And you know what? He was completely happy with what I had written down (no bossing from me, honestly). Goes to show that we’re on the same wavelength.
The outcome of the meeting is a list of things that we need to tackle to move towards our goal. We have another meeting planned for Monday morning to make a more specific action list to work through. Feeling hugely positive as a result of that and can’t wait to start actively working towards our future.