Monday, April 11, 2011

Balancing immediate needs against long term goals


For the past year my life has been a constant struggle and test in how to balance short term or immediate needs with long term desires and goals. There are some days where it just doesn't seem possible to balance them out because one is more demanding than the other. And then there is the balancing act of other people's opinions on which one should get more attention, and how to respond to those people when I make a choice that doesn't agree with them.
This week, more than most weeks, I have to find that happy medium, and balance long and short term goals. Or maybe there won't be a happy medium? Maybe trying to compromise the two things will mean jeopardizing my opportunities?
I am grateful to be the kind of person who can see both long and short term. I find I even struggle to get along with people who can't see both pictures. (Especially when the picture is of my own life.) (Or worse, when the person can't see beyond their one role in the bigger picture.)
But it is what it is- a balancing act. A test of patience, endurance, understanding, and clarity. A refining test of faith and trust.
So be patient with me friends and family as I make important decisions this week. I know that every major choice ahead of me this week affects both my long and short term needs. I have faith that I've made the right choices in the past, put the right wheels in motion, and have done my best to reach both goals.
Now it is time to just wait and see what will happen.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:09 PM

    You will be fine. Think everything through and do what you think is best for you.

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