Ever since the 3rd grade, I’ve wanted to be a fashion designer. My paper dolls were catwalk ready, and I demanded my first subscription to Vogue for my 9th birthday.
I even went to one of the best apparel design schools in Seattle, where I spent two years of my life slaving over a hot sewing machine.
Life took a different turn, and that’s a story for another time.
But that dream never went away.
At least once a year I say to myself, “This is it! Now’s the time to launch my line of luxurious handbags for handbag addicts”
Then I spend a wild afternoon drinking tea and making big plans to launch my handbag line.
Kim Kardashian won’t wear anything else and her personal stylist is ordering them by the crate. Jennifer Lopez keeps calling for a meeting – and boy is she PERSISTENT! – but I’m not sure I’ll have time to see her between New York Fashion Week and the Paris Shows where I’ve got a front row seat.
And even though I’ve got my outfit all picked out for the runway show, you know what I don’t do? Sew. The very thing I need to do to get started!
I don’t launch. I don’t move forward.
Why? Because “launching a line of handbags” is a wish for me – not a goal. It’s fun to think about, but it’s not something I’m willing to take action on.
It’s okay to have dreams that are wishes, and dreams that are legitimate goals.
The important thing is to know the difference.
What’s your one goal this month? Now put it on your Whip List.