How Do You Celebrate Achieving a Lifelong Goal?

As most of you are aware, my book is available for download beginning today. This has been such an amazing experience and it’s hard to get across in writing how wonderful it feels to have accomplished this. There just aren’t enough exclamation points on the keyboard!!!!!!!

Honestly this book was a huge effort, but I published it in a relatively short period of time because I wanted to prove to myself that if I put my mind to something, I can do it. I truly believe in the message in my book and I am thrilled with the final product. I don’t think it will disappoint anyone who takes the time to read it.

But I didn’t want to spend a year writing it. As important as it can be to take the time to carefully craft your message, to examine each sentence and determine how it supports the larger picture, the ultimate goal was to produce a finished product. To me, it was more important to have something complete than something perfect. There is no guarantee that if I had spent another 2 months editing that the final product would have been any better.

I think often we get hung up on the mechanics of doing something; we believe that there is one right way or there are certain steps we need to follow. With this book I wanted to break some of the rules I used to believe. I wanted to avoid the things that have held me back from achieving any of my goals. I didn’t want to allow time for fear or self doubt to creep in.

And I did it!

Thriving Not Surviving: Bravely Pursue a Life That Will Blow Your Mind!

My dream of becoming an author has come true! This is just one of many things I will accomplish in the years to come, but it has done something unbelievably important. It has proven I can achieve whatever goal I set for myself. I have climbed my first mountain, but it will not be my last!

Today I am having a party at my house to celebrate. You’re all invited!

What goal would you achieve if you decided today that you would do anything to accomplish it?

40 thoughts on “How Do You Celebrate Achieving a Lifelong Goal?”

  1. Unfortunately I am unable to come to the party as a) my passport has expired and b) I work until 2 p.m. my time. However I will be raising a glass of wine or some other yummy drink in congratulations at 4 p.m. my time as your book launch gets underway. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished! πŸ™‚

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    1. I was really counting on you being there…..I bought all this food….I’m sure I gave you plenty of notice! 😁 but cheers to you and our mutual success! β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

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      1. Wellllllll I tried to apply for a broompass but apparently I was a little late in my request. Orange men fear witches on brooms! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ And I know the food you would have been rolling me out like Virginia in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory only I would not have been blue. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ·πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. My personal and professional goal is that, sometime in the next year, I will be able to supplement my income, in some capacity, with my craft. It doesn’t matter whether it’s with writing or copywriting or maybe anything in between! That’s my goal.
    And, by the way, the book looks great! I can’t wait to start it!

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    1. That’s a great goal! I would suggest you start now… Whatever you want to do, just start and don’t wait to have a solid plan or be ready. You can change course as you go. Once you start you might come up with something you never would have considered! I would love to hear what you think of it! At some point I’ll put out a post asking for honest feedback on the book. I truly hope everyone who reads it takes time to review it on Amazon (that’s crucial for it to get noticed) but I’d also like more detailed feedback from other writers. This is not going to be my last book and so it would be very valuable to get the opinion of people here!

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  3. Heyyyy congrats Dee!! This is sooo exciting!! But hey…. If I can make a suggestion, I’d put share the link to get your book in this post!!

    I’ll be back to party, a little later (just up from a much needed nap)

    Congratulations again, Gorgeous! Enjoy the satisfactory moment, and keep that victory dance going for a while πŸ™‚ Muuuuuuuuuah!!

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    1. Hmm interesting. The link to the book is in the post but it doesn’t come through on reader…Only if you pick “visit site”… I’ll have to see if I can fix that! Thanks for pointing that out! I’m done partying…I’m exhausted πŸ˜‚

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      1. I plead guilty!! I try to visit your blogs directly as often as I can, but when I am in a catch up session, I do use the Reader πŸ˜‰ And it didn’t show up there… Glad I could help πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. You’re reading it? ❀️❀️ I can’t wait to hear what you think! I just had my book launch party…It was pretty amazing. The proof for the paperback got here about an hour before so I actually had a copy of the book to share! 😁

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      1. Well done. I still have aspirations of writing a book. Years ago I thought of highlighting my mother’s influence, and even started writing about it. Mom would show us love and provide for us while my dad worked a lot on the road. She would support us every way possible and even carpooled to work a good distance away in a garment factory. She always took time to ask how our day went and would attend our ball games even though I’m sure she was exhausted and we had to walk a couple of miles. She would sometimes say she “wasn’t hungry” so that we would have food to eat. What amazing love! That’s why I have a category for life influence and a short story about a mother’s influence – and one reason why I have a certain compassion for single moms. (Sorry about the long reply; it just came over me.) πŸ™‚

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      2. Never apologize for long comments! My favorite part about writing has been making connections. Your mother sounds amazing. It sounds like you have quite a lot to share. I would love to read about it!


      3. Thank you. She was amazing and has passed on from this life but her teachings, love, compassion and life carries on. Women – you may not realize how much influence you make today – and the contributions – but trust me – you do a profound impact in the lives of those you touch.

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    1. The party waa short and sweet. It’s amazing how supportive my friends are. I had ordered a proof of the paperback version of the book and it showed up an hour beforehand so I actually had a hard copy of the book for people to see. But there was definitely something missing….πŸ˜‰ Last night I was able to correct some things on the paperback version and I’ve submitted it for publication so pretty soon people can choose either Kindle or paper version (I’ve been surprised how many people want paper). 😊

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      1. So very happy for you Dee. We didn’t even know of each other’s existence a couple of months ago and now we are there cheering for the good things happening and commiserating the setbacks. πŸ€—πŸ€—
        I am one of the paper persons. πŸ˜€

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      2. It is pretty amazing isn’t it? I still love paper books but I almost exclusively read Kindle because I always have it with me (I read on my phone mostly) and I can read anything anywhere. 😁

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