The most important thing about goals is having one.
~Geoffrey F. Abert
Everyday I receive an email with a quote for the day. They are ususally business related, but many times overlap into daily life. Like this one. I find I work much better when I am working toward a specific, attainable goal. Sure I like to dream, and I can dream BIG, but most of my goals are pretty well realistic.
This weekend I hope to attain one of the goals I had set earlier this year. I wanted Magic to earn his ARCH (APDT Rally Champion). At the beginning of the year, in order to reach this I knew we would have to be almost perfect in our attempts, due to the limited APDT shows in MN. We have 2 weekends a year, which is 8 trials and we needed 3 to earn his level 2 title, and then 5 QQ's. Unfortunately that first weekend I NQ'd us for the first time ever in APDT rally. I felt really bad about it too as we were having a great connection that run and the score would have been great, had I not misread a station sign and performed the wrong thing!
So in order to make this goal possible this year, we traveled to a trial in IA and picked up a few of the QQ's we needed. Which means that we only need to double Q twice this weekend, but of course our scores for those Q's need to be over 190 as well. I am hoping we can do it, and I am really hoping I can read the signs correctly! I am pretty sure Magic will be fine, but I will be a nervous wreck. I find that the more I work for something, the more nervous I get about reaching it. I think thats normal? Not that I have ever been accused of being normal...