I've done a lot of wishing in my life. I wished I were thinner. I wished I were healthier. I wished I felt better about myself. Remember the old saying when seeing a falling star, "I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight..." and then you make your wish? Well, think of all the wishes put out into the universe in a day... in a month... in a year. I certainly can't count or even remember all the wishes I've made in my lifetime. Wishes seems fleeting, unattainable... dreamlike.
Now I make GOALS.
And now, because I'm not tossing random wishes out into the air without much expectation of them coming back to me with a note that says "Jan's 189th Wish of 2010: Status: Granted!", I've started to change the way I chart out my desires. I set aside time to think about the things I *really truly want* in my life and, rather than wishing for them, I set those things as a concrete goal in my life.