* Please note, today’s post is from a guest writer, our Madison pup *
Today I would like to talk to you about a very important topic: purpose. Purpose is an important part of any puppy’s life, and it should be an important part of your life as well. You need to have a goal upon waking each morning – something to drive you throughout the day. My purpose, my driving force, my ultimate goal is to make sure that everyone in the house is up by 6am.
The great thing about goals like these are they are easily measurable, plus once you have met you goal you can go back to bed for the day, isn’t puppyhood awesome!?
So having a goal is not enough. You need a plan as well. Take me, for example. I don’t care if I have to get every toy in the house out, I am determined to find the nosiest toy that hasn’t been hidden yet. Failing that, I will scratch on doors and cry for literally minutes if I have to – you must stay true to your goals, you see.
Another thing, planning is key for your goals and purpose. Without proper planning, how can you expect to ever achieve your purpose? Let me give you another example. In order to wake up everyone in the house up in the morning, I have to do some serious planning. You see, if I just run around trying to bark and make noise I will get picked up or foiled in some other way. However if I lay in a really cute position and pretend to be asleep, no one will think of me being a risk to the sleepy, then as soon as they are not paying attention to me, I can strike.! You see, with proper planning reaching my goals becomes much easier!
One last thought, though. Don’t let other people tell you your goals and purpose in life are not worth it or are not achievable, I swear that some mornings everyone in the house is against me achieving my goals, but let me tell you, I never let that get in the way. Once I achieve my goals for the day it all feels worthwhile!
Since I am first introducing Madison on the blog here I wanted to include a link to the great breeder we got her from, Amy @ www.ajjlsyorkies.com. We looked for awhile to find the perfect breeder to work with, and there is soo much to love about her breeding program, check out her website (I host it now!), and if you are thinking of getting a puppy, get in touch with her.