What motivates you in life and gets you excited about waking up and greeting each new day? If you are unable to answer that question then it is time to sit down and think of the person you want to become and what you would like to accomplish in life. The action of setting and achieving goals will give your life more purpose and meaning, energize you, build your self-confidence, make your dreams and desires become a reality, and increase your sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Do not float aimlessly throughout your day – live with purpose and direction.
A few ideas to consider when working with goals:
- Make your goals reasonable and achievable – they must excite and motivate you
- Develop a plan of action with specific timelines.
- Spend some time each day consciously working your plan.
- Use a journal to record your progress; include successes and failures, adjusting your goals and plan of action when necessary. Flexibility and adaptability are important when life throws you a curve ball.
- Be courageous, step out of your comfort zone and commit yourself to living your life with purpose.
- Keep an optimistic attitude and do the best you can to improve yourself a little each day. Do not settle for less than what you are truly capable of.
I agree with Napoleon Hill when he said “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Scientific studies during the past 20 years are proving how powerful and effective an individual’s attitude and perception of events are in creating success and happiness in their life.
Today is a great time to start living your life on purpose! Are you up for the challenge?
“Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.” ~ Anthony Robbins