So is your life charged with exciting visions of your future, with you being inspired by your aspirations and dreams?
You have the power to control your destiny. The key is having goals. We can never achieve success in life without first considering where we want to go.
To achieve happiness we should make certain that we are never without an important goal. EARL NIGHTENGALE
You can accomplish a lot in life. You have to set your sights on what you want, and then focus on the ‘how’. You have the potential within you to achieve absolutely anything.
What are your dreams and goals? This isn’t what you already have or what you have done, but what you want. Have you ever really sat down and thought through what you really want? Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect, to listen quietly to your heart, to see what dreams live within you? Your dreams are there. Everyone has them. They may live right on the surface, or they may be buried deep from years of others telling you they were foolish, but they are there.
There is a magic attached to setting yourself goals.
- They keep you focused.
- They give you something for which to aim.
- They keep solution ideas flowing.
- They give you enthusiasm.
- They chart your course in life.
- They give you purpose.
- They help you stay productive.
- They give you clarity in decision-making.
- They provide a measuring stick for considering ideas.
- They help you stay organized.
- They help you sell yourself to others.
- They help you judge your productivity and effectiveness.
So if your life isn’t already being driven by your goals, waste no further time, and get creative, determine what it is you really want in your life.
Lose yourself for a while, hide away from all the distractions of life and choose a quiet spot where you will not be interrupted.
Now write yourself a story. That’s right, get creative, let your mind wander and put together your life dreams. Your story needs to start with the following “If I had UNLIMITED money, time, talent, abilities and support from my family, here’s what I would do with my life”. Let this excite you, inspire you, and just write away. No constraints, no limits, just create the life of your drems.
Think about what really thrills you. When you are quiet, think about those things that really get your blood moving. What would you LOVE to do, either for fun or for a living? What would you love to accomplish? What would you try if you were guaranteed to succeed? What big thoughts move your heart into a state of excitement and joy?
This is the first step to turning your dreams into reality. Get those dreams out in front of you where you can see and feel them.
Goal setting is an essential skill that everyone needs to have. Very few people however take the time to think about their goals for the future. Those that live their life by design experience greater success, fulfilment, happiness and joy. There is a magic in goal setting that is unleashed when you start to live your life with a sense of purpose guided by a well-planned future.
Think of goals as drawing a map: if you know where you are and know where you want to go, even if you do get lost, you will get yourself back on track, you will find your ultimate destination, or your destiny. When you set goals, set goals that are way beyond your present abilities and position in life. Describe your ideal life without any inhibitions and as you do this you will get excited and this excitement will start to drive you forward.
Something happens the minute you set goals. You become a creator and something clicks. Immediately you change because immediately your expectations of yourself and your life changes. You acknowledge to both your conscious and subconscious minds that you are not satisfied with where you are.
Dream big dreams. Only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls – Marais Aurelius