All day long we are bombarded with people telling us how to live our lives. Actually I am going to also tell you how to live your life. I’m not trying to sell you a product. All I want is for you to live your life to the best of your ability. You need to determine what you want in life and go for it! Sometimes that requires you to take a step back and evaluate your goals.
Not going to point fingers at anyone so lets focus on myself. Let me be honest with you, I am horrible when talking about goals. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas but actually sitting down and turning those thoughts into actual goals is a real sticking point for me. I don’t know if its because I don’t want to lock myself into a certain goal, if its because I don’t want to be accountable when I do not meet the goal. I do not know what it is but I really have to force myself to sit down to determine goals.
The benefits of goal setting is amazing though. Even if you don’t reach your goal, you will be much farther along than not setting a goal in the first place. Without goals and vision, you can’t determine what in life will help or hinder you. For example, say your goal is to lose weight. You go to the store and see a box of snack cakes. Now snack cakes might be your favorite, but since you have your goal you know that the snack cakes will not help you reach your goal. You might instead pick up a bag of almonds to satisfy the need to snack.
Be yourself in what you do and you will find that things that used to matter might not mean much anymore. Things that you thought didn’t matter, might mean the world to you. Forget what Opera or Dr. Oz is telling you that you have to do in order to be happy with your life. There is so much depression in the world and that is partially due to the fact people do not follow their dreams.
Life is an adventure, Enjoy the Journey!!