Goals and Goal Setting
Goals can be large or small, insignificant or world changers. The key is not how big it is. The key is to have one. Otherwise there is no direction to your efforts. Change goes on, the days go by, but you are doing nothing. You need a goal, because to successful complete anything you need FOCUS.
Multi-tasking is A.D.D. for adults. It means you refuse to focus. As an example - in the morning, any morning, you can brush your teeth, fix your hair and get dressed. But not all at the same time! Its not that you will do all the tasks badly - it's that you won't get them done at all. No athlete multi tasks - it's all about focus. No Musician becomes Great by multitasking - it's by concentrated effort on one task.
You need, we need a goal to accomplish things - because we are, in our day to day lives so distracted. Maybe you don't realize it, but when you have 'a talent' for something and do it well - its because you can focus on it, when you are doing it, to the exclusion of anything else. When you enjoy something and do it well, it's because you are, at that time, focusing. (Focus is the secret of success - sssh don't tell anyone)
You don't, of course, ever have to do anything, but life without direction is well...directionless. Would you agree?.
The goals don't have to be about money or wealth or changing the world. Goals don't even have to be about being 'successful'.
The deal is to have a 'satisfying' journey on this adventure we call life - to have some happiness and joy - most people agree you need: - something to do,
someone to love and something to hope for. Something to do, someone to love and something to hope for. Which means, in essence, have goals and a satisfying one to one relationship. What goals? What are good goals? What are worthwhile goals? How big? How meaningful? How engaged should I be? You should be fully engaged in the goals, emotionally - the goal should excite you, no matter how small or large, and most important the goal should produce value.
Value means you add something positive to your life and others lives by your actions.
Otherwise it's up to you. Your goals. Not anyone else's. Goals can be the famous 'Five year goal'. Or a goal for your education, the books you want to read, the places you want to visit, the people you want to meet. Goals can be lifetime goals. What kind of life do you want to create? Goals can be about your next job, your next relationship. You can have goals about the partner you want to spend your life with. Goals can be about painting your kitchen.
Up to you.
I would suggest you start thinking about a large purposeful goal for your life - even if you never achieve it, or change it - because it gives you a direction, a target. And then sub goals. Up to you.
TO ARRIVE AT A GOAL, ANY GOAL IT'S GREAT TO ASK QUESTIONS. AND THE WRITE THEM DOWN.
Here is a list (feel free to add).
* If everything was available to you and required only effort that could not fail: -
* Where do you want to be personally in 5 years?
* How many friends, true friends would you like?
* Where do you want to be in 5 years - financially?
* What makes you happy right now?
* What or who makes you laugh?
* Where do you want to be living in 5 years?
* What kind of house (houses) where in the world. How many places in the world?
* What countries do you want to visit?
* What countries do you want to live in?
* What cars or vehicles would you like to have?
* Do you want to fly your own plane (global warming allowing)?
* How many charities do you want to be a major contributor to?
* If you had enough Income, cash flow that money was no longer a concern - what would you do?
* How much cash flow would you need to be financially independent and not have to work about money. (note its different for everyone)
* What project would you like to do that requires you have vast capital?
* If you wanted a skill or a talent - what would you like to learn, be good at?
* Would you like to make a movie, produce a play, write a book?
* Would you like to be a great surfer, skier, swimmer, cyclist, hang glider, sky diver?
* How many vacations a year should you have, or vacations a month?
* What does Freedom mean to you? How would you achieve it?
* Who do you really love?
* Who loves you?
To have a fulfilled life all you need is something to do, something to hope for, and someone to love.
The ONLY restriction, and the only characteristic your goal has to have is - value.
Produce value for you or for someone else.
Have a large goal, a lifetime goal, a small goal, a mini goal. A huge goal. Think about what you would like to do - and write down goals for that journey.
Write them down, and put a date on the result. When will you accomplish it. Do not be sacred to put a date. Put a date.
Commit to the goal, and then move towards it as if it was already done, you now only had to put in the work effort. Failure is behind you
WRITE IT. ALWAYS WRITE IT DOWN.
MENTALLY COMMIT YOURSELF.
COMMIT YOURSELF TO A DATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.