If you are someone that needs to find a vision for yourself you will want to make sure that you are following through with what life has in store for you. You also need to make sure that you don’t get locked into one set way of achieving that vision. There are endless possibilities for everyone. If you are looking to make something great of yourself then you will need to set some priorities and goals to set you on your way to a better and bigger future.
Three Important Questions
When you are looking for something to keep you motivated, you need to first think about what you are doing for your own life:
What are the most important things to you?
Are you satisfied with everything that you are doing?
Are you ready for a change in your life?
If you are answering these questions truthfully, you may soon realize that maybe you are not living life to your full potential and maybe there is something better out there for you.
Make sure that you are thinking about your goals and dreams in life. You need to think about what you want to do in your future. Setting goals for long term and short term may be one thing that makes your life so much better and easier because you are going to have something to look forward to in the end.
Focus on What You Want
The pace of life these days mean that long term goals are difficult to make. Or more specifically, it makes it difficult to include how you are going to achieve them. Be flexible. For long term goals, focus on “what” you want and be less precise about the “how.”
Don’t let age stop you – you are never too old to dream, never too old to change. Never give up on something that you really want. If you have goals set for yourself you will want to make sure that you are doing everything possible that you can so that you can feel good about who you are.
Prepare to Work Hard
Now the unpopular bit – be prepared to work hard at your goals. So much of today’s society is based around get rich quick, minimum effort, wishful thinking schemes. Life is not, and never has been, like that.
There is nothing that should ever stand in your way. You need to recognize that you are the one that is going to be in control of your life. When there is something that you really want to have, you should try to find different ways to go about them. Finding motivation is important. When you are energized and motivated to make something happen you will get there.
Think about what you are doing and why you are doing it. If that doesn’t motivate you, you need to ask yourself if you’ve got the right goals! Thinking about something that makes you happy will help you get to where you need to be. There is nothing wrong with making choices that fit your needs. Do not be afraid to go out there and make things work for you. It is going to take time but if you end up achieving success as you have defined it , then it will be worth it.
Only you can define what success means to you as it means balancing so many variables. Decide what are the “musts”. What must be included in your definition of success? Another way of looking at this is to list all of the things you are not, under any circumstances, prepared to sacrifice along the way. It will include key relationships, health, core values etc.. You have to be willing to provide yourself with a set of goals that are going to work for you and all of your needs.
What point is there, for example, in being a successful author of 10 books that sell well if in the process you have locked yourself away from family and friends? When you are not happy with something that you are doing you should go out there and make your life just how you want it to be.
If you find that your behaviour contradicts either your vision of the future, or that you are endangering the “musts”, then you know that you need to change what you are doing.
I hope that this has been useful. In the next article I will be looking at how Abraham Lincoln approached this issue and ended up transforming himself. Have a great day and let me know what tips you would add to this article.