When I present goal-setting workshops at conferences, I'm befuddled by the number of people who don't have any long-term goals. They live life day to day, with their goals extending only into the next week or so. Once in a while they might be assigned a project of some kind or become involved in planning something that is a bit out on the horizon (a vacation or wedding, for example). But on their own volition, they choose to spend their days mostly dealing with whatever happens to come up, whatever happens to demand their attention.
This is survival, but certainly not a life fully lived.
When you describe your dream life, does it sound something like this: “My greatest wish for the future is to make it through each day without a major calamity ruining my ability to watch tonight's episode of Extreme Couponing“? Probably not. But many of us live that way.
Think about the future you want. Ask yourself the important questions about where you want to go and how you're going to get their. Then move forward to make them reality!
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “WOW! What a ride!”
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