Your Real Goals
Goals are important. Everyone knows this. That’s why there are goal-setting retreats, workshops, seminars and journals. If you never pick a point on the horizon, how do you know which direction to walk?However, most people’s goals aren’t really their goals. Many people set goals in reaction to the responsibilities, expectations and demands they face in their life. Maybe your goal is to make six figures income this year, and you are motivated to make that money because you have bills to pay and mouths to feed. Maybe your goal is to get that promotion or buy that next new thing, and in your core it doesn’t really matter to you, but those in your circle are saying, “Hey, you should do it to show that you are successful ”. Maybe you are striving to get that advanced degree, or succeed in a certain occupational or sports field, and it’s only to satisfy the prodding of your parents and/or friends and others.
Real goals are the ones that YOU actually care about. They light you up, give you energy and make you feel excited. Real goals have nothing to do with expectation or obligation, and everything to do with what matters most to YOU.
Of course, we’re bombarded every day with expectation and obligation. We have to react to a constant barrage of requests, demands and last-minute emergencies. And when those are handled, it’s time to rest so we can get up and do it all again tomorrow.
My friend, it’s time to break the cycle. It’s time to dream.
In order to get in touch with the things that will make your life amazing, you need to take quiet time to reflect on and listen to what it is you REALLY want.
Leaving your family and responsibilities for a long weekend to venture into the woods for a journey of self-exploration may not be feasible. But you can start with a simple “sit-down”. A “sit-down” is a five-minute meditation followed by 10 minutes of journaling, or if you will, 10 minutes of meditation and 20 minutes of journaling. Ask yourself, “What do I really want?” The real answers will feel thrilling. Write them down. Circle the most exciting ones, put realistic deadlines next to them, and create your action plan.
Often our dreams feel far away, impossible to achieve, or unreachable for a variety of reasons we’ve made up in our minds, or others have told us. But MANY goals are achievable when we think them through, plan them out in simple steps, and consistently allocate time to them.
Life is too short to spend it chasing someone else’s goals or dismissing your own because someone else said it’s not possible. Don’t’ wait another moment – pursue your real goals today. It has been said the word impossible cancels itself out by its very own syllables … “ I’m – Possible ”. Your goals are saying to you “ I’m Possible ”! Create, develop, and commit to a plan. GO FOR IT!!