How would those you love and care about remember you for after you are gone? Figure that out now, and you have a basis for how to plan to live the rest of your life.
Other than that, why bother to set your goals?
“If you really set goals you are passionate about, you become more attractive,” say Ivan and Nikolay, of their website GoalBuddy.
“You light up, you start to talk with passion and interest. You have your strong position and reasons why your goals are important.”
They refer to Martin Luther King, of epic speaking ability, and say that his technique was simple, “set big goals you are passionate about”.
I love drawing floor plans for homes. It’s the frustrated architect in me. When I was younger, I just couldn’t see past the nose on my face. I did not know to set goals.
“You need a plan to build a house. To build a life,
it is even more important to have a plan or goal.”
– Zig Ziglar
Goals break the seemingly impossible into small possibilities, resulting in achieving what you perceived as the impossible.
When I was fifteen, I set a big goal, to become an architect. I took a few courses in drafting after high school, but without setting goals, that big dream became impossible for me. When I was in my thirties, I learned to set goals. I accomplished them all, even my end of life goal, within twenty-seven years.
If you started setting goals now, you will go further, faster, than you are doing without them. You can get control of your life, goals ensure that you get the best out of your life.
Create goals that inspire you. Put a spin on your savings account, set a goal for how much you need to pay cash for a car, or, if that’s too overwhelming, save up for your next cell phone, and pay cash, not payments.
Setting goals really have a way of sifting through the chaff of life. You will automatically prioritize what you really want.
In the SABA Blog, Published by Saba Software, one of their articles goes into three types of goal setting, referring to time segments, as opposed to the seven different areas of your life. We will learn those other areas in the next few posts.
“1. Time goals are the ones we refer to as short-term or long-term. An example would be having a short-term goal of learning how to make a roux with a long-term goal of learning how to make gumbo.
2. Focus goals remind me of a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal). It’s the one thing that’s driving the majority of decisions. For instance, I had a goal last year to write a book. Big goal. It was a huge endeavor and impacted many of my personal and professional decisions.
3. Topic-based goals can be personal, professional, career, and financial. Maybe you have a goal to save a certain amount of money. Or to complete a leadership development program. These are goals that are important in a certain aspect of our life.
Time, focus, and topic goals are not mutually exclusive. We can have short-term financial goals, long-term career goals, and a personal BHAG.”
Just let this info sink in, and we will talk soon, about the seven areas of your life that you can set goals in.
I’ll see you then,
Diane Neill Jensen, Founder
The Wellness Curator