The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is to:
Decide what you want first.
Earlier I shared my thoughts about finding your purpose, your why.
It’s really important to know exactly what it is that you want—and what it is that drives you to want this—to actually be successful, fulfilled in your life and the pursuit and achievement of your dreams.
Clarifying your vision of an ideal life is important, in fact it is mission critical. Your vision should ideally include the following seven areas:
- Work and career
- Recreation and free time
- Health and fitness
- Personal goals
- Contribution and legacy
It is not necessary to know exactly how you are going to get to your intended destination—all that is important is that you figure out where there is. If you get clear on the what, the how will show up in due time with perseverance.
High achievers like you have really massive visions for their lives. They define and lay out their vision, tweak and revisit it, and keep it front and center.
The greater danger for most people is not the inability to achieve their goals in life, but that because their vision and goals are so small, they won’t reach their true potential.
Think about that for a minute. That’s powerful. Most people won’t reach their potential in life due to not pushing themselves. They settle and fail to realize their true capabilities.
This is the tragedy. Don’t settle for a vision that sells yourself short. Dream big and let that clarity drive you forward today.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill
The greater danger for most people is not the inability to achieve their goals in life, but is rather because their vision and goals are so small that they won’t reach their true potential.
Do you sell yourself short when it comes to your work? Do you make small goals to play it safe? Although those goals have a place, you cannot sell yourself short of your true potential. Push yourself in your daily goals.
What three things did you do today to move you toward achieving your purpose?