No matter where you are in your life, you are where you are based upon the choices and decisions you have made in the past. If you currently don’t like what you are doing, then do something about it and stop whining.
Whatever choices you made, you are where you are based upon what you did up to this point in time.
As well, if you have a limiting belief about how unfair life is, how bad your boss sucks or how little money you make each month, then it’s time to sit down and really focus on what you want, rather than what you believe you can’t have. Either way, if you think you can’t or can – you are right.
The bigger question you need to reflect upon is the one in the title…”are your goals aligned with what you truly want out of life?” If not, then it’s time to do something about it – right?
Here are a few questions to can help give you some perspective on what you want out of life?
- What do you really dream about when nobody is around?
- What do you like about your life?
- What don’t you like about your current life?
- Are you truly happy with your current job?
- What’s on your bucket list of things to accomplish in your life?
- What’s your Why?
Invest some time now and write out the answers to every question above. This will give you some insights and perspectives on where you are, but more importantly where you want to be in 3 to 5 years. For some of you doubting this process, please give it an honest effort and do the exercise now.
The other thing to think about each day and ask yourself; what did you do today to bring yourself closer to your goals?
If the answer is nothing, then you seriously need to evaluate how motivated you really are with moving your life forward.
The fact is most people want success in life, yet lack the desire and action to really go out and make something of their life. Perhaps for many people, they lack a road map on how to even start the process.
Yesterday is the past, today is now and tomorrow hasn’t happened. While you can plan for your future, you need to live in the moment. For example, if you have your own home business, then what did you do today to actually make a difference in your business? Did you make an extra 5 prospecting calls or chicken out because you are afraid they would say no. As the famous Wayne Gretzky has said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
One final note and that is to make sure you focus on your own path. Forget about what anyone says. It’s your future we are talking about – right?
Make sure you live a life that inspires and challenges you each and every day. I have a buddy of mine, Darin that just went down the other day to do the Baja 250 race. He wants to do the 500 and 1000 mile races later in the year. If you want to check it out, he will be blogging about it at Dare to Dream Extreme
His goal is to raise a 100k for the Children’s Wish Foundation. Certainly a worthy cause to help kids less fortunate than you and me.
Be Great Today!