Let’s face it, how are you going to get to that place of your dreams if you don’t even know where it is??
With some simple steps and guidance, I want to help you map out your journey in life and for you to be the driver. I will give you some valuable tools, strategies, techniques and resources for you to start living your life on your terms and reaching your dreams as fast as possible. This post is part of the Visions & Goals section of our platform.
Think about this for a second…
When was the last time you went on an off-site, kick-off or event with your work?
For most people it was during the last year or so. On the agenda during these kind of events are normally team building and creating a plan for the year/years ahead, following the vision of the company. This is great as the company has realized it’s much easier to reach their goals if all employees are familiar with the goals and how they are contributing to reaching those goals….
Now my question to you is: when was the last time you went away on a weekend trip with your family to plan your goals and dreams?
Weird question? I actually don’t think so. What I mean is, you go away with work to plan the future of the organization you are working for but are you doing the same thing for your own life? I am guessing no (very few people I have asked have done this). Did you know that less than 1/3 of your life is actually spent working (you don’t work when you are a kid, nor when you have retired or on weekends)? So why do we spend time planning for the success of the organization we are working for but not for the success of our own families and reaching our own dreams and goals in life??
Think about that again for a second before we move on… You set goals, you dedicate your spare-time to plan and execute for someone else (your boss and/or your company) to reach their goals BUT neglect YOUR OWN life and the life of YOUR family?!
Well, you are not alone… I did the same thing for a long time but that has now changed and I do think I have my priorities right!
I have realized how important it is to know where I am heading, else, only luck will take me there and I don’t want to rely on luck alone.
What is important to you in your life?
By being persistent with my goals and working in a structured and dedicated way to get there, I am 100% sure that there will be a lot of “luck” showing up along the way. Since I am seeking variation and opportunities (my subconscious mind knows it is important to me) “luck” is showing up in my life all the time and I am so grateful for it. At the same time, I am absolute certain that it would not happen very frequently if I were to spend hours every day in front of a TV or social media (unless it is related with this platform)…. So take a moment and just sit down for yourself to think about what really is important to you and your family. Just by becoming aware, you are taking the first step!
Some people are very transparent and outspoken about their goals and dreams and some are not. There are different theories for both sides. Personally I have decided to do a bit of both. By being open about it, it puts some pressure on me to actually deliver on my word. At the same time, some of my goals are personal and therefore I have decided not to share them You should of course do what motivates you the most, be it very outspoken or just keeping your visions and goals to yourself.
The key thing is to make your goals individual and challenging enough for you to stretch yourself in order to reach them, that is how we grow as human beings.
How to go about reaching your dreams?
If you decide to share your goals publicly, you should be aware that most likely there will be people around you who will question your ability to reach them. Prepare yourself by finding a new “tribe” of like-minded people who will inspire and motivate you. This could be in the form of a mastermind group, accountability group or similar. I would also suggest you to have a look at my post on Brainwashing. It is a very powerful concept I personally used before completely transforming my life and one that I continue to use on a daily basis.
What I also recommend you to do is to check out the information under our Resources page as I think a lot of the information gathered there can be very useful.
Other brilliant tools to use (purposefully of course) are YouTube and Podcasts. Use them to massively consume information from your role models and other people you want to be inspired and influenced by. They’re free and so easily accessible that it would be crazy not to use them all the time as long as it’s done purposefully!!
Let your role models be your source of inspiration, listen to them every day when commuting to work/walking the dog/running etc. That’s something I will always do and it can be very empowering and inspiring to have someone to listen to who tells you it is possible! You just have to keep on going, be resourceful and never ever quit (just constantly evaluate). Even when it gets though because that, my friends, is how we become a success!
So let’s get to it and it starts right here and now with just you and me!
Next steps will be for your to do all of this with your partner or family. In our lives there are many aspects of great importance and we should have goals in all of them. The only difference is that some of the goals are with us all the time whilst others are more in focus during certain periods of time. However, in the end we do need harmony in our lives to live a truly happy, healthy and fulfilling life!
“If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.”
– Tony Robbins