Ever find yourself sitting on the couch and feeling totally lost? You know there are things to do, places to be, but there you are, on the couch. It’s so easy to lose track of what it is you want to do with your life. We’ve all had that moment where we’ve had to ask what am I doing?
Most people will go through their days with only the loosest of ideas what they want to do with their life. Out of the few people who do know what they want to do with their lives, few act towards their goals. Does this make everyone else bad people? Hardly. But those who strive for what they want often get it.
It doesn’t take an awful lot of work to have the life you want, just a bit of effort each day. I’ve found this, and so have many other people. What it does take, though, is knowing what you want. It takes more than simply thinking about it. It means being an active participant in your pursuit towards your goals.
- Write down your goals That time you were sitting on the couch trying to figure out what you had to do? If you write your goals down, you’ll never have those moments. Unless you forget you had written it down, of course.
- Take just 5 minutes a day to look over your goals The little bit of time a day you put towards thinking about how you’re going to get towards your goals will ultimately pay off in the end.
- Write down things you’ve already done I’ve tried to make a point of writing down my accomplishments and other good things every day. At the end of the year, tally up what you’ve done, and you’ll be impressed at how much you can accomplish just in one year!
- When you make goals, shoot for the moon It’s nice to have little goals for things you had always wanted to do (like reading the Sunday Edition of the New York Times), but don’t settle for anything less than what you absolutely want. Make goals that aim higher than you can reach, and will take years to attain.
- Don’t be a slave to your goals The purpose-driven life is great, but don’t forget to enjoy the fruits of your labour, either. Enjoy time with friends and family, go for picnics, do the little things in life. Live with no regrets.