Are you a person who often says: “I always wanted to do that”?
If so, how many of those things you’ve “always wanted to do” have you actually achieved in your personal life or career?
We live in a world where we’ve been conditioned to want a lot of things. But more and more our desire to have or to be something has become disconnected from our willingness to invest a significant amount of time or effort into actually achieving it. When it’s time to face the task of actively pursuing our dreams and turning them into reality, just thinking about or visualizing the process seems overpowering!
The next time you’re tempted to say “I always wanted to do that!” I want you to
and ask yourself the following questions:
- What is it exactly that you want to do?
- How long have you actually wanted to do it?
- What’s the biggest barrier that’s keeping you from actively pursuing your goal?
- Have you done anything at all in the last 24 hours to bring you closer to that goal?
- How would it change your life if you achieved your goal? What would it literally feel like to you?
- What’s the next step you have to take to turn that dream into a reality?
By asking yourself – and honestly answering – the questions above, you can re-frame the way you think about goals in two very important ways:
- You can de-clutter. You can free your mind (and your Spirit!) of all the things you quite honestly don’t really want to do and simply aren’t willing to invest energy in to achieve.
- You can re-focus. As your list of random “I’ve always wanted to do that!” statements grows shorter and shorter, it’ll will begin to reflect the dreams and goals that truly compliment your life’s purpose. You’ll finally end up with the few important items that will truly make a difference in your life!
Those are the things you’ll actually be willing to invest time and energy into achieving.