GOAL SETTING 2018: Tip #2

I believe that everything we achieve in our lives starts with us thinking about it, dreaming about it and imagining what it could be like if we just had it.

Therefore, if we want to make real changes in how we live our lives we know that we have to change how we think about living each day of our life. Once you are able to clearly identify what matters most to you, once you know what you want to achieve with your time here, it is imperative that you start taking steps to make it happen. You owe it to yourself and you owe it to the rest of the planet.

Most people, on recognizing the need and making the commitment to achieving their life’s purpose then automatically assume that they now have all the answers and are tempted then to start pondering what they should do. However there are times when jumping straight to that point can derail the creative process. You can become stuck and disheartened. Instead I ask you to accept that it is okay for you not to have the answers right away. It is okay for you to take a while to figure this out. The wonderful thing about the universe is that so long as you do not get discouraged and abandon the search, the answer will come at just the right time.

Therefore in order for you to decide where you want to start, ask yourself, what is your vision for your life?  Not just the end result this time but rather the pathway to getting there. Do you have a clear picture of how you want to be living your life?  Have you thought about or maybe dreamed about how you would like to spend each day of your life?  If time and money were not an issue what would you do with the next 24 hours or the next 7 days or the next 4 weeks?

When we can answer that clearly and the picture causes us to feel joyful, empowered, fulfilled or accomplished then we have a real understanding of what we want to do. We also will have a better understanding of who we are. Our next step then is to figure out what it requires of us to move closer to making that happen. When we remember that we don’t have to have all the answers and sometimes the question is more important, we open up to see the possibilities that may be all around us but we never noticed. When we change our mindset, we change the world.


Marjorie Wharton is a trainer, facilitator and coach based at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business in Barbados.


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