Goals to Create a Life that Matters
In order to be more successful in life and create change it’s important to use the power of your subconscious mind. By using your subconscious to break through old patterns and obstacles you will speed up the process. You actually can change in an instant by making a decision to change. But so few actually decide without outside help and support. The fact is that the choices we make in life create who we become.
Many people tend to choose the easy way at all costs. They somehow feel entitled to whatever they want and feel angry when they don’t get it easily. But in fact getting something easily decreases the enjoyment you will get from the achievement. If everything you attempt is accomplished easily you will perceive these accomplishments are of little value. This is why giving children what they want without reasonable effort creates entitled and unhappy adults.
Albert Einstein once said “Hard is good, easy is bad”. He was making the point that when we work hard to do something it makes us grow. We don’t grow by being complacent and taking the easy way out. Bill Gates has been quoted as saying “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”. This is another example of a great thinker making the point that to succeed doesn’t help you to succeed in the future. The failures we experience are the impetus for change and improvement and that constant improvement creates more success.
When writing your goals the following three points are important to keep in mind;
- Decide what you want in specific terms.
- Make the goal a definite stretch-remember if it isn’t hard enough you will perceive it as having less value.
- Develop the resources you need to accomplish the goal. Whether you need help from a professional to make it happen or to develop your skills further.
Once you have achieved your goal then continue onward. Step it up a notch and develop a new goal for yourself. Don’t let fear stop you. Life is short and this moment is all we really have. Live a life that matters by having goals that matter.