Since I left the Marines in 2011, life has taken me for one crazy spin! From a long distance relationship, changing careers, working 60-hour weeks, expecting a baby, and finishing school, I have seen many obstacles.
One thing that has kept me going through tough times is having goals in place.
The Major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it – Jim Rohn
What your goal makes of you will always be a far greater value than what you will accomplish. This is why having a goal is so powerful. It helps shape our journey in life, defines who we are as a person, and gives us the ability to hone in on the skills required to get what we want to achieve. Sometimes I get down on myself because it is mentally challenging to see the process at hand. Yet, when I often sit down to think about the big picture in life, I am then very thankful for who I have become and the journey I am on.
If you want something bad enough, you will find every way possible to make it happen.It is never going to be easy, but having goals allow us to enjoy the journey of life, challenge us, and help us grow in ways we never thought possible.
Why am I writing this you may ask?
Too many people wait around and put off the next big thing while doing nothing. These same people are the ones to complain about life and how things never go their way.
I have been guilty of this many times since I have changed careers, and until recently only decided to own up to what it is that I want to accomplish and enjoy the process of getting there. The only way to get ahead of life is to take action and start doing. Those that are successful are ahead because they have taken action.
If you wait to make a change for the perfect time, you will be well behind by the time you decide to make a move. Those that did not hesitate will have beaten you to the punch, and will have traveled far greater than you could have ever imagined just because they deiced to make a change.
Start now, and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish in a short time.
Live your life with a purpose
Most people in the world do not take time to plan out their lives. They drift aimlessly until something comes along that prompts them to make a change.
Have you ever taken time to sit and think about what you actually want out of life? If you have not , then how far do you think you will get if you do not know where you are going?
What kind of person will you have to become in order to get what you want? Think about the required skills, knowledge, people you have to meet, and whatever else it is you need to help you get to where it is you want to be.
Stop thinking and start doing!
You can either make a living, or you can design a life, the choice is yours!