The results you achieve in life are determined by the goals that you set and the work you put into those goals. What motivates you to put work into your goals is the ‘why’ behind the goal. Why do you want to achieve this particular goal? If the ‘why’ is big enough, then the ‘what’ and ‘where’ will appear. In other words, when you have a strong desire to achieve a goal to meet a good end, the methods necessary in order to achieve that goal will appear. The key to achieving more of your goals is to focus on the ‘why.’
Why is achieving this goal important? What kind of an impact will your goal have upon other people and how can it change your life and the lives of many others? These are strong, powerful questions that will help you to get motivated to achieve your goal.
Another interesting point about goals is that goals must be large. The larger your goal, the more impact it will have on other people. The bigger the ‘why’ is, the more positive energy you will attract to the cause and the more possible solutions will present themselves to you. Remember, though, that large goals always require the help of other people. If you can achieve all your goals by yourself, then it is likely that your goals are not big enough.
This week revisit the large goals in your life. What have you always dreamed about doing that you have been putting off? What would you like your life to stand for? What would you like your legacy to be? Think about those questions. It is likely they will take you in the direction of the large goal that you have not achieved in your life that could be the underlying purpose for all that you do.
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau