by Tonya Sheridan
In last weeks blog I talked about the power of goal setting. This week I want to take it a step further and explain the importance of defining your goals. In order to actually accomplish a goal, you have to be specific about what it is that you want. You also have to be living authentically to make sure that the goal you have set is what you really want in your life, not what you think you should be doing or what someone else wants. When you are working toward a goal that is not YOUR goal, there won’t be any passion and energy to overcome the inevitable obstacles that will come up along the way. It will also begin to slowly drain you of your life energy that you could be using to pursue what you truly value.
If you are saying “I don’t know what I want”, I say “yes you do!”. Everyone has unique skills, talents and passions in life…Everyone! It’s only a matter of getting back in touch with what energizes and excites you. You may have to take some time and do some soul searching first. This will allow you to define your life purpose before you start setting “wishy-washy” goals. If you need help with this, working with a Life Coach is one of the best and fastest ways to define your life purpose.
There are questions you can ask yourself to help clarify your goals. For example, if you say “I want a relationship”… well, what kind of relationship? Being authentic is being honest with yourself, exactly what kind of a relationship do you want? Do you want marriage? What kind of Lifestyle do you want to have with your partner? What type of interests do you share? You have to know what you want deep down. Do you want more friends? You don’t want to just collect a bunch of friends, do you? What kind of friends do you want? What are their personality traits? What are their values? If you say you want to be healthy, what exactly does that mean to you? Do you want to lose weight, have more energy, prevent disease or have a trim, toned body? These are only a few examples of the type of questions you should be asking yourself.
When you become clear on what you really want, not only will you save time, money and energy, you will have more passion in your life. Value yourself enough to take the time to find out what it is you that you really want in your life.
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