Self-Help: Life Goals
Finding your life goals can be daunting; however, if you examine the following six areas of investigation and answer the questions, you will be well on your way to recognizing those goals.
1. Increased Energy
- What gives you a sense of being alive, energetic, having possibilities?
- At what activities do you feel energized, even though you had to work hard at them?
- What captures your attention and holds you "spellbound"?
- What do you continue to return to when you have some time?
- What do you make time to do even when you are busy?
- About what do you daydream?
3. Righteous Indignation
- What would you talk about if given an hour of prime time television to influence the nation or the world?
- What makes you mad that you would like to correct in other people or the world?
- What do other people have or do that you would like for yourself?
5. Recognizing "This" Is Your Place
- What have you done that feels "just right"? Where did it take place?
- What feels like you were born to do it?
6. Role Models
- Whose work or life do you admire?
- Who inspires or moves you?
Accomplishing Your Goals
Now that you have a sense of how to identify life goals, use the following five steps to accomplish them:
- Make as specific a description of the goal as possible. If you were to see and hear yourself on video doing it, what would it look and sound like?
- Find any interior barriers (fears and negative beliefs) that stand in the way of your goals.
- Identify external barriers (in the outside world) that obstruct the path to your goal.
- Make a plan to overcome or reduce the barriers.
- Take action and adjust as needed.