As Robin Sharma states in his book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, “The only limits on your life are those that you set for yourself.” Say you “can’t” and you “won’t”. View things from a negative perspective and they will be discouraging. Doubt your dreams and they’ll remain in dreamland.
Envision your life, as you want it to be and then passionately do what you can to live your dream life. Start today by writing down your personal and professional goals. Go beyond that. Write things you think sound impossible! Why not? Who are you going to hurt by dreaming big?
Still stuck? Think about areas in your life you want to improve —your health/fitness level, connections with others (family, friends, community), volunteer work/service to others, your financial picture, relaxation time (vacations, books you want to read, etc.) Again, dream big!
Associate timeframes with each goal. For instance, I will achieve X within 1 year. I will accomplish X within 5 years. Some goals will be easily attainable. Others might require a lot of work. Some goals you might not achieve but know there will be a lesson learned in the process. As Lenny Kravitz sings “If you want it, you got it. You just got to believe…believe yourself”. Something like that but you get the point.
Lastly, review your goals regularly. Check in at least once a week. Revise as you need to but don’t scale back. Scaling back limits your life. Again, “the only limits on your life are those that you set for yourself.”
Life is full of possibilities. Live big. Dream big. Be big.
Need help with goal setting? Read Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy. Also visit lululemon.com and utilize their online goal setting tool which includes email reminders as the deadlines for your goals approach.