How are you,
As I talked about goal setting yesterday, I will continue with it today and explain in more detail why it is so important.
Yesterday while I was doing some keyword analysis I came across this website by Scott H. Young who preaches a similar philosophy as I do. I am sure that if you searched the web in detail you will be able to find many people who are interested in this topic and are constantly battling and striving on setting professional goals and objectives and personal goals as well.
The older I get and the more experienced I am in life the more confidence I have that whatever path I choose, I will end up being OK because the goals are the same. My goals in life are more important than ever and as I get closer to my death, the more I realize that there are still many things that I want to achieve, and places that I still want to travel to. Those are things that are important to me and I will do what is necessary to get there one day at a time.
There are some things at work that I have to straighten out in the coming New Year, but I’m sure that as time goes on things will fall into place. I’m also focused on my family for the short time that is left before the New Years Eve, and I want to spend quality time with them.
Something that has really taken hold in my mind recently is Life Goals. The older we get the more we want to do something constructive for ourselves, but we also want to give something back. Something positive and long lasting, and this is something worth thinking about.
As I was doing some Keyword research with Market Samurai, I came across another interesting site. It is a survey about My Life Goals. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, and if you are interested, just click on My Life Goals and check it out. You will get the results as soon as you complete the survey.
In the meantime, now that the snowstorm is history and the roads are clear I will be heading to the gym and clear my head. Speaking of the gym, I just weighed myself this morning and I am 227 lbs. That is way too much and for the past few years I have been meaning to lose about 30 pounds, and this year I’m going to do it.
At the bottom of this post you will see the Weight Loss Goal for December 31, 2013 but the goal is not only to reach my goal but maintain it and not gain the weight back. That is probably the tougher part, especially if a person likes to eat as much as I do.
Day to day life is more likely to get better than worse, because a deliberate change gives you a chance to see if your new situation resonates with you or not, and gives you a second angle of the old one. If the new situation does resonate, then you’re closer to finding what’s right for you, what’s optimal for your sense of well-being.
We are looking for a sense of well being and independence in order that we may come and go as we please and are in full control of our destinies. That is the ultimate goal and symbol and prestige of freedom.
By the way, today is a vacation day for me so I will have a little more time to spend with my family as well as with myself. I need a few days away from my day job because it gets stressful sometimes.
Over the past few days I’ve talked about goals, but now I want to bring up another important factor, “ The Power of Choice.” The ability to know what you want in life, and then make correct choices based upon these wants, is called goal setting. Goal setting is simply- making choices based upon a desired result. It is knowing where you want to go. If you are not achieving what you are capable of achieving, it is because your goals are not clearly defined. Having goals is one thing, but having a plan to achieve them is another. Your success in any project will be determined largely by your plan of action.
A few years ago, during the infancy of the Internet, I came across this document, The Law of Effort” and have read it many times to myself over the years. Unfortunatly, I haven’t been able to find out who wrote it to give them proper credit,
This document that I am referring to is “The Law of Effort”. Here it is in it’s entirety. Read it and let it soak into your mind and think about the meaning behind the words and what actually has to be done to get to the goals.
THE LAW OF EFFORT
The law of effort simply states that anything worth having in life requires effort, and the greater the goal, the greater the required effort. The difference between those who achieve their goals and those who don’t usually comes down to effort. Achievement comes only to those who continually give maximum effort and persist through every adversity. Is your life working out the way you dreamed it would? Do you have the things you would like to have? Are you where you would like to be? Do you have the house, body, job, checking account, relationship, or character that you always wanted? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then let’s take a look at the second universal law of nature.
The law of choices states that our lives are what we choose them to be and that every circumstance is a product of these decisions. Most of us are flying to become successful, trying to become happy, or wealthy, or loved, or to gain something from life that is presently not there. These can be summed up as dreams, and the choices we make each day are either a step toward our dreams or a step away from them. This is the power of choice. The ability to know what you want in life, and then make correct choices based upon these wants, is called goal setting. Goal setting is simply- making choices based upon a desired result. It is knowing where you want to go. If you are not achieving what you are capable of achieving, it is because your goals are not clearly defined. Having goals is one thing, but having a plan to achieve them is another. Your success in any project will be determined largely by your plan of action. The power of choice is one control mechanism we possess that advertising, television, music, and outside influence try to wrestle from us. When you see people wearing a certain popular style of clothing, or listening to a certain type of music, or eating a certain type of food, you can see the influence that society has over their power of choice. When we lack self-discipline, our ability to make correct decisions based upon our needs and wants, and not those of society, becomes very weak. It is essential to our personal success and happiness that we continue this chain of self-discipline and correct decision-making.
Have a great day and accomplish something today!
Weight Loss Goal