Goals – The Key To Success
Do you have goals or are you just floating through life? Last year I had no goals. I was lost. Just floating through life miserably. Don’t get me wrong, I had some great days. But I had no direction. No aspirations. I had no idea where I would be or what my life would be like in a few years….hell even a few days. I was lost. I had no real passion for anything in life. Nothing held my interest, I was bored, lonely, empty, and stayed heavily medicated on wine.
My, now boyfriend, came barreling into my life, and he had goals and plans and he told me only people with no goals and no plans live empty lives, because they have nothing to work towards. So I started setting goals for myself. They started as goals in the gym. I wanted to lose weight, build some muscle, get my diet on track, etc. I accomplished those goals and set new ones in the gym. But then I started setting goals outside of the gym. Spend more ME time. More time with our dog. More time with my family. Work on goals that would benefit myself and those I love, instead of just some big boss man in an office that I was a slave to.
I asked myself what are my passions now? How can I use them to make a living? I love the way I eat. So I wrote a cookbook. I love the way I train at the gym. So I’m going to work on a training program. I quit my job and started working on what I felt would bring me happiness. And, without hesitation, I will say I AM happy. I want to share this happiness with everyone around me…that includes YOU!
If you asked me the key to success, I will have to say the first thing you must do is step outside your comfort zone. Because on the other side of that fear, is an entire new world you’ve been to scared to go see. Get uncomfortable, set some BIG goals, imagine what your life will be like when you accomplish them! In order to do that, you have to change the way you think. Instead of saying “I wish I had…”, say “When I have….”! Focus on what it is that you want, no matter how big, and never apologize for working towards it.
Stay hungry, my friends.