Do you feel like you are stagnant and not making enough progress in your adult life?
Do you feel like you would like to do more, and achieve more?
Are you not achieving more than you would like because you just do not think you have time?
When men and women are actively pursuing their dreams, aspirations, and goals, they have a reason to get up in the morning to seize the day. This is especially true if the goals and dreams are based on their personal values. Some questions to ask oneself include:
· What makes me proud?
· What do I want to fulfill in my life?
· What were the occasions in my life that made me feel fulfilled and joyful?
Since people are “creatures of habit,” these same routines help them keep the structures in place day after day.
Is it okay to change plans completely from one day to the next?
It's perfectly okay to change plans, ideas, aspirations, because life changes constantly. We are not always in control of what happens to us that can change what we do.
The problem is changing too often, and getting side-tracked.
If you write these plans and goals down then a month later you change all of them, or almost all of them, then they probably were not as well thought-out as they should have been in the first place.
Take time to write ones that you know you CAN obtain as long as you FOLLOW THROUGH with the actions and steps.
Let's put it this way: You can change 1 goal in each section (one year, three-year, five-year). If you are changing them all on a monthly or bimonthly basis, then they are not concrete. Perhaps you can add an extra plan to each section and have up to five instead of just three. As long as you know yourself and trust that you can make them a reality, go for it!
Here are some startling statistics:
To be able to set and achieve goals, we must be well-planned, be driven by purpose, focused on achieving. There must be organization in the process - mental and physical organization, to get actually set strategic one-year, three-year, five-year goals, and achieve them.
Here are the steps to take:
1) In the Downloadable page, click on the short-term and long-term plans (goals) sheet. Print it.
2) Fill out the sheet, and put it somewhere visible so you can see it.
3) Get a calendar - whatever size you want that you know you will always use (can be electronic, like Microsoft Outlook).
Do you have some long-term goals?
Have you set long-term goals in the past but not achieved them?
Are you wanting to accomplish and do more in your life to live more fully?
Are you looking for strategies and ways to actually achieve goals?
Have you been regretful and upset with yourself in the past for setting long-term goals and not accomplishing them?
If these questions intrigue you, keep reading!
If you ask most teachers what backward planning is, they will articulate it for you perfectly! Backward-planning, for them, means knowing by when they need to have a unit completely taught to their students. For example, if a math teacher might tell you that she must have her unit #3 completely taught by December 3rd. An English teacher might tell you he has to have his students read Grapes of Wrath by March 15th. An art teacher might tell you she needs to have her students cover the Principles of Design unit taught by April 1st.
This article will give you specific strategies for overcoming procrastination that might help break the habit! By procrastinating a lot less, we will find ourselves becoming more efficient, organized, and less stressed!
Why Do People Procrastinate?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, keep reading this article!
One of the best intrinsic rewards you can get in life is motivating and inspiring others. What is intrinsic value? One of the best explanations is on Thoughtco.com. There are 2 notions of intrinsic value:
Valuable in itself
Valued by someone for its own sake
We do things that give us extrinsic value, and other things we do that give us intrinsic value.
If you answered YES to any of these questions, read this article for a step-by-step guide to living life based on your core values and beliefs.
Our values guide our decision-making each day. Depending on what we think is important in life and our belief system, we find meaning in things we choose to do and not do. People are different. What one person values and believes in is different than another. For example, one person might think that going on new adventures all the time is an important value. Another person might not think that way at all. A person might think that being loyal to one partner in life is incredibly important, while another might feel that it's better to have multiple partners and not fully commit to one person.
In life, we often get influenced by the media, pop culture, influencers, etc. We lose track of what is truly important to us as human beings at our core. According to Soul Salt," If you don’t understand your values, you may violate them without realizing it. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, without knowing why." It is essential to know your core values and beliefs to live life purposefully.