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Wondering What Are Life Goals?

Jun 7, 2008
If you are into personal development, you likely often hear about goals. You hear about the importance of setting goals, you may even have heard of life goals. What are life goals? What kind of life goals should you set?

Life goals are about things which apply to our life. Life goals are goals you set that you expect to achieve in a lifetime. These are goals which generally take many years, and even decades.

Consciously desiring to be a doctor, entrepreneur or a rock star is a life goal. These goals are bigger than simply getting a cup of coffee. Setting life goals is about goals which you have never achieved before.

Setting life goals can be compared to climbing a mountain. A mountain can not be climbed in one day. Though it may appear as so, and certainly some mountains can be circumnavigated and traversed in a day, the preparation likely took time, and so it is with life goals.

I like the analogy of mountains to achieving goals. You know you reach the summit - your goal. Climbing a mountain is a single pointed goal, much like clearly defining a life goal.

Setting and achieving life goals also requires dedication like climbing a mountain. The life goal of getting into a career can take many years of study, and then the even harder process of getting your foot in the door - getting that job, getting the chance to apply and seeing skills increased.

The problem with setting life goals is that it can make us ignorant to other opportunities. This is why properly considering your life goals is essential. Goals can be dangerous, in that they make us go in a certain direction. After time those goals could be a natural drive. Like in physics - bodies in motion, keep in motion, unless acted upon by an external force.

To achieve your goal, you will need to provide that momentum which allows you to get the habit of working towards your life goal. It is easy to get stuck, you could get stuck on how to set life goals, you could get stuck on the first few steps, and all the obstacles. However, you will reach your goal if you can go through all the negatives, and the problems, and find the positives, the opportunities, the solutions.

Before closing this article, I want to call your attention to another important aspect of setting life goals. Though many are far from balanced, those few who are destined to reach there goal, there is a balance that you should consider.

Balance is an important factor. You may want money, you may want fame, but balance will bring you the one key - happiness. Whatever you do, create the balance. Think of the areas of health, prosperity, success, relationships, career, etc, and you will be on the best route to success.
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