Purpose Is Stronger Than Object
Make a list of 50 things that you would like to achieve in the next 10 years - big things - little things, it doesn't matter.
These are not things that you think you can acquire - it's a list of what you want - just let your mind run free. What would make your life dazzling unique?
Investments you'd like to make
Education for your children
Write a book
Parachute out of an aeroplane
Climb a mountain
What will make you kind, rich, effective, live an extraordinary life?
When you have listed at least 50, look at each item and decide that this one is a 1 year goal, another a 2 year goal, another a 3 year goal, another a 10 year plus goal.
Now look at all the 1 year goals pick out the 4 most important and put them on a new list. One of the greatest exercises in life is deciding what's important and what isn't.
Now ask yourself why these 4 goals are important to you. It's the WHY that makes the difference. If the why isn't important enough to you then don't waste your time on it.
What you want is the OBJECT - it's powerful - it's like a magnet.
Why you want it is the PURPOSE. Purpose stirs the emotion and the passion.
PURPOSE IS STRONGER THAN OBJECT.
The purpose of why you want something has a stronger pull for you than the want.
The two important questions are what do you want and what do you want it for.
A lot of your goals need to be personal development goals to help you become the person you want to become.
Example: You may want to set a goal to become a millionaire for what it will make of you to achieve it. Once you have become a millionaire, the real value is what you have learned and who you have become.
You will have learned to solve problems, improvise, gain an understanding of the market place, be more knowledgeable and bring value to the market place.
Whatever you want will come with a cost.
If it costs you working hard, discipline and learning some skills, that's good.
If it costs you violating your values and principals the cost is too high - nothing is worth this.
Weigh up the cost first - don't look back and realize that this has cost too much. If it costs you to be disloyal then it's not worth it.