If you have no real plan for your life then here are a few thoughts for you.
1. If you don’t know where you are going, then you might not like where you end up.
2. If you have trouble defining where that end point should be, or what it looks like, then pick a point along the way! e.g. If you don’t know what your career will look like in 10 years, then decide where you would like to be in a year.
3. Aim big. If you shoot for the stars you might not get there, but you will go a long way towards them. If you aim for the roof, you might not even get there!
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” Bruce Lee
4. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! So … plan your strategy for success in small bits, it will make it easier to achieve.
5. Review your plans regularly, make sure you are tracking to plan and adjust accordingly.
6. Get help! Find a mentor/mentors, people that will help you.
7. Treat your life seriously … you only get one shot! So, make sure you do what you want with it … and make sure you enjoy it!
8. Fact: Hard work and good planning will get you a LONG way! If you apply some smarts to that formula you will rock the world!
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
9. Its not all about you! Sometimes you get more by giving. You will need to figure this out for yourselves, but my advice is to “give” as much as you can.
10. Every day is the start of the rest of your life, if you are late starting on your journey that’s OK. Just start!
“I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” Warren Buffett
Goals don’t have to be hard … but you really should have some.
“To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the “what is next”, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” Mark Twain
Kevin Dee is Chairman and founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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