It seems as though so many people are seeking more, wanting more, and expecting more in their lives, yet when pressed about what "more" would look like, rarely can they give a definitive answer.
They say things like, "I want to be happy," or "I want to be rich," or "I want the perfect mate." To be honest, as wonderful as those statements are, they're far too vague to ever be reached.
What does happiness look and feel like? What's your definition of rich? How would you describe that perfect mate? Each of us has a different interpretation of what those things mean.
For example, I define happiness as having the freedom to do what I please, when I please to do it. Being rich means having tens of millions of dollars in the bank, and that perfect mate has movie actress charm and the heart of Mother Teresa.
To you, however, these descriptions could be way off course. For you, happiness could mean taking a long-needed vacation. Being rich could mean not having to struggle to make ends meet. Your perfect mate might be the one beside you all along.
The point is, we all need to define our goals, and most important, what they would look like if we saw them. Once we do that, the rest becomes easy. Once we know what we're seeking, it's simple to devise a plan to make it happen.
By saying, "I want to be happy, and that means taking that trip," all you now have to do is get out your calendar, circle the date you want to go, get some brochures on the desired destination, and then plan a course of ACTION to make your dream come true. You might do it by asking your boss to take $50 a week out of your paycheck and save it toward the vacation. Or you might want to work an extra job to gain some additional cash.
You see, once you have your vision, you can create ways to make it happen because . . .
The easiest way to hit a goal is to give yourself one to hit.
Gregory Scott Reid, The Millionaire Mentor,Inc.
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