One of the best ways to approach goal setting that I ever heard was from a speaker named Fred Gleeck. He is a speaker who holds seminars about sundry topics from how to be a professional speaker to how to market different products. He is also a pretty cool guy. If you get a chance to attend one of his seminars, I highly recommend it.
When he begins a seminar, he talks a little about goal-setting. He says to plan your ideal day or how you would like to live every day. Many people don’t like their average day and instead live for the weekend or those days when they can “do what they want.”
That isn’t much of a life, is it?
Your goal should be to have every day be a good day — a day to which you look forward.
It all begins to defining what that day would look like.
You have to begin by being completely honest about it. Let’s face it, many right now would say that they want to relax by the pool and do a bunch of nothing, but that would not last too long. Why? Because you would get bored! Look at how many retirees go completely nuts because they have nothing to do! Or worse, look how many basically opt to die because they aren’t useful anymore.
Furthermore, it has been found that work-related stress is not the killer it was once thought it was. It has been found that stress in those situations actually improves one’s life!
As a healthy human being, one needs to struggle, one needs to compete, one needs to set high goals and work to attain them.
These are the things that not only define us and give meaning to us, they give us life.
With that in mind, define what you love to do.
List those things that you absolutely love and would like to do every day.
Maybe you’d like to awaken at eight or nine and relax with a cup of coffee or tea as you read the paper or listen to the news. Afterwards, you work — either you go to a job that you enjoy or you have a business. Perhaps you’d like to workout or go to the gym; maybe even take a sauna or steam. Do you want to prepare dinner at home? Go out to eat? What do you want to do in the evening?
In other words …
What would be a perfect every day for you?
As you hone what you want and what you are passionate about and as you get that clear picture in your head, you will discover the ways and the means to make it happen.
It may not happen over night, but by keeping your eyes open to the possibilities around you, you will attain that day – every day.
Plan your perfect day.
Find the ways and means to make it happen.
Live it every day.
You deserve a perfect day because you read great books.