Let me share a hard truth with you, right here, right now. You are where you are today based on the decisions you’ve made each day leading up to this point. Your decisions good or bad, have shaped your life, and the challenge is most of us don’t think about many of our decisions, we let our internal programming make our decisions for us. The habits we have formed determine most of our daily decisions; As such, we look at our lives 10, 20, even 40 years later and wonder “What happened to all those goals I had when I was 20 years old”?
Most people spend more time making a grocery list than putting together a list of goals they want to achieve or thinking about how they want to live their life. I am not talking about New Year’s resolution type goals, I’m talking about achieving the types of goals that will change your life 10-fold.
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This Sunday is my wedding anniversary. It will be 15 years since I married my wife in Pasadena, CA on May 20th, 2003. So, as I made plans for our weekend getaway, which I keep completely secret from my wife, she doesn’t even know where we are going LOL, I love to surprise her! Well, like I said, as I was making the plans, I came across some old notes in a journal that I had not read in a few years. In those notes, I was reminded of a good friend of mine who reached out to me almost in desperation looking for a solution to his current financial problems at the time.
All of us as human beings are driven by emotions. Emotions compel humans to take measures that they had prior thought they would never be able to adopt. Emotions such as sadness, happiness, love, hatred, and much more control our actions extensively.
Emotions dictate our actions, thoughts, and influence our intentions. Emotion can profoundly impact our life therefore rather than being a slave to your emotions, it is essential that you take control of them and be the master of your emotions. Not learning how to harness your emotions can inflict major harm not only to yourself, but to the people close to you. If you have ever had a blow up because you lost your temper, then you know how impactful that can be on your spouse, children, other family members, even employees and co-workers. No one is safe from someone who can’t control their emotions.
Bad habits are common in everyone’s lives. Some people smoke, some people lie, some people fail to exercise, eat poorly, or procrastinate. And some of us do many of these things, or we go in spurts doing well for periods of time and then fall off the wagon again. Most people realize that what they are doing is essentially wrong and is affecting themselves in a negative way. However, little is usually done in curbing these problems.
The concept of a good life is very subjective because everyone has their very own definition for what a good life is. For instance, for some people, a good life is one in which they are monetarily superior to the masses. For other’s it may be success in their careers, and for others still, it may be the rewards of recognition.
One thing can be derived, regardless, is that all human beings strive for success in their respective lives in one way or the other. The key here is to ensure that you have a clearly defined objective of how you keep score.