If I want to define the idea of my perfect life, then I would need to set aside any barriers that may prevent me from achieving that perfect life. My perfect life would sound just like this- financial stability, running my own business, maximum time available for my family and friends, freedom to purchase my dream cars, and respect. To achieve each of these targets, I would need to overcome barriers and put a valiant effort towards them. I would not expect these targets to be provided to me without little to no effort. Knowing these can be challenging goals, it would give me greater pride when I finally achieve them.
So, when we talk about defining your perfect life, we first need to imagine boundless targets that would truly make our lives perfect. Once you nail down those targets, try thinking about what barriers are in the way that would prevent you from achieving those goals. If you overcome or remove each barrier, then are you capable of achieving the goal you set for yourself? These things do not happen overnight and we need to understand that. When I set goals for myself, I constantly write about them in my journal to keep me engaged. This also helps me not forget about the primary goals I have. I do have a lot of goals, but only a few primary goals that I put the majority of my effort into achieving.
Motivation will be required to drive you through to the finish line. As I mentioned in my last post, Closing loose ends – part II, you need to complete your projects. You cannot leave unfinished business because it will only add to your list of things to do later on. The most successful people I meet are very good at closing out whatever they are doing. It is all about decision making, accountability, and speed.