If you are reading this blog, chances are that you are the sort of a person who wants to do something with your life. You have your desires, plans and dreams, perhaps you even have your Wish Book.
Figuring out what you want in life is not that difficult. But achieving it, that’s a completely different matter. You have to fight with all kinds of obstacles and the biggest of them all are distractions.
Whatever life throws at you, you can eventually overcome it if you keep pushing in the right direction. But if the direction you put your energy in has changed, you will never get where you want to be. And the trickiest part is that you might not even notice. You put in more and more effort, you can even achieve some minor victories, but your main goal is not getting any closer. It might even get farther away…
My own experience was like this for two years. I had a dream of creating my own training program for people to buy but I kept working as a coach in a different field, as an employee. Yes, I was sometimes working on my own material but not so often because I was very busy at work. And yes, I was saving some money as an investment to my own business, but not enough to achieve my goal given the way I was living back then. It felt like I was working on my goal, I have been putting more and more time and energy into it, but no results were coming out of it. I was pushing in the wrong direction. Eventually I became stressed and unhappy, until I asked myself a question:
What to do about it? Here is what I came up with:
Close your eyes and visualize your life goal as a mountain. Huge rocky mountain far away on the horizon. Nature all around is beautiful, you see forests, lakes and villages in every direction. You are standing on a crossing of many roads and it’s not really clear which one you should choose. What would you do?
You will choose the path closest to the direction of your mountain. You start walking towards it and you will make same decision on every crossroad you come across, until you reach the top.
It’s really simple in our imagination. What about in the real life?
Every time you are being asked to join a party, go on a trip, spend money on something… Or maybe you are being offered a different job, a new business opportunity, participation somewhere… Close your eyes again and recall that previous memory. Visualize the crossroads you are on right now, visualize the offer you are given and the path leading towards it. Now look for your mountain! Is the path you are choosing in the same direction? Or is it sideways and will take you off the course? Perhaps it’s even in the opposite direction and it would make your dream even farther than before!
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