Monday, April 9, 2012
(To myself and my Co-Workers at Bang Zoom:)
Happy 99th Day of 2012.
How's it going so far?
Do you feel satisfied and fulfilled when you reflect on your 99 days (or 2,376 hours) of life so far this year? If you stop and think for a second, have you accomplished much of what you set out to accomplish? Or do you think - "Holy Crap - how'd I get here?? And I had all these great plans!?!?"
Most of us probably think the latter, if we're being honest. And many of us don't even stop to think about the fact that tomorrow will be day 100 of the year (144,000 minutes) and what that means as far as personal growth and development.... Many of us don't even think about what we WANT out of life... we just sit around and feel like we're not as happy and fulfilled as we could be and dammit, SOMETHING should be different!
Wouldn't tomorrow be a great day to make it different?
What if you sat down tonight for a half hour, or first thing tomorrow morning, and wrote down 5 things you MOST WANT out of your life. And what if you then thought about some ACTION you could take, even a small one, that would move you one step closer to those things you want? What if you really thought about them and wrote them down and turned them into GOALS?
How would that feel?
It might be something you've been meaning to get around to like "I'm going to open that 401K that I keep meaning to open." Or, simple like "I'm going to get that picture framed that I've been wanting to frame for the past year...." or it might be "I want a to double (or more!) my salary within 3 years." or "I want a million bucks by the time I'm _____." (These are just thoughts to get you jump-started....)
What you WANT out of life.
I mean, to really give yourself permission - to take a few minutes, and spend it on yourself. And think about what you really want out of life. And write it down.
I'm just taking 15 minutes of my time for all of you because I know what its like to live without goals... without stopping to ask yourself "What do I really want out of life?" And it's not nearly as fulfilling or productive. And I want you all to be happy, fulfilled, productive and successful. It's the only way we can reach the stars together.
Just by asking and answering these questions, you'll be one step closer to reaching your goals! And THAT is the real secret of success. In fact, I think it's the only one there is.
If you feel like it, let me know if you write down your goals and how it made you feel! (You do not have to share them with me, as they are personal.) But I'd love to hear that each of us is always working on improving our own lives!
Feel the power you have... and take Control of your Destiny!
PS - I read about a study of ivy league college graduates that was done something like 15 years after the students had graduated. All of the students that had written down goals upon graduation had become exponentially more successful than the graduates that had not written down their goals. Which group do you want to be part of?