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Too many of you are letting other people influence your path in life. We aim to help wake you up to find your passion so you can start living your life with purpose. Read on and discover the key personal development goals you must implement into your life to help steer yourself in the right direction.
8 Personal Development Goals You Need to Start Now
You Have Been Sleep Walking Through Life
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs
Are you living your life filled with passion, or are you just going through the motions as if you have been stuck on a treadmill?
You are not alone. There are many people who are feeling the same way. Your days keep repeating themselves over and over and nothing is changing. You have been sleepwalking through life and you are missing out on true happiness…
Most people believe this is how life is supposed to go. But we disagree. Life is supposed to be fun and exciting.
Too many of you are letting others dictate how you must live your life. You are told to go to college, get a good job and life will be just wonderful.
Well is it?
There is nothing wrong with getting a college degree. In fact, both my wife and I have obtained our bachelor’s degree. A college education teaches you discipline. It gives you more options. But when you choose a random career or one based on the salary, you will be miserable later in life.
Find what you are passionate about and then spend the rest of your life figuring out how to make money doing it. It is important you realize you are supposed to work to live, not live to work. You only get one life so slow down and enjoy the ride.
There are many great experiences you are missing out on because of your busy schedule. But this is what happens when you work a day job. You trade your time for money. The result is you have no time to do the things you love.
There are so many entrepreneurial opportunities out there which can provide you the life you are looking for. If you want to become a 6-figure blogger then all it takes is some education, hard work, and a topic you are passionate about.
Of course, you will have to spend more time outside of your busy schedule to make this dream become your reality. But if you are willing to make some sacrifices today, you will prepare for a future where you can dismantle your alarm clock and work at your leisure.
Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder or take on your life dreams as an entrepreneur, you must be willing to change your beliefs, your mindset, and your daily habits. This will involve setting personal development goals which will help keep yourself motivated to go after your life dreams.
Start implementing these 8 steps so you can take a step in a new direction and live your best life.
1 – Vision
“Where there is no vision, the people will perish:” Proverbs 29.18
The first step to setting personal development goals is to ask yourself why? Why are you chasing your dream life? Why do you want a better life? This question needs to be clear. Because if you don’t have the determination to transform your life to prepare for prosperity, then the chances of you overcoming failure are slim.
Once you have established your “WHY”, you need to turn it into your vision.
A vision is your mountain top perspective.
This is the driving force which pulls you through all the resistance you will face when pursuing your dream life. Your vision is a vivid picture in your mind on how you see yourself at the end of your journey. You must establish in your mind how you want your life to look like before it will manifest in your outer world.
A great example is climbing Mount Everest. Your vision is seeing yourself on top of the mountain holding a flag and screaming at the top of your lungs “I did it.”
But there is much-needed work to be able to climb this treacherous mountain. You can’t just have a dream and wait for it to fall into your lap. You must take action and prepare to bring your vision to life. This is going to take some training mentally and physically.
The same goes for becoming a successful entrepreneur, actor, actress, or athlete…
Whatever your dream consists of you must keep this picture in your mind to be the fuel which pulls you across the finish line. Feel the sensations of your vision in every cell of your body. Every morning and before you go to bed plant seeds into your mind by visualizing your new reality.
You are going to experience some resistance and some failures along your new journey. You are going to get knocked down a few times. It is all part of the process. The question is are you going to be able to get back up?
This is where so many people give up too soon. Many self-made millionaires didn’t make a dime for over two years before they made it big. This is the reason you must have a STRONG VISION to keep you from quitting.
Once you have your vision give yourself plenty of time to achieve it and start setting weekly goals, so you don’t get burned out. These smaller goals help you chip away at your vision and keep you on track.
2 – Work on Your Mindset
“The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.” Bob Proctor
You may have heard about the Law of Attraction and how thoughts create things. Well, it is true. Your brain is like a radio station which sending and receiving information through a quantum field of energy reaching far into the ethers of the universe.
Whatever you think about will come to pass.
The problem is most people think about the wrong thoughts throughout their day. Thoughts such as I am not good enough, I can never be rich, I am not fast enough, I am always broke, I can’t do it; are flooded through the body causing it to become infused with every cell of your body.
This triggers subconscious patterns to act accordingly. A great example would be the many lottery winners who end up losing millions of dollars resulting in them going back to a job.
It is because their subconscious mind can’t just comprehend becoming a millionaire overnight. It has been programmed over the many years in believing it is only worth its yearly income. So, they end up spending all their money because of their internal program and their poor habits.
The subconscious mind does not know the difference between right and wrong. It needs instructions. But most people don’t know how to become a millionaire because they have learned from their past environment.
You may think that when you are rich you are supposed to party, buy exotic cars, and spend money. Because this is your perception of what you are supposed to do when you become rich.
But this is far from the truth. Being rich and successful isn’t about partying and spending your money on useless things. It about having your money work for you so it never runs out. It is about freedom and lifestyle. It is about contributing to society. It’s about becoming a mentor and pulling others along with you.
If you truly want to become rich and wealthy learn from people like John Assaraf, Bob Proctor, Tony Robins, and Jack Canfield. They are not only successful in the money side of life, but in their spiritual life, and their family life. They are not in the spotlight because they live by different rules.
It is scientifically proven you can fire and wire new neural networks into your brain. 90% of your daily actions are run from the subconscious programming which has formed bad habits.
But, by knowing you can rewire your brain by thinking new thoughts, you can change your beliefs and form new habits.
So, if you have been telling yourself you can’t do something over and over. There is a good chance you are right. Because whatever you believe in your mind will dictate your results.
Once you realize you can do or be anything your heart desires, you may be more apt to change the words coming out of your mouth. There are scientifically proven laws of the universe which work accordingly to your vibrational frequency.
It works like a genie in a bottle. Your brain and heart create a magnetic field of energy which can be changed by thoughts and emotions.
So, if you want a millionaire mindset, make your new personal development goals to start reading self-development books. Reading is a great way to change your beliefs, your habits, and rewire your brain. Check out our library of recommended books.
Also, change the words which are coming out of your mouth. It is time to become more optimistic about your future. Start affirming words such as I am worthy, I am prospering every day in every way, I am blessed and unstoppable, I can, I will, I must…
3 – Become Disciplined
When you hear the words disciplined it may make you cringe. But every successful person in this world had to be disciplined to be where they are today. Because if you don’t have discipline you will not be able to separate yourself from the rest of the world.
If you want to escape from mediocracy you must learn how to become more disciplined. If you are looking to build a 6-figure blogger business, then you will need to become disciplined enough to turn the TV off or say no to your friends who want to party.
It comes down to making the necessary changes. If you want more money, climb the corporate ladder, to live your dream life, you must do the opposite of those you are surrounded by.
You are a product of your environment. Find yourself a mentor or coach to inspire you to reach your goals. Because this person will keep you accountable. But it comes down to how badly you want it. This will cause you to become more disciplined with your actions.
4 – Focus
Whatever you focus on is where your energy will be transferred. Wherever your energy goes is what you will draw into your life. If you are constantly focusing on the lack of money or your failures, you will continue having less money and more failures.
When times are tough and you feel like you aren’t going anywhere, you must learn to redirect your energy and focus on your vision. Because this is how you make shit happen.
Too many people give up too easily because they are focused on the negative side of their results. You start focusing on the lack of money instead of the endless possibilities waiting for you. This triggers fear to set in which causes you to lose faith and stay in your comfort zone.
This is why there is only a small percentage of successful people in this world.
On the other side of fear is greatness. But you must be able to push through this fear that you might fail in order to make it to the other side. If you keep focusing on the possibility you might fail, then you will never be able to escape your current situation.
Once you wake up and realize you MUST FAIL first before you will step into greatness it becomes easier. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he invented the incandescent light bulb. But he did not see it as a failure. He saw it as 10,000 ways which didn’t work.
There are many laws of the universe which work accordingly. It is because of the combination of these laws such as the law of attraction and the law of action which makes the impossible become possible.
Stay focused on the prize and you will be great…
5 – Will Power
“Willpower and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair.” Napoleon Hill
This is a gift from the Divine. We all have will power which is deep down inside us. Many people wonder why the creator doesn’t just hand them the keys to the kingdom. But then they sit on the couch and do nothing to make it happen.
A great example is New Year’s resolutions. How many treadmills are collecting dust because of poorly trained will power?
You all have the power to choose the thoughts you think which triggers your actions. By repeating these thoughts and action you create habits.
I have been waking up earlier than 5 am for over a year now. I work on my mind, body, and spirit for an hour and then I spend time blogging. It wasn’t easy to form this habit. But I have big dreams and a strong vision which fuels me with passion.
Every morning I battle my mind which tells me to go back to bed. But my will power is backed by passion which pulls me out of bed. The more I do it, the easier it gets. Now I have formed a powerful habit which is unbreakable. All because I had the will power to stay true to my vision.
I am no different than you. I just choose to make the necessary changes to better my future. We all have been given the power of FREE WILL.
You can either let your will power pull you out of bed to have a healthier body, to work on your business before you go to work, or you can sit on the couch eating unhealthy foods watching your favorite sitcom. It is all up to you. Strengthen your will power and say NO to your old habits and YES to the new and improved ones.
6 – Patience
There is such a thing as patience. I have a tough time with this one. But my wife is my rock and brings me down a notch when I get amped up. Good things come to those who wait. This all comes down to faith.
Trust in the process and utilize the laws of the universe to bring you the keys to the kingdom. It will happen. Give it time and keep working on your personal development, your vision, and your goals.
Study people like Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dewayne “the Rock” Johnson, and Jim Carrey…
You will find out they did not just become successful overnight. They worked their asses off day after day. They had a vision for their future and they knew deep down inside them they would never give up. They were patient and kept moving forward.
Set yourself some short term and long-term goals to keep you on track. The short-term goals give you a taste of progress while your long-term goals are like dangling a carrot in front of the donkey. It keeps you climbing upwards.
It will take time to make your dreams come true. There have been many multi-millionaire entrepreneurs who did not make a dime for over 2 years. But they were patient and never looked back.
You can do or become anything your heart desires. Trust in the process and BE PATIENT. Your time will come.
7 – Gratitude
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey
Many people think money and material things will make them happy. But you look at the many celebrities who have more than enough wealth, and they still are miserable. They party like rock stars and blow their money away on useless crap.
But then you look at wealthy people like Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, and Tony Robins and you will find they have great marriages, they donate to charitable causes, and they are GRATEFULL for what they have.
You must prepare for your success by being thankful for what you have now. Because if you do not, you will never be happy. If you spend your life chasing money you will only push it away. Take time and reflect on what you have and be thankful for it.
If you are having a tough time, then let me help you. There are millions of people across our planet who are starving. So, the food you eat every day is a blessing. Be thankful.
What about the air you breathe, the water you drink…?
We all take things for granted and do not recognize it until it’s too late. There are many people who have lost a leg or an arm because of a tragedy. Once you lose something it makes you think how wonderful it was when you had it. We don’t think about these things until it is too late. Be thankful for your strong and healthy body.
Another powerful way gratitude works are by being grateful for your vision coming true. You are prophesizing your future. You must materialize your inner world before you will in the outer world.
If your vision is to become a 6-figure blogger then be thankful for this happening now. You are preparing for that which comes. Even though your current situation consists of poverty, you must stay true to your vision in order to manifest your hearts desires. Everything you do now is just a stepping stone to the blessing which is coming in your direction.
Whenever you can’t find something to be thankful for, think about all the sick children who have cancer, or the third world countries whose food and water supply are poor…
8 – Surrender to the Flow of Life
Surrender doesn’t mean give up. It’s believing in forces which are beyond your imagination. If you wholeheartedly take action when going after your life dreams, the laws of the universe will align with your intentions.
It has to happen. It must happen. It will happen. It’s a LAW!
Surrender to the flow of life. Abraham Hicks talks about how we can either try paddling upstream, or we let the current take us downstream. Go with the flow of life. It is much easier to work with the law of attraction when you don’t try to force things.
It only makes things worse…
Just like with wanting more money. The sheer act of wanting something sends a vibrational match to you getting nothing. Because when you want something, you believe in your mind you don’t have it.
Like I said before, you must get it deeply rooted into the core of your being, you already have it. You must materialize it in your inner world first. Build a strong foundation inside yourself then be open to receiving the many gifts you ask for.
Resistance is the worst thing when working with the law of attraction. Yes, of course, you are going to face some resistance when starting a new business or going after your life’s dream. But it is how you handle this conflict which determines your outcome. You can either fight it or surrender and go with the flow of life.
When you let your fear of failure get in the way of your dreams it only lowers your vibrational frequency. But when you surrender and work through these fears you will ignite your passion and raise your energy.
You must become a warrior when chasing your dreams. Because you will have to fight many battles with your mind and your environment. This is where learning how to meditate is a crucial role in manifesting. Because when you are in ease your vibes increase.
If you try forcing things to happen, you will only push them further away.
You must stop worrying and focus on good thoughts, emotions, and raise your vibrations. Watch funny movies when you get down on yourself. Laughter is very important in working with the laws of the universe. Practice smiling every morning and throughout the day.
Also, start reading positive and uplifting books. This will help train your mind and keep you motivated.
Everything in life takes practice. Having faith doesn’t just happen overnight. But by staying true to your path and trusting in the process your new reality will start coming together. Surrender to the flow of life and everything will eventually fall into place.
It is Time for Some Change
Implement these personal development goals into your life and watch everything unfold in front of your eyes. You can have anything your heart desires if you are willing to do the work. You can not just work on one area of your life and expect everything to fall into your lap.
You must work on your mind, body, and spirit. Start reading personal development book, take up yoga, learn to meditate, and start journaling. These are all key practices to add to your rituals which will raise your vibrations and attract the life you desire.
Remember to find your vision which motivates you, consistently take action, keep moving forward, and BE PATIENT. It will all come together when you least expect it.
“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.” Bob Proctor
To your success,
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