This week on the podcast, we had a pretty deep conversation with empath, Leisa Peterson. We talked all about identifying what you want in life and how to work toward your goals.
A big part of being able to get what you want in life is being able to let go of what you don’t want. This means not “keeping up” with those around you or giving in to peer pressure.
We’ve all been thinking a lot about what we want in life and how we can get it. Here are some of our best tips for how to get what you want in life.
Take Time for Self-Reflection
I’ve been focusing on taking time to identify the path I’m on in business and in life right now to see if this is truly what I want. What I found was that not everything I do on a daily basis is in line with where I want to go and what I truly want.
It’s not always easy to identify what you want in life, and what you want might change over time. This is why it’s a good idea to take time reflect every few months or so. Make sure you haven’t lost sight of why you started things in the first place and to make sure you are still on the path to what you want in life.
You may find that you are right on track, or you might realize that you need to make some changes to get what you want in life.
Get Clear on Your Values
During your time of self-reflection, you should get clear on your values. What I mean by that is you should notice what makes you happy, and what drags you down. What makes you excited, and what do you find tedious?
Self-reflection is great on its own, but your values can guide you toward what you actually want.
You might not even realize how much of your thoughts and actions are being influenced by those around you until you do this. Many of us go about life doing what we’re told, whether that’s following instructions from someone else, or following someone else’s path to success.
It’s okay to do things differently, especially if your current actions aren’t in line with your values.
A classic example is choosing freelance work because of the flexibility it gives, and then working around the clock and not being able to take advantage of that flexibility. Do you want to be so “successful” that you have no time for family and friends? Or are you focused on earning as much money as possible right now to save up for something big?
That’s something only you can answer, but knowing what your values are can help you answer that!
Work Hard to Reach Your Goals
I couldn’t agree more about Erin’s points on determining what your values are. If you don’t know what you want out of life and what you value most, how you can you create the best life possible for yourself.
Once you’re clear on your values, it’s time to set goals. Set goals that are realistic and achievable. Most times, breaking down your large end goal into small chunks that you can tackle each year is the best way to go.
Then it’s time to kick your action plan into gear and work hard for what you want. Success doesn’t come easily and most people don’t just get lucky and start living their dream life without putting in lots of hard work.
It can be difficult at times but the payoff is great. Once you start reaching the goals you set, you can start to shape your life into whatever you want it to be life. It’s pretty amazing actually!
Have you determined what you want out of life yet and what steps you’re going to take to get there?