Set a Purpose-Driven Goal
So howcome some people don't set goals in the first place? (These common reasons may sound familiar...)
- The rigid process of goal setting is too detailed for your liking (you're a big person), or
- There's no internal fuel to push you towards your goal (no compelling reason for the goal), or
- You're a "go with the flow person" and having steps is restricting
However, imagine a time when you did have a particular goal on the horizon... It pointed you in a general direction didn't it? And aren't goals like a compass that leads you to the place you want, increasing your overall feeling of certainty? Think about this for a moment and imagine how much better your life would be when you have a clear destination in mind...
So for those who can't or won't set goals, how about doing this instead? Focus on setting Purpose Driven Goals that excite you! What's a purpose driven goal? It's simply a goal driven by your purpose in life and not by numbers, deadlines and steps.
Many of you are saying "I don't know my purpose in life!" and all you need to ask yourself is what you want to do, be and have in life, and you'll have a rough idea of what your purpose is.
Here's an example. You could say that your purpose in life is to be happy by spending time helping others, and to achieve your purpose you'll need financial freedom. That's an example of a purpose in life, and it begs the question of just how much money equals financial freedom for you?
And honestly, you don't know!
But what happens is that with a purpose driven goal that's a little broad and big picture, your brains will automatically rev up and push you when you need pushing, relax you when you need relaxing, pick you up when you need a pick me up. There may never be a number value to financial freedom for you and that's fine as long as you know that your purpose in life is happiness through financial freedom. You'll be amazed at how your brain will unconsciously organize itself to bring you where you need to go!
What I've just shared with you goes against conventional thinking about goal setting. But remember – this article is written for those who don't like or can't set goals and goal setting done this way is just to point you in the right direction in life so that every moment is spent doing something meaningful and useful that gives you pleasure, joy, happiness and all good things in life.
Do it now... Set a purpose driven goal and excite yourself!