Have you heard anyone say that you should be living your goals? Well, if you haven’t…you have now. You might also be wondering…how am I supposed to live my goals if I haven’t even achieved them yet? This is truly a great question that can be answered in one word – mindset. Your first step is to get busy…not in the distant future when you think you’ll have more resources and will be more capable of tackling your goals. Do something right NOW. If you’ve already created goals…you’ve taken a big step. However goals without action are simply daydreams. It doesn’t matter what your goal is; start consciously adding the elements of the goal as much as possible to your life right now, where you are, with what you’ve already have to work with.
This is an empowering process for two reasons:
- It keeps you busy with constructive, productive work and taking actionable steps toward your goal.
- You begin building and creating actions and behaviors that are consistent with your goal and therefore allow yourself to access its results sooner than later.
That second benefit is the most important one; you might want to read it again. You’ll actually achieve your goals faster if you begin consciously shaping your current lifestyle in ways which are in agreement with your realized goal.
Attitude is Every Thing
You see, our attitude (or state of being) is all about your mindset. It reduces our friction and resistance to taking action. Without the proper attitude, we’ll rationalize away taking certain actions and performing certain behaviors, and thus cut ourselves off from experiencing any sort of new, exciting, or even different results that may be waiting for us. All results are the consequence of actions, and we can’t experience certain new results in life if we constantly block ourselves from taking the new types of actions required to generate them. If your goal is to start a business, but you have no experience, no knowledge and no friends or other resources already in a particular field – you’re going to have a very challenging time realizing your goal. I didn’t say that it was impossible, but it will be more difficult to achieve on your own. Compare this to someone who consciously places themselves in an environment more conducive to their goal. Perhaps they gather books on the topics they wish to learn, take an online course or seminar on business management and seek out mentors who have already started their business and are now profitable, successful, and entrepreneurs. In the examples above, both people have the same access to the same information, even if one or both don’t go the traditional education route. The beliefs and assumptions (mindset) of each individual will determine whether they allow themselves to take action toward their goal.
Changing Your Beliefs – Changes Your Results
This brings us to our final point: your beliefs are ultimately what control your boundaries of behavior and the types of results you’ll acquire in life. It is our behavior that is being decided and redirected by our thoughts and beliefs, whether consciously or subconsciously. These often subtle shifts occur without us realizing it – but we are accountable for the price we pay for all of the results generated. This is the main benefit of choosing to live your goals as consciously as possible: to reclaim control over the subtle subconscious behaviors that are presently keeping us literally stuck in life. When you begin consciously incorporating elements of your goals into your life via habits formed by action taken NOW, you begin reprogramming your mindset to become more receptive to your realized goal. Goal inspired living is a strong precursor to success because it allows you to enjoy the most joyful, happy, abundant, and positive experiences of realizing your goals now.
Are you using this essential right now? Do you need a little help getting started? Living the life you want is not a magic trick, nor is it something that happens to "other people." It's a result of living on purpose and taking knowledge inspired action.
Knowledge + Action = Power
Are you ready to finally embrace Goal Inspired Living?