Series B – Plan a Really Exciting Life
Underlined thoughts diminish you – Thoughts with dots empower you
B-1 Choosing & Using Goal:
I’m not good at writing.
- A simple Plan is better than none.
- I can start it this very moment
- I’ll list whatever I want like a shopping list and make it better as go.
- Writing my goals would cause me to think about how they fit together.
- Old pilots file flight plans; those that don’t never get old.
Goals make me anxious
- I will concentrate on the rewards and not the work.
- A goal is a target not a demand
- The right goals will motivate me.
- Larger or more important goals will motivate me more.
B-2 Gain Motivation with Visualization:
A written Plan would be too hard to keep updated.
- That is true if my life isn’t worth it.
- It’s easy to keep up; you just ad or change things on your list when you feel like it.
- Big goals are nothing more than a collection of smaller ones.
- Becoming a better writer would be a good goal.
- Having computer skills would make it easier for me to keep my Plan updated.
- Ad to my list of goals to “Develop my computer skills” as soon as possible.
B-3 Personal Goals:
What are personal goals?
- Knowing what is important to me
- Knowing the qualities I want to have.
- Knowing what is right and wrong.
- Knowing how I want to be as a personAppreciating everything
- Being an exceptional spouse and parent
- To be a force for good in the world.
B-4 Long-Term Goals:
Having goals will put another layer of responsibility on me and I’m already trying as hard as I can.
- Goals aren’t for pressure; they are for direction.
- All I can keep in mind is the big picture; my plan will keep important details in place so I deal with them in the right order.
- Goals keep me from missing the important things of life
- Goals reduce wasted effort and dead ends
- I could die anytime; would I be ready if I were taken tomorrow?
- As I write them I will see ways I can improve them.
- A written plan will act like a compass I can look at often.
I’ll think about goals when I am older.
- Walking a straight line, if I’m off by one degree, by the end of a mile I will miss my target by 100 feet. Goals aim our energies more accurately.
Thinking long-term makes work out of living.
- What will make me work harder than missing important goals?
- Living day to day would be risky and cause me constant anxiety.
- By making everything I do produce something of lasting value, my wealth will grow faster.
- Once my accumulation of assets get big enough they will help to support me protect me, give me options and continue to grow.
B-5 Intermediate Goals:
I can barely keep my head above water why torment myself with middle goals?
- My middle goals can keep me motivated.
- They will keep me from missing some of my long term goals.
- If my wife and I can use our vacations to check out places we may want to live eventually.
B-6 Bring on the Spice:
Spice costs money and I have none.
- Spice is what makes life fun and it does not have to be expensive.
- Spice is an attitude of adventure.
- Without spice life is more of a sentence.
- Spice is refreshing and becomes e raw material for creativity
- Until I can afford expensive variety, I can stay entertained by the way I use my time.
B-7 The Engine of Your Future (My To-do list):
What engine? The best I can to is to plug along.
- All progress is plugging along.
- I will minimize nonproductive tasks to free up time for the things that produce the most important long term benefits.
- Concentrating on the next most important goals I can make all my small steps add up to something very important.