Don’t worry, you’re not alone. When most people are asked the question, “What do you want out of life?” they will answer vaguely. “I want to be rich.” “I want to be happy.” “I want success.” These are all worthy aspirations, but you need specifics. How much money do you want? What would happiness look like for you as an individual?
Define success for you, because success is subjective to the individual. After twenty years of doing this, I’ve learned that this last point is crucial; understanding who you truly are and what lights up your soul is the inside track to accomplishing “success,” and when you do this you may find that what you think you want is merely what society and the voices of your past want for you. This is one of the key principles of my “groundbreaking” new book, The You Code – Your New Life Map Hidden in Your Ancient Genes. Be specific about what you want, be sure that it aligns with your God-given purpose in life, and that book is designed to help you do precisely that.
Once you’ve got down to specifics, we can talk about the second part of the equation: attainability. Belief and determination, while both are crucial, unless you perceive you have the knowledge and skills to reach your goal, you can only get you so far. The next thing your brain needs is an understanding of how it will reach the objective and what it must do each day in order to get there. You need a plan. Most people don’t have a robust and workable plan for their life-goals, and so they aimlessly drift through life- that’s where a good coach comes in.