Thoughts From My Morning Study #TFMMS 72

Do you know where you're heading?

Do you have a big goal, dream or purpose in your life that guides you, energises you and gets you out of bed in the morning?

Lack of energy and motivation can often come from a lack of purpose and lack of direction.

It's not always about food and fitness, stress and sleep.

Everything starts in the mind, with your MINDSET.

And mindset starts with knowing who you are and what you want.

If you don't have a clear direction or mission, then it's hard to know what you want out of life, what you stand for and what you should prioritise.

As Paul Chek says, "If you don't have a dream, then any crisis will do."

Or as my Mum always says, "you'll be like a fart in a colander. You won't know which hole to come out of."

Humour aside, getting clear on your big goal, dream, mission or purpose is one of the most important things you can do.

Many people will read this and dismiss it as fluffy, motivational bullsh*t but that is most likely because finding out what you want in life and where you want to go is HARD.

It requires time, work and energy (something that people tell themselves they don't have enough of).

This is what I mean when I say you're lying to yourself, telling yourself false stories about what you can and can't achieve, be, have, do in life.

INVEST time in finding out where you're headed, so that you can build a map or blueprint to get you to your destination.

You made the choices that got you into the current situation.

No one else forced you into the life you now live.

If you want things to change...

Stop making excuses.

Empty your cup and stop thinking you know better all of the time.

DO the WORK and MAKE the TIME.

Otherwise you run the risk of being a victim of circumstances and events, instead of being the master of your own fate.

Life will happen to you and pass you by and you'll be left wondering, what if.

Working out what you want in life is easier than you think.

No one is asking you to have all of the answers and find the meaning of life.

There's a strong argument to say that by searching for the meaning of life, maybe you miss the point of life...

You don't have to re-invent the wheel or solve world hunger.

You don't have to do anything.

And you can always adjust course once you get started.

Your goals and dreams should evolve and grow, as you do.

The goal posts will move and your priorities in life will change.

No one is asking you to find the Holy Grail.

Remove the performance anxiety of having to be perfect.

There is no such thing.

Start small and flex your goal setting muscles and then, as you gain confidence and success, you can think bigger.

Just don't wait any longer for someone else to tell you what you should want in life.

Find out for yourself and, if you screw up, shrug it off, start again and learn from the experience.