You got to have goals. You're just bobbing along in the ocean of life without definite goals.
You got to have belief that your goals are possible, will bring you pleasure, and will contribute to society. Also, you got to believe you have the resources (in your self, in your allies, companions, community, nation, higher power, etc.) to accomplish your goals.
You got to act, put forward the actions that will bring about your goals.
You got to be enjoying the process, be able to be happy with the way things are right now, today, as you work toward your goals. That’s called gratitude.
You got to have every one of those. Without one, you’re not going to make it.
No goals? Like playing chess without knowing the goal of the game. Eventually, you lose, because you weren’t trying to do anything other than move the pieces around.
No belief that the goals are possible or that you have the resources for them? You won’t have the morale to stick it out when it gets rough.
No action? No results.
No gratitude? You’re carrying pain around, and then you’re not going to do your best work, and you’re going to find it hard to partner up with the allies that you’ll need (you’ll always need allies).
This formula applies to our four quadrants of mind, body, spirit and self (career/finances, health, relationships and emotional processing). Every important area of life deserves this approach.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
- Oprah Winfrey