We often get so caught up in doing, that we forget to check if what we are doing is really helping us proceed to our desired goals or destinations. While action is important, it is critical that the action is something that it taking you closer to (and not further away) from your desired goals. Are you on the right road?
Advice from Masters – Quotes & Tips on the Right Road
The right map: If you have the right map of Chicago, then diligence becomes important, and when you encounter frustrating obstacles along the way, then attitude can make a real difference. But the first and most important requirement is the accuracy of the map.
Workers, Managers and Leaders: You can quickly grasp the important difference between the two if you envision a group of producers cutting their way through the jungle with machetes. They’re the producers, the problem solvers. They’re cutting through the undergrowth, clearing it out. The managers are behind them, sharpening their machetes, writing policy and procedure manuals, holding muscle development programs, bringing in improved technologies and setting up working schedules and compensation programs for machete wielders. The leader is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells, “Wrong jungle!” As individuals, groups, and businesses, we’re often so busy cutting through the undergrowth we don’t even realize we’re in the wrong jungle.Stephen Covey – Author – 7 habits of Highly Effective People / The 8th Habit / First Things First
Top Books on Finding the Right Path
Videos – Finding the Right Path
How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDx
The are 5 key questions that can help you find your life purpose. Who you are? What do you do? Who do you do it for? What do those people need? What do they get out of it? One of the main takeaways is that having clarity on how you help others is a key element of having a life purpose and being happy in life.
Other concepts on Goals, Life Purpose
The practice of Journaling (writing your thoughts into a diary on a daily basis) has been proven to be of tremendous value in helping you reach your goals, change behavior, clear your mind and deal with a range of negative issues. A simple daily habit, that can truly transform your life.
BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goals
BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) is a goal setting style that focuses on setting goals that in normal circumstances would be considered unrealistic. Setting BHAGs have tremendous benefits in terms of motivation, a drive for massive action and to galvanize and bring teams together to achieve the improbable.
How do you know if you are setting the right type of goals? A quick way is to check if your goals are SMART (i.e. Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time-based).
Resignation to Life
We have large, ambitious and exotic dreams when we are young, but as the years go by we let go of these dreams and settle for a more normal, mundane and day-to-day existence. This is the unfortunate truth for the vast majority, but not for everyone – and it does not need to be your truth either.