By: Martina Luca
There are many challenges that we face in life. We go to bed every night and awake in the morning with so many unanswered questions. When this occurs, we end up questioning life’s worth. That neutral thought is a sign of dejection and despondency that can have a negative impact on your life. You can overcome it by stopping the raging war within you leading to peace of mind and living life powerfully with purpose. Living life with purpose is very important for your wellbeing. It brings happiness and gives you the skills to tackle life even through difficult times.
Having a purpose involves:
• Satisfaction that life has a direction.
• Feeling that you are moving towards something
• There is value in what you are doing.
• There is reason to continue.
• Knowing your self-worth.
In addition, having “purpose” means setting goals. The best goals are those that are valuable to you.
We all need to have goals and should work towards achieving them. We should be goal-directed. Being goal-directed is a power that can create a clear mental picture of what exactly you want to achieve in life. Jotting down your goals is crucial, as it is a constant reminder of what it is you want to achieve. It allows your mind to visualize your goals and work towards them.
The word SMART breaks down the path of success in your goal setting.
Be as specific and clear as you can. This sets the foundation and gives you a better idea of what it is you want.
Measure your goals. Take baby steps. That way you can adjust the steps in order to achieve the end result.
Assess your goals. Are they realistic, based on your availability, your experience, and your affordability?
Ensure your goals are useful to you. Will achieving them make a positive difference to you?
Every goal requires a deadline. Make sure to set a specific date that you aim to achieve it. However, deadlines can be changed accordingly.