I was listening to a podcast this morning about simple living. Both women began discussing how they found minimalism in their lives. As I listened, it occurred to me that maybe not everyone actually knows what their life goals are. In fact, I’m sure not everyone knows. So what can you do to start getting clear about what you want from your life? How can you start getting purposeful about your goals. What does it take to plan them out so they actually happen? Based on my own experience as well as some research, I have gotten together a basic plan for how to figure out your life goals and start planning for them. If you need some guidance, you can find it here.
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People often wander through life hoping that their purpose will stumble upon them. While this is totally possible, people usually stumble upon their purpose while they were in the middle of pursuing something else.
What I’m saying is, you’ve got to get moving if you ever want to get anywhere. Standing still and hoping your dream life will come to you is unrealistic.
Goals help push us in the right direction. They help motivate us when we forget why we do what we do. Goals give our lives purpose, direction, and meaning.
If you hope to have a life that feels rich and fulfilled, then you have got to have some serious life goals.
These goals don’t have to be wealth or fame; goals can be as simple as happiness and love.
The path to finding happiness is not exactly something I can guide you to in a single blog post, but I can help you get some ideas on where to start!
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Ikigai – Ikigai is basically the Japanese way of saying, “life goals” or “life purpose.” To fully understand the chart and how it works, read my post all about it.
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Think about things in our world that are successful. People, businesses, buildings… One thing that they all have in common is well laid out plans.
Planning your life should be your absolute top priority, even before you start planning out your daily schedule. Why? Because your daily schedule should reflect your life’s plans. So simple. One great way to keep track of your life and schedule is to get a good planner that organizes everything for you.
Planning your life goals is the beginning of acting on your life goals. Just make sure you don’t get too caught up in the planning that the actions never happen.
My biggest piece of advice to start planning your life goals is to start big and work your way back.
Think about your big life goal. Now slowly work your way back until you have a few tiny steps that you can take right now toward helping that goal be completed.
To get extra help, take advantage of this Life Goal Planning Printout to get you started or check out Abby Lawson’s Simplify + Planner.
Here comes the minimalist in me! If there is anything in your life that doesn’t align with your goals, it’s time to put them aside.
Minimalism means so much more than just decluttering stuff, it can mean focusing intentionally on the life you want to create. Don’t waste any more time letting mental, physical or emotional clutter stand in the way of you and your dreams.