Life goals, are you fulfilling them or paralyzed by them?
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In this episode you’ll learn about Are you fulfilling your life goals or paralyzed by them?
- Do you know what your life goals are
- How to find out what your goals are if you don’t know
- Why are you scared by your goals
- How to get over the paralyzing goals
- And much, much more.
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After spending a few weeks in Alaska and seeing how people live up here, it’s apparent that life can be so much different than how we are used to living in Seattle/San Diego/New York (or any other developed area in the US).
The summers in Alaska are a time for really hard work, and the winters are just dark and hard.
But people are way closer to the hunter/gatherers that we (humans) were for so many years.
And it seems like people are generally more content with where they are. I wouldn’t say they are all super happy, but they aren’t dreaming of what’s better around the next corner (like a lot of people that I’ve met in the lower 48).
Do you know what you want?
There are so many people out there that either don’t know what they want or are not moving toward their goals because they don’t really know what they want.
Are you 100% happy or content with where you are?
The other problem that I see here, is that people can’t decide if where they are is too comfortable to try something new. Even though they are sure where they are isn’t their ideal life/goal. This is being paralyzed by your goals.
Is it better to be safe and not live a very fulfilling life OR risky and have the potential for living an amazing life?
It seems like a lot of you are torn between these two things.
Here’s the issue that I have. What if this life is all we get and there’s nothing else afterward, we are just gone…
Nobody really knows.
How I Became Un-Paralyzed of Life Goals
Either way, what’s the worst thing that happens if we crash and burn by going for our greatest goals? This is how I became un-paralyzed.
If you write down what the worst thing is that can happen if you try to reach a goal, then you can really weigh out if it’s worth it for you.
Here’s an example.
Life Goal: To start a new business
Worst things that could happen:
– The business fails or doesn’t get off the ground.
– Run out of money.
– Have to sleep on friends (or parents) couch for a few months.
– Credit gets ruined for a few years.
– Need to find another job.
Can you think of any other things? I’m sure there are a few.
The Most Successful People Fail A Lot
If you do a little research, you’ll find quite a few successful people that have gone through this kind of failure (sometimes many times) before starting to find success.
Are any of these things really that bad? Not to me, but maybe you have some really deeply engrained belief that are holding you back.
I actually had to move back in with my parent for a few years while figuring out my next step, and building up a new business. And there were actually people that told me that wasn’t what a man should do. Good thing I didn’t listen! Ha!
How Bad Does It Hurt?
Here’s a question: Does where you are now hurt more than taking action toward your goals?
This is what had to happen for me. I hated where I was so much that living my life was worse than trying something new.
Looking back now, it’s so silly because I have come to realize that it’s all about the small actions that we take consistently that make all of the changes in our lives.
In fact, I’m taking one right now by writing this podcast!
Here are a few examples:
To get into great shape – go to the gym 5 days a week for years.
If you want to be an author – write X number of words 5 days a week.
Open your own restaurant – get a job at a restaurant that’s like you’d want yours to run, and start doing the actions and learning what it takes.
If you want to be a real estate investor – go to real estate meetups every week to learn and meet new people – look at houses every weekend – study the prices.
As you can see, some of these things have more moving parts than others, but if you want to do anything successfully, you have to do it a lot!
And here’s something that’s totally crazy, it’s OK to screw up or fail on this journey.
For the longest time all I wanted was to have a 500 pound deadlift. I had to practice and fail at that goal for YEARS before I finally made it happen.
Conclusion – LIVE
Having lived a true life of adventure for over 15 months (van life), I can tell you that it’s so much better than the conventional/traditional way of living that YOU ARE INSANE FOR LIVING THAT WAY!
But, I didn’t know this until I got away from it and really dug in.
If you need help digging into your goal I’m happy to help. Just let me know wha you need.
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