At times I have so many things I want to do, I can barely focus. For example, I want to learn a new language, finish my book and make a difference in organ transplant and that’s just the beginning. I realized this morning that I am not focused on the things that matter. Having too many “wants” does not allow you the time and energy to commit to what is important. Am I destined to have a bucket list that is all desire without accomplishment?
I had a Ah ha moment where I realized my problem is that I was not committed to what was really important. For example, if I went back to school would I really be able to finish my book, work, etc? What would I be gaining? Or more importantly would I have the time to follow my true passion? I realized I needed to prioritize my list to what was doable in a specific time frame (while I still can) and make choices based on what I really wanted.
So here is how I cleared up the noise in my head and got focused!
Your WHY behind each goal is your motivation, be sure to ask why you want to make it happen.
1. Make a list of everything you want to do and do your best not to rate it — just write them down.
2. Organize your “wants” into categories for example; Work, Money, Travel, Relationships. If it’s in your head – write it down.
3. Next prioritize your list. Ask yourself… Is this something immediate or long-term? What is the “WHY” for wanting it? Keep in mind your WHY will motivate you when things look blurry. Rate your list based on what is most important to you.
4. Take your “A” priority goals and start planning. What do I need to do to make this happen? Create a list of items that need to be completed before you achieve each goal.
5. Finally, review your goals daily. Check off each item “your to do’s” that move you closer to each goal!
Today, clear the clutter and feel the certainty of moving towards your goals– your bucket list!
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