Are you content with your life? Can you honestly sit back, and say that you have achieved everything that you ever set out to achieve? Can you honestly say that you are likely to achieve your goals and dreams in the future? Many people begin their lives with hope, aspirations, ideas and goals. As life progresses, they slowly come detached from these, and one day, they come to a realization that they probably won’t achieve their goals. So they give up all together, and stop dreaming, hoping, and planning for their desired future.
At that point when you give up on your dreams of achieving more, you give up on life itself. From that point on you are destined to wander through life without a purpose, or a reason for being. Unless, of course, you make some changes in the way that you live your life, and the way that you see yourself as a person.
Why Achieve More?
Ask yourself why you want to achieve more in your hopes, dreams, and aspirations of days gone by. Ask yourself why these were important to you. Could the answer be that they made you happy? They made you feel whole, and that there was more to life than the daily grind that you have become so accustomed to over the years?
We want to achieve more in our lives. For the same reason that we might climb a mountain, or run a marathon, to feel a sense of accomplishment, and achievement, we want to know that we are able to achieve anything if we truly believe that we are capable of doing it.
How To Achieve More?
To start off with, you must know what you are setting out to achieve, and this takes planning. We can achieve anything if we put our minds to it, but we can’t achieve everything. So ask yourself what it is you value the most. What do you really want to achieve in your life right now? Once you know what you are setting out to accomplish, you have given yourself a strong starting point.
Plan your goals, and look for opportunities that will take you to your goals. There are millions of opportunities floating around us every minute of the day, just waiting to be grasped. The trick to success is to use only the opportunities that will lead you to your goals, and help you achieve the things you have set out to accomplish. Anything else is of little value to you, and your achievements.
Visualize your success. See it in every detail in your mind’s eye, and never stop believing that you will achieve your goal. Life wasn’t meant to be easy. If it was, we would never feel the sense of achievement, and accomplishment that we so desperately need in our lives. So see your dreams coming true, and live them out in your mind. This will give you the strength, and the courage to keep on going, even when it would be easier to throw your arms in the air and give up.
Remind yourself all the time about your goals. Write letters to yourself about all the wonderful things you will do or have once you have achieved your set goal. Place posters or words of wisdom around your home to remind you of what you deem as important, and have set out to achieve. Write out your own personal plan to achieve these goals.
Above all, remain true to yourself. Set your value system high. Live by your virtues, compassion, and know that everything that you freely give will be returned to you threefold. Never do anything that is against your belief system or your values in order to achieve more for yourself. Our values are the most important virtue that we have, and nothing is ever worth going against them. To go against your values, and beliefs, will only result in you thinking less of yourself as a person, and tarnish your beliefs that you are the type of person who deserves to achieve more in life.
You deserve to achieve more, so give yourself every opportunity to gain the things that you desire. Truly believe in what you want to achieve, and your capabilities to reach your goals. If you do this, you will achieve more, and still keep your value system intact, making you the person who really does have everything.
Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of my-personal-growth.com, a site that provides information and articles for self improvement and personal growth and development.