How many times have you heard the expression that; “most people spend more time planning their vacation than they do planning their life.” I would expand that expression by adding that most people spend more time “thinking” about their vacation than they do thinking about what’s important in their life.
The power of “definitely directed thought” (the power of purpose) is why I love the story of John Goddard. When he was 15 years old, Goddard was inspired to create a list of 127 “life goals.” By one count, the “young 70 plus” man has accomplished 109 of these goals plus 300 others he set along the way!! He climbed the Matterhorn, Ararat, Kilimanjaro, Fiji, Rainer and the Grand Tetons. He has flown 47 different types of aircraft, and set several civilian air-speed records including one at 1,500 miles per hour just to name a few.
Ok, so maybe it’s been a while since you were 15 and maybe coming up with 127 life goals is a bit intimidating at this point, but how about 10? How much would the quality of your life improve if you accomplished just one life goal in each of the next 10 years? You won’t ever know if you don’t start now and you don’t write them down. If you really know what you want out of life, it’s amazing how opportunities will come to enable you to carry them out. Have definitely directed thoughts and you will be living your very best life.