Life

Setting Goals vs What really matters?

What matters most can be a loaded question. The answer depends on who’s asking and who’s being asked.

With the arrival of the new year, the prosperity of a blank slate shines bright and clean. When that new year rolls around we ask ourselves “Ok, what are my goals? What am I going to start/stop doing?”

90% of the time for me that answer begins with “eat less [insert food] and do more [insert exercise move I absolutely despise].”However, setting goals means nothing if we don’t understand the purpose behind them. The ‘why’ is just as important and is the power that drives the ‘what’.

When we ask ourselves ‘what are my goals for this year?’ It will often result in answers such as buying a first home, travel the world,  make more money, lose weight, stop smoking etc. All perfectly good goals but they have their flaws. The problems lies in the fact that these goals are set without a purpose in mind. Why do you want to travel? How will this add value to your current life’s state?

These are the reasons it is more beneficial to ask the question what matters most to you.

Better relationships? Finding love? More freedom with your time?

Finding out what matters to you most is a tool that will help narrow down the list of abundant unnecessary goals. It will help decipher and focus on what really motivates you, what makes you happy and what keeps you passionate. From there, you build your goals with substance and meaning.

In other words, know what you’re doing it and why you’re doing it.

  • Goal: I want to lose 10 kgs
  • Why: Because it will mean a healthier and more energetic me that will ultimately lead to better lifestyle.
  • Goal: I want to work less hours
  • Why: Because I want to create a better work/life balance. This will allow me to create a stronger relationship with my family.
  • Goal: I want to travel the world
  • Why: This will let me met new people and gain experience outside of my comfort zone that will filter into other aspects of my life.

These are a few examples…

Let’s plan for 2016 to bring positivity, prosperity, strength and tiny bit of drama. Because let’s be real, life ain’t life without a bit of drama. Just try not to attract too much and learn how to handle it better.

Lisa x

 

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A Wise Man Once Said…

Majority of my time spent on YouTube is spent either watching the latest music release or perfecting my ‘winged eye-liner look’, These minutes feel empty. Frequently, I address my potato like state when I think “I’m sure I could be doing something more productive with my time”. With that being said I still type in ‘Kevin Hart’ and proceed with my evening.

I sometimes forget the internet is drenched in knowledge that can strengthen our brains, instead of depleting cells.

Below is a golden example. Normally the world’s funny man, Jim Carrey delivered an emotionally stimulating speech to the  2014 MUM Graduates. He spoke honestly and happily about the powers and talent we hold as individuals.

What I found most appealing about Carrey’s speech lies in both his content and the delivery. Carrey spoke truthfully about his view on life and how his mindset got him to where his is today. His delivery of the speech can only be described as genuine. His enthusiasm, expressions and subtle hints of humor left no room for doubt that he – with all his power – 100% belieived in every word that left his mouth. This was refreshing to see. I adored every word of this presentation and I have faith that you will too.

A good note to end the weekend on and begin tomorrows chapter.

Full Speech: Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation

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One year is all it takes.

One year. In today’s world 12 months is far too long. I want results and I want them now. Because I can’t seem to produce immediate results, I’ve given before I even started.

However, one of the most crushing thoughts I have is ‘ where would I be now if I had started 1 year ago?’ This question annoys me because I know exactly where I would be. I would be closer to my dream than I am now. So this is the year where I put an end to procrastination. I will make a plan and I WILL execute it.

In 12 months time in will not be the same person. This is a promise.

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