Goals are very powerful. Most importantly, they provide us with a target. What’s the likelihood of accidentally accomplishing something that makes your life much better? Great accomplishments require intention. Having intention keeps your mind sharp and searching for solutions.
Of all the things we learn in school, most of us were never taught how to set an effective goal.
Those that claim to be “spiritual but not religious” account for over 20% of the population in the United States. But what does the word spiritual really mean? The word spiritual is used to describe that which relates the human spirit. It goes beyond the material.
In life, you’ll likely experience times when you want something from someone else. You might be thinking, “I’m very independent. I can do everything for myself. I can learn how to do new things and I will get for myself whatever I want.”
Even though that may be mostly true, there might still be the rare situation when you have to look to someone else to fulfill a personal wish.
Bullying among children has always been common. While it was once largely tolerated as a part of childhood, experts now consider it to be a serious problem. The challenge is determining how much to involve yourself. Too little or too much involvement can have negative repercussions.
A lot of advice about decision making seems to assume that it’s a solo job. In reality, we’re often working side by side with others. While it may be faster to act alone, we often get better results when others participate, too.
Of course, there are exceptions. Sometimes we may have all the expertise we need or we may need to make our minds up so fast that consultation is impossible.
It's very difficult to achieve your goals if you lack focus. You'll find yourself meandering through life without anything significant to show at the end. And it happens to the best of us. When you allow yourself to "go with the flow," you'll likely come out as an underachiever.
Since we were children, most of us learned that it could be advantageous to make others happy. Most children want the approval of their parents, teachers, and peers. We tend to carry that same tendency into adulthood. While it’s natural to seek the approval of others, sometimes it might not be for the best.
While there are many ways to live life, most of the options fit into one of two categories:
Does it feel like you aren't getting as much out of life as you want? Are you suffering from the doldrums, just going through the motions, day in, day out?
Do you ever wish you could turn back the clock to a time when your children shared everything and couldn’t get enough hugs? Your teenager might still let you hug them on occasion, but it’s always on their terms. Try it any other time and they turn into a human surfboard.