Do I Turn Left or Right?

You're driving down a winding road and you come to a stop sign. 

You roll your window down and ask the guy on the street...

"Hey, do I go left or right here?"

What's he going to say?

"It depends on where you want to go!"

That's just about the perfect example of how we approach our life goals. 

We react to every bump, we don't know whether to turn left or right, we want to ask for help, but we don't know where we're going. 

Start with the end in mind. 

That's your vision. 

Imagine asking for directions without knowing where to go. 

What does success look like in three years?

Start with that. 

Right now you can call it "Project 2020."

Too many of us don't know where we actually want to go, thus, we set some arbitrary goals that sound good, complain about the present, and then take scattered action. 

However, if you know where you're going, then we can plug that into the GPS and come up with a clear plan of action, a set of directions. 

So, we're sitting together and it's December 31, 2020. 

What is life like?

What time do you wake up?

What do you do before work?

What do you do for work?

Where are you living?

What does it look like?

Who are you living with?

Who's a part of your family?

How do you spend your free time?

What do you look like?

What do you feel like?

What makes you happy?

What are you contributing?

Describe it all (tip: write it in the first person, as if you were actually there)

Paint a picture. 

Then from there, and only then, can we work backward and start to move towards that vision. 

Life is about constantly moving closer to your vision. 

We do that by being clear on what that is and then breaking that into goals. 

Take some time to paint your picture. 

Get clear on where you want to be. 

I like to go about three years out at a time, and every year refine the vision. 

Start with that and then you can set some goals to get you there.

That way you know whether you need to turn left or right...

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: Tomorrow night I'll be hosting my "Best Year Ever Workshop" where I go deep into this stuff. You can RSVP and get all the details here ===>> Best Year Ever Workshop