Quick Guide: Life Direction
What is the difference between goals and a life direction? I mean it makes sense, if you shoot for the moon, but land in the stars, did you achieve your goal or just go the direction you wanted to? Yeah, my brain hurts thinking about it too…Have you ever asked yourself, “What is your life direction”? Where are you going to be in 10 years if you continue on the path you are on? Do you plan on coasting to wherever you end up? There is a quote that always resonates with me “if you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time”.
What is a life direction?
A life direction is how you want others to perceive you and the lifestyle you want in the future. I believe everyone has a different view on this based on the lens they see the world. For me, I want to live a worry free life with #goodvibesonly. 🙂
That is the backbone for why I paid cash for my condo! I talked about the 4 reasons I paid cash in this blog post and it speaks to what my life direction is. If I want to travel I can, if I want to be home with my family I can… What is your life direction? Have you ever thought about it?
How do you get there?
So if I want a worry free life style then I need to have actions that mirror my direction. With money it is easy to see how budgeting and having spending control can lead you in the direction of worry free monetary living.
However, it is not just about money for me, I want to love people and help everyone reach their goals too. That is why I started this blog, to help others realize that they can do what I did or even something that may be perceived as different to society, and it’s all good.
The most important thing is that I am doing it now, not waiting until I am 55 and retired (if I am lucky) to try and help people. If you want to go in a direction, your actions have to mirror your intended direction.
I spoke at my local detention center this past Wednesday to youthful offenders (18-21) about money and life. As I stated previously, I want to love people and help everyone reach their goals and this experience was an action mirroring my intended direction.
How can you establish your life direction?
I would start by finding out when you are the happiest. Are you the happiest when you are with your family? Are you the happiest when you are alone camping? There is no right or wrong answer to this question.
If you want to be a person that shows love and compassion to your neighbors then you should start volunteering now. If you want to be a person who is financially stable, but is too scared to budget and set money goals, what are you waiting for?
I read a book called The 4-Hour Workweek and it challenged me to not put off these “directions” until retirement. If you want to go in a direction you have to do it now. There will always be another excuse to not do something. People say they will travel when they retire, they will learn guitar when they turn 30, or they will do this when this happens.
If you hope for an outcome then you leave the decision up to someone else, but if you create your own destiny you have a better shot at achieving it.
Are your actions mirroring the direction you want your life to go in right now? If not, it is okay, you can change. If you need help, you can use the 5 Step Guide to get started or email me, I respond to 100% of emails and would love to hear from you.