One thing’s for sure: I wish I had known about SMART Goals when I was twelve. But perhaps that’s one of the reasons why SMART Goals were invented—to make up for all the lost time in which people had no idea about them.
The idea of SMART Goals has permeated almost all spheres of life: the workplace, business, education, medicine, even parenting… But the most important perhaps is its effect on our personal lives.
We shouldn’t simply go through life without any idea where we’re going. You must have a plan, especially if you’re with people who are unbelievably pessimistic about the world.
From time to time you might think, “What the fart am I doing?” Or maybe you simply get bored. Or you might think there’s no point in doing that thing that’s supposed to be wonderful.
These epiphany-like moments are precisely why I decided to write this post. It’s nice to remind ourselves about the power of setting goals. It’s ever-important because sometimes there’s this weird sense of entitlement; we should be having what we deserve already. After all, we’re working hard for it, right?
Unfortunately—especially if you’re just starting out—it’s not the case. There’s simply this magical and bitter thing we call “life” that manages to get in the way.
Self-discipline is boring. It’s a trait that, ironically, seems to require constant change; thus, self-discipline can also be difficult. It can tire you, make you loathe yourself, and trigger some unwanted and unneeded mental gymnastics. It might not be worth any ounce of your being.
We find leadership everywhere—whether we like it or not, even when it doesn’t seem necessary.
The word leadership seems to be a buzzword, too. We can’t blame it, though; a lot could be at stake just because of the leadership, whether it’s of a small business or a huge empire.
However, one thing caught my attention: personal leadership. I didn’t understand what “personal” exactly meant in this curious term.
Is it about leading yourself, as if to say it’s personal to you? Is it about leading others on a personal level? Or is it perhaps about treating things in a personal manner rather than the usual uptight/corporate/formal way of living life in the fast lane?
If I asked you, “Can you say you don’t have any regrets in your life?” what would you say? I would then annoy you with a follow-up question, “Are you sure?” Then you might think I’m being condescending, but the truth is I only wanted you to rethink whether you understand what it really means to have regrets.
In this article I want to shed light on all the (hopefully helpful) mantras we hear everywhere:
No regrets! YOLO! Carpe diem!
What’s the fuss all about? Do people who say them or have them tattooed on their foreheads know what’s up? Or are they just wanting to do something “daring,” at the risk of having even more regrets?
The problem with sleep is that everybody loves it, but many procrastinate on it.
Procrastination is about something we do not want to do.
Do that homework? Start that article? Commute to the gym? Or just take a walk? These can all be troublesome. It’s only natural to procrastinate on these until perhaps a couple of days before the deadline—if there is one.
But sleep…why not sleep? It’s an interesting phenomenon.
How are you? Hope you’re doing just fine. Perhaps more importantly, I hope you’re feeling fine. I don’t mean to sound intrusive. I just want you to be aware, for a second, how you’re truly feeling right now.
Because if you’re feeling anything but great—or at least fine—you probably woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
But what does “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” mean?
Have you ever stopped to think—amidst your busy day, routine, or drudgery perhaps—what’s more of a priority: happiness or meaning?
On one hand, you might be thinking you’re fully happy, you could want nothing more. Perhaps you have everything you need. Perhaps you don’t have to work like many people.
On the other hand, you might be feeling a bit of the opposite—you’re not necessarily happy—in fact, you might be suffering from some sort of adversity. It could be a physical or an emotional sickness.
- What Is a Life Purpose?
- The Two Components of a Life Purpose
- How We Are Hardwired
- How to Find Your Purpose in Life
- More Questions that Might Help
- Misconceptions / Myths about Life Purpose
- How to Stay on the Right Track
You must be looking for ways to find your purpose in life. For that reason alone, you deserve a pat on the back.
You’re on your way to discover what it means to live fully.
I’ve gotta tell you—many people simply carry on without having at least one reason to live.
Many haven’t taken the time (and it could be seriously short time) to stop and do nothing but contemplate what’s been going on in their lives, and notice the emergence of some sort of purpose.
Arguably too many people exist without a purpose in life. They wake up, asking the universe, What the hell is this another day for? Is this all there is? After today, what next?
Don’t get me wrong. Living without a purpose doesn’t happen only to those who seem to be suffering or in pain, or have given up because luck didn’t find their way.
It also happens to people who appear to have it all—the money, the job, the social status. Behind all the nice and fancy stuff, at the end of the day they also ask the same question: What am I here for?