This post was most recently updated on September 25th, 2018
I did not make any resolutions this year.
I was confused.
And so, instead of following the crowd making new year resolutions, I took a break and reflected on what I did wrong in past few years.
Mistake 1: Trying to be good at everything.
Mistake 2: Having too many goals.
Mistake 3: Having no top priority.
No many how many resolutions I make, I knew I was never going to achieve anything worthwhile if I continued making above mistakes in 2018.
So I sat down and reflected on my life, dreams, desires and values.
What I realized is that I need to have my top 3 priorities and focus exclusively on that irrespective of many other things that I want to pursue.
Here are the 3 goals that I made for myself and that can change your life too.
Find your calling
The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling. – Fabienne Fredrickson
We usually underestimate the things and activities that gives us most pleasure, things which we are passionate about.
But they are there for a reason. They are our calling.
If you really want to change your life in 2018, you’ll have to make finding you calling as the no.1 priority.
If you look around, people are dying to start a business and failing miserably even to select a niche for their business.
The reason being they are not clear on their calling.
Imagine a place where there are four to five roads diverting in front of you.
This is how you’ll be confused when you calling is not clear.
Now imagine place where there is only one road ahead of you.
You are now absolutely clear on your path ahead. You know that you have to go to this path and the you’ll only reach your ahead if you cross the difficulties arising ahead.
This is how you approach your life when you know your calling.
You are not afraid of your path ahead and you’ll even persist after failures because you are enjoying every moment of it.
Your path now seems more beautiful than your destination.
Meet like minded people
You are the average of five people you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn.
A year ago, I mostly spent time with entrepreneurs and speakers which resulted in many opportunities and my own growth.
Bu last year, I stopped hanging around them and got back to my comfort zone which was not at all comfortable.
I became lazy.
Less opportunities, no growth and lack of confidence in my self.
Then, I decided to invested in a 2 day speaking program.
Those two days bought such a high confidence in me which I lacked since last 12 months.
And that was possible because of the people I met who were at a level above, below and same as me but with same goals.
When you meet like minded people and share your vision, something amazing happens. You start seeing opportunities and your life will only change when you start seeing opportunities.
Chase that ultimate dream
Now that you have found your calling and started meeting like minded people, the only action needed is to chase that ultimate dream.
Life seems long when lived in moments but if you look back, you’ll realize that years passed by very quickly.
Often, we spend half of our lives living up to others expectations but as you have now realized your calling, don’t spend a minute wasting your life on useless things.
Make every minute count.
Take massive action.
Kill your self doubt.
Chase that ultimate dream and change your life in 2018
Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas.
Image credit: PEXELS.