Is there a book sitting on your coffee table or bookshelf that changed your life? A book that vibrates with power. Pure transformational energy.
There are a couple of books like that for me. One of them is The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte.
Before I read Danielle’s book, this is how I felt about goal setting and my life:
I was always chasing career goals; successes, achievements in the guise of awards, promotion, and pay rises. It facilitated a nice life of sports cars, holidays and stuff that made my home...homely!
Then, I read this book and almost overnight, big changes started to happen for me. It made me reasses things.
I realized this wasn't making me happy or satisfied with my life overall. I wasn't where I wanted to be. I was working like a mad woman, and I paid the price by sacraficing my personal life - I know I'm not alone on this one either!
So I started to look at my life from a different angle. How I wanted to feel had much more significance and meaning than what I was achieving, in both my life and career.
I let go of trying to be a square peg in a round hole, and took off layers like an onion, and became myself. I was more honest, I said no to the things that didn't serve me, and started to gain pleasure from the simple things in life; a walk in nature, listening to the birds sing, connecting with friends and family on a deeper level. Life became more about living, and not existing or chasing the goals you think you 'should' be. It was more important how I felt, so I redefined how I achieve goals and success. After all, what's the point of having it all if you're miserable?!
The way we set goals is the way we live our lives. Your goals are your plans. They’re your vision for your future (and probably, your family’s future, too). Did you choose that vision on purpose? With clarity and confidence?
Are your goals based on your heart’s true desires, or what society tells you that you should want?
Are your goals driven by your core desired feelings, or by the expectations your friends or family have of you?
Read The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte, and answer those questions for yourself.
When you get clear on the way you most want to feel and you make life choices based on those core desired feelings, well… I can speak from experience and say that EVERYTHING changes.
Life gets brighter, clearer, more fulfilling. Life feels better!
I’m wishing that for you — today and always.
Workshops coming soon, watch this space.