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One of the worst things you can do is waste your existence.

Life is one of the most amazing things in the universe and you’re incredibly lucky to be here right now. So, take advantage of it!

However, if you don’t have goals, you’ll default to focusing on things that don’t matter. You’ll depress yourself with negative thinking or engage in drama with others.

Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve your personality, or strengthen relationships, your goals will determine if it happens. When you don’t have them, you’ll spend time watching those who do, while your life slips away.

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1. First, write down your goals

What would change your life for the better? Decide what aspects of yourself need work. Where do you want to be in 5 years? Brainstorm some attainable goals and write them down.

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2. Believe that you can do this!

People are happiest when they’re making progress towards positive change. So, feed your mind with the motivation and information you’ll need to achieve your dream.

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3. What do you need to learn to reach your goals?

You might need to develop your skills so you can achieve your goal. So, write those out and how you’ll learn them.

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4. Make a plan

Next, write out everything you’ll need to do, and if you don’t know, Google it.

  • Then, prioritize these steps and schedule time to do them.
  • Break down the massive projects into smaller steps.
  • Also, give yourself enough time so you don’t fall behind or get discouraged.

Then, hang your list in your daily line of sight and do the steps you planned to do in the times you’ve set.

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6. Do it!

Every journey starts with one step. So, get started! Even if you don’t feel ready, do it anyway. You must discipline yourself to do what you need to do.

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7. Check your progress

You’re the boss. So, don’t let your employee (yourself) slack off and ruin your business (your life).

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