We are each responsible for our own lives, success and happiness. Many people after they retire and the “honeymoon phase” has worn off, need to find new life goals. To find fulfilling goals it is often suggested to go through a process of self- discovery. Begin by indentifying your values and what is most important to you. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I really want?
- What activities have value for me?
- What do I really enjoy doing and sharing?
- What was I doing the last time I felt a sense of harmony and peace?
Give yourself time to reflect on these and develop answers that are true for you.
The next step is to develop your goals. What do you really want to do in life? Develop a goal worth working for. Make sure it is something you really want. Set it up so it is measureable. You can then set up an action plan with steps to achieve it. Visualize your goal, how you will feel, and what your life will be like. Conduct research and gather all of the information you can about achieving your goal.
“A work well begun is half ended.” PLATO
Put your action steps in a logical order and prioritize them. Make a timetable for their achievement. Put this in writing in a format so you can track your progress. Schedule time daily to work on your action steps. You will feel a sense of accomplishment as you progress and track the completion of each step.
“When daily actions are in concert with your highest priorities, you have credible claim to inner peace.” Hyrum W. Smith
Do not get distracted, stay on course. Believe you will be successful and keep working until you achieve your goal. Celebrate your accomplishments and set new goals!