Are you satisfied with the way things are going in your life? Continuing to achieve the life goals you’ve set is hopefully bringing you considerable happiness and contentment. But, perhaps you’ve taken a different path and you think it would be helpful to add some goals. As Leo Tolstoy rightly remarked that “True life is lived when tiny changes occur”, life demands at times that we need to alter the direction we’re headed.
Maybe your focus has changed due to the loss of a partner or job, demanding that you relook at the goals you established long ago. Whatever the case, pondering whether or not to change your life’s dreams may be in order.
Consider these strategies to change the direction of your life:
- Review your current Goals: Pull out the list of your goals that you compiled years ago. Are they still what you want? Maybe you’re ready to let a few of them go to make room for some new ones that are more fitting. Give yourself permission to adjust your list as needed.
- What do you want out of life: It’s a good idea to have your goals written down and in a file where you can easily access them to make changes and updates. Even if you’re unsure of what your overall goals ought to be, jot down experiences you want to have and place them in your file.
- Share changes to goals: Inform your family members or share with your close friends of the type of life you want to get the required support in your quest to accomplish your master life plan.
- Infuse elements of your goals: When you include your goals into your day and any small effort to create the life of your dreams, your goals won’t just be some lofty ideas you rarely think about. Be strongly connected to the objectives that will lead you to your goal.
- Set and achieve mini-goals: If you’re curious about a particular new goal, but are unsure as to whether you want to change your life’s direction, establish a mini-goal to start exploring the new area. You’ll be able to feel things out and figure out whether the new goal enhances your interests.
Life happens. Things change. You may see the need to alter the life plan you had previously set for yourself. As Earl Nightingale remarkably said that “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” Put these strategies to work for you when it’s time to remove an old goal or add a new one to lead the life that you have always desired for.