If you stop making goals in your life, you lose your ambition.
In general you lose yourself.
If you quit aspiring for greater, you’ll never be fully satisfied. I don’t want to grow up and look back and say, “Damn, there is a lot I should have done. I could have tried a little bit harder. I gave up too easy.”
Don’t get me wrong, it is great to be satisfied with where you are for a while. You should always have some sort of goal in your mind though. Something new to strive for after reaching your previous goal. If you have nothing to look forward to, then what kind of life is that?
Don’t be upset if you don’t reach your goals right away. I’ve been working towards being independent for many years. That being said, don’t be upset if you meet your goal and get knocked back to square one. I was once independent. Full time employee, own place, big kid status. Economy said I’m going to mess a lot of people up.
It didn’t mean “Sit back and wait for it to get better.” It meant bring your “A” game in all you do so that you might not have to worry for long. Just because something didn’t work for one person, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.
People become so complacent in their life. I don’t ever want to be that person. I want someone to look at me years from now and see that I lived.
Don’t get me wrong, I want the house… Marriage… Kids… However, there is no law stating I have to have it done by a certain age. I want to say I traveled over seas (at least once). I want to finish college. I want to do a lot with my life.
I refuse to ever settle. I want to continue to grow in many ways. God willing, I’ll get to reach most of my goals. I know someone of my goals are superficial and might not ever be achieved, but there is always a chance that I just might get to shake Morgan Freeman’s hand one day. It’s alright to have unrealistic goals. They’re called dreams.
Set goals for your life. It is so important. Say you marry someone. For 20 years, nothing changes. No need for anything to change. They had no goals and here you are. You want to do something extra. Spice up your life so to speak. This is the reason marriages fail. This is the reason people get depressed. They forget there is so much more out in the world than that daily routine they are stuck in.
It kills me that many of the people in my generation have their priorities confused.
Don’t be that person who looks back with regret. Be that person who can say they did everything in their power to do what they set out to. Live.