Because the very thing that inspires and drives people “IS” our personal/professional aspirations or goals, it is important to always keep refilling them. By achieving the previous one we might now be sitting with nothing to strive for. Driving toward an achievement gives us meaning, or reason. It makes us important in the world and keeps us driven to attain a new level, gain knowledge and become something we have not yet experienced. It ignites creativity, energy, and passion to get there and it all starts with our goals. Have you ever had the feeling of dreading to have to go to work, the gym, etc. VS the feeling that you can’t wait to get there. The difference: one mentality is going to just not fail because you’re not striving to be better and the other is to personally or professionally attain a better you. The difference is the reason you’re going and the results you see when you do. When we are working to attain a better us, we feel strong meaning which as you have heard in the past equals quality of life.
If you notice someone has lost their edge, their fire, or their passion for life, work, family or anything, ask them what they are striving to attain. What knowledge they want to gain, what skills they need to learn and what new heights they aspire to reach. Basically, what is their meaning. These benchmarks that we shoot for bring direction into our lives, give us a feeling of endless energy, high passion and increased excitement as the knowledge and results we attain naturally align us with the Vision of Elliott Homes. To “Improve the Quality of Life”. Including yours.
A great quote from Tony Robbins:
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.