At the beginning of every year, I like to look back over the year before and reflect on everything that I’ve achieved. I’ve also just started a new tradition: Instead of just writing up my list of goals for the year ahead, I’ve written my ten-year goals and my ultimate life goals as well. Goal setting is now a really important part of my life plan.
I was inspired to do this after reading a blog post last year that said something along these lines: “If you don’t have any big life goals to work towards, how will you ever get to where you want to be?”
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I’ve always looked at annual goals but never anything bigger – I’ve never really thought about where I want to be beyond the next year. But after spending some time writing down my ten-year goals and my ultimate life goals, I’ve realised I NEED these bigger goals in mind to help me set proper one-year goals. Without knowing my ultimate goals in life, how can my one-year goals be truly successful?
Life is all about striving towards leading the ultimate life, trying to be the person you are destined to be and following your calling. But if you haven’t identified what that means for you then how will you ever get there? It’s a bit like starting out on a walk with no destination in mind. You might enjoy ambling along, but what if you decided your walk was going to eventually lead you to a specific place? You could still enjoy the journey, but you know that at some point you will get to the particular spot and successfully complete the journey. (Obviously, when you get there you can set out and pick a new destination so you can keep on going).
So I encourage you now to think about the bigger picture.
- What are your goals for 2019?
- Where would you like to be in 2029 (I promise it will come around faster than you think), and
- What are your ultimate big life goals? So where do you want to be in 20 or 30 years from now?
It’s easy to feel stuck and unsure about where your future should be, but I think looking a long way in the future helps you work things out. In ten years from now, how do you want your life to be different? Would you be happy if it was pretty much the same as it is now? I know for me that thought always scares me because I always want to be growing and evolving and changing and learning and exploring.
In going through this process, it also gets me thinking about my ‘why’ and my direction for my work because, for me, my work isn’t something I just do – it’s a reflection of who I am. It has been a very long time since I did a job just for the pay cheque (15 years to be precise), and although a regular 9-5 job would make our lives a whole lot easier, there are so many reasons that I don’t take that easy path. Over the last couple of years, I’ve realised my ‘why’ is to encourage families to follow their dreams and live their lives to the fullest. My ‘why’ isn’t to persuade as many people as possible to move to Australia, or get people to buy my products or use the services I recommend – those are things I offer to help families take their dreams forward and make them a reality. The heart of why I’m here taking up space on the Internet is to support families in making big life decisions that help them live a happier and more fulfilled life because I know how that big step changed our lives for the better.
I know this post is a bit woo woo and not really related to emigrating, but I think it is important to share with you what it is that inspires me to keep creating content for you, and why I set up my Facebook groups and also to get you thinking about your biggest dreams in life – even those huge dreams that scare you because they feel so unrealistic or unlikley. Because, trust me, with some planning, and some work, they CAN happen. And the universe really needs to know that you want them if there is any chance of it delivering them to you. If you aren’t in the game, you have no chance of winning.
Should I move to Australia?
Is moving to Australia one of your life goals? If so, is this the year you are going to make it a reality? Getting out of your comfort zone and doing something so huge that really challenges you (something that, let’s face it, most of the population are way too scared to do because they choose to stay comfortable instead) will be the start of something epic. You don’t have to do it alone. The first thing you need to do is join my Facebook groups. There you will find a support network ready and waiting to help you make this happen.
So, no more excuses. Download my simple goal planner , grab a coffee and some leftover Quality Street and spend half an hour dreaming about your big, juicy life goals.
If getting into life planning is something you’re keen on, I’ve just bought my first Law of Attraction Freedom Mastery planner and it is ah-ma-zing. I can’t believe the clarity it is giving me. I’ve been buying different goal planners for years, but now I am truly hooked on this one and know it is THE ONE. I have the large 2019 dated planner in turquoise, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Weirdly, since buying it and writing down some of my goals, some of the things I put on paper have actually come true. Now it could be a co-incidence, or it could be the universe helping to get me where I want to go. Either way, I love it and am going to use this to get the life that I want. >> Get yours here.
Getting into planning has been life-changing for me and often you don’t even realise how much so until you look back and reflect on everything you’ve achieved over the previous year.
If your move plans are in full swing and you are starting to feel like you are sinking under all of the admin, make sure you check out my Ultimate Emigration Checklist. It will simplify everything for you and take the guesswork out of what you should be doing. Take a look at it now.
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