Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How would you live if...

How would you live if you were wildly successful in what you are doing?

Just over a year ago I was at training where I was asked this question. I came up with a list of things that I would want my life to be like if I were living wildly successful.

I then went through and wrote down goals at different levels in life. In a year I was happy to see that I had accomplished several of my goals and that most of the rest were still relevant to help me get to the point that I am living my life the way I would live it.

What would you do if you were wildly successful?

How much vacation would you take? What would your savings account look like? What does your work/home life balance look like? What does your fitness look like? Would you travel? Where to? How often? Will you own your own business?

These questions are different for everyone. Even the list of questions are different. Some people are extremely devoted to their family and would rather work less and spend more time with family, others are workaholics and would rather be wildly successful at work. But thinking about where you are and where you want to be with everything will help you see what you would like.

Take this state, the one that you would love to achieve and then set up some goals to help you get there. Even if you can't get all the way there, the goals will help get you moving in the right direction. You'll never get to the life you want to live until you take the first step.