Have you ever gone into a grocery store to pick up ‘a couple of things’ without a shopping list?   What usually happens is that you will walk out with items you didn’t really need and you’ve spent more money than you needed to!

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How many of us wander through life without a list of what we really want and then get distracted and end up somewhere at the end of the year where we didn’t really want to be? A lot of our clients become frustrated with their lack of direction. They are confused about which way to turn and what to do next.

Just like a shopping, we need a ‘life list’ to keep us on focused on what we want and on track to achieve our goals.

So do you want to know how to create your ‘life list’?

What do you really want to achieve this year? To start your ‘life list’ you need to divide your life into the areas you want to improve such as: health, career, money, sex and relationships. Then start with one area and write down exactly what it is you want.

This may sound basic and you might be surprised how many people miss out this step. You know you want your life, business or relationships to be better. How much better? What specifically do you want? Not many of us would go on a holiday without working out where they want to get to, so why is it okay to just meander through life wondering when it will get better?

When writing your ‘life list’, it is important to be very specific. If it is a new relationship, what type of person do you want to be with? What interests and values do you want them to share with you and what do you really want out of the relationship? The same principles apply for money, health and career. It isn’t enough to want ‘more’ money – is $1.00 more ok? Probably not! So you need to be clear on what it is you really want so you can then start moving towards it.

Once you have your list you need to break it down further. For everything you want to achieve, answer the following questions:

  1. What will you see, hear and feel when you have your goal?
  2. How will you know when you have it?
  3. What will it get for you or what will it enable you to do?
  4. What resources do you have now that you can already use?
  5. What resources do you need to get to obtain your goal?
  6. Is there someone you know whom already has or does this that you could learn from?

The next step is to truly believe you can achieve your goals.

‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are probably right’. – Henry Ford

Now it’s time to take action – even if only a little bit each day. This will move you towards your goal and increase your belief that what you focus on is possible.

Keep checking your life list and adjust your actions as necessary to keep moving forward.

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