You Are Goal Driven By Design

View from a mountain topYou are designed to have goals and to work towards their achievement — and by doing so make the world around you a better place.

Consider the following story of some of the first astronauts. Some of them, upon completing their mission would experience depression and other life difficulties. How could this be? Particularly from a group of people that anyone would rightly describe as super achievers. If these folks were susceptible to this what hope could there possibly be for the rest of us mere mortals?

It turns out that since they had literally been to the peak of personal accomplishment — yet because they had no goals when they came back, they experienced a feeling of nothing else to strive for. We can all identify with this to some degree, whether we’ve been to the moon or not. Interestingly the solution was fairly simple. It was decided that the astronauts would begin working on new endeavors which would continue after their space related work and require their attention beyond their completion of the space mission. That’s right, the solution all came down to having a goal and something great to aspire to ongoing. I believe this is also true for each of us. The world talks of “getting there” when in reality the journey — and what you become for having traveled it is far more important than the actual arrival in most cases.

Think about how you can apply the above ideas. If you’re experiencing listlessness or lack of purpose consider ways you can create a goal for your life. Friend, we really are designed to strive, stretch, and grow. We are meant to go beyond hoping and getting down to putting forth action on things. When we have a plan and are working to make it a reality we experience a greater sense of accomplishment in our daily lives. Don’t just take my word for it. Test it, and see what a positive impact doing so can have in your life.

Friend, GOD has a plan and purpose for your life. You were equipped with unique talents to fully live that purpose out. I hope you will spend time every day being intentional and take that to heart — looking for ways to fully live in that truth.

It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG!
Josh Hinds

P.S. If you could use some additional inspiration along your success journey get a copy of my book, It’s Your Life, LIVE BIG.

Getting started with what you have is the key to reaching where you want to go

start where you are to get where you want to goThere will always be barriers — at least when it comes to accomplishing anything of significance. The challenges of life bring with them important opportunities to grow, to become better, and ultimately allow us to be the type of person capable of being a good steward of whatever rewards we happen to be entrusted with.

The fact that things take effort is a good thing. Sure, we say we want things to be easy, but would we truly value them as much as if we had to work for them — stretch ourselves, and grow to become the type of person that was ultimately capable of acquiring whatever it was we obtained? Of course not. If we are really honest with ourselves it’s the challenge that makes the “success” worth the blood sweat and tears it can take to see things through. I love the quote from Jim Rohn who says, “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.”

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How to start Your Day on Purpose

Create your perfect dayI’m big on intentionality. To put it plainly, I’m referring to the act of doing things by choice over chance, or happenstance.

That said, I’m not under the illusion that there aren’t times where things  have to be done which, given the choice we would rather not do them. That said, I also don’t believe that we have to live every single moment of our lives in reactionary mode. Reacting to whatever “life” seems to throw our way. Sadly, far too many people do just that.

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Stretch Your Comfort Zone and Unleash Life’s Possibilities

Josh Hinds - Inspirational writerWe all experience some type of self imposed comfort zone at different times in our life. I am talking about those things that for one reason or another we believe are out of our reach.

Comfort zones can be highly personal to the individual, or they can be something that an entire group of people over a long period of time believes to be impossible.

Two examples of this that come to mind are as follows:

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Motivational Thought: Inaction Breeds More of the Same By Josh Hinds

The Key to winning is getting startedAsk any would be author who has stared for hours on end at a blank sheet of paper or computer monitor just how real writers block can be — and you’ll fully grasp what I mean when I say “inaction breeds more of the same.”

When you’re feeling stuck… Move!

Fortunately, the opposite is also true — that is, if you’re stuck, and not sure what the next step you should take is, taking a step, in almost any direction will be exactly what you need to spur your creativity to kick in and get you on the very path you need to be on. It sounds ridiculous I know, but I’ve found it to be true just the same.

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