All of us have big wishlists. I want a lot of money. I want to look pretty/handsome. I want to lose some weight. I want to travel the world. And a lot of such things.
There is nothing wrong in having wishlists, in fact that is the first step to actually realizing what you want in life. The problem is most of us stop with just the wishlists and do nothing to make those wishes a reality. Even worse, most of us blame the circumstances for not being able to materialize those wishes. That’s just human nature.
There is only way to make it happen, to make it possible for you to live your wishes – by creating goals for life. This is the way to go about it:
Create a life document. Imagine that you are at least 20 years more than your current age and think what your life would look like. Open a notepad and start with the sentence – “In year 2035, I will be 50 years of age and will have…. ” Start completing this sentence with every wish you have. Be as specific as you can be.
Now imagine that you are 15 years from your current age and think how your life should be then to achieve what you wrote in the previous page. Start the sentence with “In year 2030, I will be 45 years of age and will have… “. Again be as specific as you can be.
Now imagine that you are 10 years from your current age and repeat the same exercise. Then imagine that you are 5 years from your current age and repeat. Next for 3 years, then 2 years and then the goals for next year.
Once you have these documents ready, you can revisit them every month or quarter and check your progress with respect to your goals.
This is by far the easiest way to realize your goals and fulfill your wishlist. If you really follow it to the core and do not change your wishes often, there is high probability that you will achieve what you wrote in the first document 20 years from now.
Have this life document and keep it alive at all times. Make it the vision of your life. Imagine and live it every minute and there would be nothing that can stop you from achieving it.