10 Steps to achievement of your lifetime mission
“Move Forward” – “Press-on” – find your inner peace – one day at a time.
After many years of chasing dreams, aspirations and many goals I have found that the true success in life is to find your inner peace, having a life mission that is focused on your passion. I’m a big believer in moving forward each day, let yesterday go, you did your best and it’s now history, a day you cannot change. If you have a life mission, then you have written goals and a blueprint for were your heading, so tomorrow should somewhat already be decided, that leaves today. No matter where you’re at in life, what you have done, what your striving to do, today is the most important day, it all starts today. You either already have a master plan for your life or you have dreams that you wish for your life, whatever they may be, you need to begin the process today to make them happen in your lifetime.
Success is not something that happens overnight, there are certain steps to success that you need to have, let’s call them steps to achievement of your lifetime mission. Now let me dismiss those thoughts starting to creep into your mind: yes you can do it, no you’re not too old, to broke, don’t have the education, experience or knowledge to make it happen. All of those are excuses the easy way out, yes to reach a lifetime mission (dream) its takes sacrifice, a change in your present thinking and the resilience to persevere when everything seems to be against you. The problem with most people is they give up on their mission way too early in life as soon as some difficulty enters the picture they quit and reason it out by saying it wasn’t meant to be. Well I’m here to tell you it was meant to be! Remember they call it a lifetime mission, a passion, a burning desire. Yes you may have set-backs, but the mission never changes, it’s your lifework, your big dreams, it’s what you get up every morning wishing you could do. There will be detours, road blocks and many reasons to quit, it’s at that time that you must “MOVE FORWARD” – “PRESS-ON”. No one ever said it will be easy, but I promise you if you press on and never lose sight of the big picture you will begin to knock down some of those obstacles and yes it may take a long time to happen, but that’s why it’s called a lifetime mission.
“The future doesn’t lie ahead of you waiting to happen, it lies deep inside you, waiting to be discovered.” (Author unknown) Forget those “should haves”, “might haves”, and “could haves”, it’s never too late to begin – it all starts with today. You must start by changing your thinking, changing what you do daily. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” (John C. Maxwell)
- Find your life mission (passion)
- Write it down (tell your own story)
- List the steps or things you need to accomplish to achieve your mission
- Break those steps into smaller goals (time frames)
- Begin with the first step and never quit until you reach the last step
- Begin to learn all you can about your passion, learning is a lifetime journey that never ends.
- Believe in your lifework, it’s your dream, what others think doesn’t matter
- When things get difficult – move forward-press on- never quit, in time you will find a way
- Don’t take no for an answer, it’s your dream you can make it work
- Enjoy the journey, it’s not a job, it’s your passion, it’s your lifetime work
Learn to enjoy the process, remember it’s a lifetime mission and may take a lifetime to achieve, so don’t let the ups and downs, setbacks stop you, learn to “move forward” no matter how bad it gets, you may need to change course a little or rebuild as you go along, but it’s the end game that you can never lose sight of. It’s your dream and only you can stop the progression towards fulfillment. When you say it’s too late, I missed my opportunity, I’m here to tell you, it’s never too late to accomplish what’s important to you – find your inner peace.