Posted By janice on May 23, 2011
So you thought the world was ending and crossed the rest of 2011 off your calendar. After you finish knocking your head against the wall for believing a whackadoodle, it’s time to regroup and set new goals for yourself.
First, make an agreement with yourself not to follow someone who claims to have information that no one else on the planet has. My policy is to question everything. I don’t know if it’s because I started out as a journalist or what, but anytime I read anything someone posted on Facebook or emailed me or hear something someone says out loud as fact, I look it up. Most of the time, the information people pass around isn’t true.
Tips for living the life you want
Make a vision board. A great way to determine what vision you want for your life is to create a vision board. For more details on how to create a vision, check out my previous post about this. Avoid using pictures of the apocalypse.
Make a list of your goals. The vision board should reveal your interests and goals. Use the board to create a list of goals. Again, avoid having a goal of selling your worldly possession to pass out flyers about the Rapture at the mall. That didn’t work out so well for you last time. Think of something more positive, such as using your powers to help those who are less fortunate.
Commit to your goals. Being committed to your passion and goals are good. You want to use your goals to determine what daily tasks you can do to accomplish your goals. If you want to commit yourself to a cause, choose wisely. Avoid the lone guy who claims to have answers that no one else has, and opt for a cause such as recycling, helping the homeless, or saving the whales and polar bears.
Live like the world is ending. Sort of. I think of Tim McGraw’s song “Live Like You’re Dying” and the movie “The Bucket List.” Live your best possible life, ride a bull named Fu Manchu and travel the world like it will not be here tomorrow. More than likely, the world will be here tomorrow.