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Getting What You Want In Life

By Lesley Spencer

Do you know what you want in life? When is the last time you took a few minutes to think about where you are in life and more importantly, where you want to be? What types of aspirations do you have? What's stopping you from writing a few of them down and making them a reality? The answer is YOU! You can do it. Are you ready to make those goals a reality? Do you really want it? Then you must make the decision. No one is going to do it for you.

Whether you are a person who sets goals or aspirations or not, you likely have some things in your life you would like to achieve. Now is as good as any time to think about them, right?

One good way to begin is to create a Mission Statement for your life. My Mission Statement is: "To allow God to use me and my business to touch others' lives for eternal purposes -- to bring the importance of God and family to the forefront of our lives."

--What is your purpose in life?

--What do you hope to accomplish in this life?

--What do you most want to be remembered for?

--What motivates and excites you?

--What do you want to achieve and why?

Don't limit the vision you have for yourself. Expand your dreams. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

What are your goals or ambitions in regards to your:




--Work or business




Now think of each area and which you have goals that you would like to work towards. Write down the goals in each category that you hope to accomplish in the next few years. Make sure your goals are measurable and specific such as: spend 20 minutes per day studying my Bible, go on a date with my spouse at least once a week or save $200 per month towards retirement or college education.

What steps do you need to take in order to reach each one of your goals?

Write those steps down and give yourself a time frame on when you can expect to make progress towards and ultimately reach your goals.

Now describe the results of achieving your goals. How will it enrich your life? How will your life be different? Make some note cards with each goal on it and how your life will be changed as a result of each goal achieved.

Review them daily and renew your mind with the reasons for your goals and why you want to achieve them. Chart your progress and celebrate each step of the way until at last you achieve your goal and really celebrate!

Only you can change or improve your life. Become intentional. Develop a plan and review it daily or weekly. Become passionate about your life and your dreams. What are you waiting for?

Don't look back in a year or two wishing you had achieved something for yourself, your family or your business. Take charge now and begin your first step towards the life you've always wanted.

Copyright, Inc. 2006

About The Author
Lesley Spencer is the founder and president of the national association of Home-Based Working Moms (, the, Inc. Network of Websites and author of the Work-at-Home Workbook. She has a Master's Degree in Public Relations and has been featured in numerous media outlets including CBS News, Forbes, Business Week, Parents, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. She has been working from home for over 10 years and has two children whom she absolutely adores!


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