Set a goal; it doesn’t have to be a big one to start with, but set a goal and achieve it. Even if your goal is one you can accomplish in a day, you’ll feel great when you’ve achieved it and you can then start to build on this and create larger goals. When you feel like you’re “in the zone” add more to your plate, you’ll be amazed at how well you can perform when you feel this way. Are you looking for happiness and fulfillment in your life? Focus on those relationships you have with the people who love you the most and you’ll find more fulfillment. Even if you only have one deep and meaning relationship you’ll be fulfilled.
To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones
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Have you set large goals for yourself? Maybe you want to lose a specific amount of weight, be able to run a marathon, write a book or achieve a certain promotion at work. All these activities can be viewed as major goals in your life that require you to start with smaller goals. These smaller goals may not have the impact or garner the attention you’ll receive when you actually achieve the higher goal, but they are important along the way. It’s important to celebrate achieving the small goals along the way to your larger goal so that you don’t lose sight of what you’re after. It could also be helpful to find a celebration/accountability partner to give you the boost you need along the way to your bigger goal as you achieve the smaller goals.
In Defence of Multitasking
Many times we scoff at the idea of multitasking and the thought that we can actually split our focus enough to concentrate equally on two or more tasks at the same time. While there seems to be evidence that you can’t give multiple tasks the focus needed at once, it may be you haven’t tried to multitask at the right time. The best time to make this action take place is in a heighted state of awareness and productivity. When you’re fully focused and seem to be “in the zone” is when you can successfully add additional tasks to your focus and expect to produce the desired results. During this time you’ve successfully shut out distractions and brought your awareness to a heightened state to become more capable than you normally are. This heightened state employs a part of your brain that doesn’t get used as often as you might like, but when it’s in use you can produce some amazing results.
This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life
In order to conduct a study that lasts three-quarters of a century multiple researchers and generations are needed. This study has recently completed after beginning around World War II and one secret to a fulfilling life has been discovered. Of the participants studied, the ones that seemed the most fulfilled and happy were those that had the strongest personal relationships. This doesn’t mean the participant with the largest number of friends were the happiest, it didn’t matter the number of events attended, the money in the bank account or any professional accomplishment, but the amount of love a person feels in their life. This was the single biggest factor of positivity in life is to have a life full of deep, meaningful and loving relationships.