Are You Drifting or Directing Your Life?

Most people feel, at some point in time, that they are drifting through life with no real direction. Drifting by definition is equal to a slow fade-not sounding like the life you were designed to live, is it?  If you are living a life where you are working too hard and not being smart about what’s going on around, you are drifting through life. Author and motivational speaker, Michael Hyatt, spoke about living a “designed” life vs. a “default” life. A “designed” life is where you are intentional about where you want to go and what you need to be doing with regards to your life. With this being said, you need to be able to answer these 3 questions:


*How do you want to be remembered?
*What matters most to you?
*How can you get from “here” to where you want to be?

Life is more than work, you must work in order to get the life you want, but Hyatt’s idea is to work smarter not harder. Live today how you want to be remembered-don’t put off becoming the person you want people to be remembered. In other words, stop “drifting” through your days and start really focusing on the direction you want to go. Figure out what matters most to you; this could be family/career/financial stability or possibly a combination of a variety of things.  You can have anything you want, you just can’t do everything you want-there’s just not enough time. Be smart with your time and with the choices you are making as to the direction you want to go. Where you are at right now is the sum of all the choices you’ve made up until this point in time. Now, if this is not where you want to be in life you need to make some clear decisions as to what you need to do differently.  Life is all about choices…we have a lot of choices to make all the time, are you being wise in your choices? Are they going to get you where you want to be?  When you have clear priorities, it makes it much easier to make the right choices.

We need to develop ourselves from the inside out- focus on the being not the doing. Being who you want to be and where you want to be depends on you and what direction you are willing to go. Your priorities begin with YOU at the center and your life is built around YOU.

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