Your Life Goals Are Your Choice

Your personal goals are important to you and unlike things, no one can hand you goals or achieve them for you. No one feels your feelings or experiences your dreams. No one can live your life or be your career. They are yours to earn and are part of you.

This is why it is so important to ask yourself what you want in life. After you decide, ask yourself how you will bring your desires to reality. Turn your thoughts into beliefs. Turn your beliefs into action. Your actions make it happen.

You have to work for what you want. Most things are not given to you, and much of what you want has nothing to do with things anyway – they are feelings, experiences, knowledge and other intangibles. What you want may be for another, but your goals are still your choice.

Your level of desire dictates how hard you will work toward your goal. If you can’t seem to get started, a bigger desire is taking precedence. The symptom is procrastination. You may have to overcome your own underlying objections before you can get going. Once you do, remind yourself of your priorities to keep from becoming side-tracked. Make a plan and stick to it. It’s okay to goof off every now and then. We all need down time. Your plan may be to create a life where you have more down time or your plan may be about finding productive ways to spend your time. You choose your goal and you choose how to get there. It’s your life and your choice. Choose wisely.

Author/speaker Janet F. Williams is a high-end sales professional, sales trainer and coach for personal and professional development. She speaks on topics contained in her award-winning book “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get” to businesses, networking groups, non-profits, book clubs and more. For more information or to buy the book, please visit: and

4 Responses to “Your Life Goals Are Your Choice”

  1. david
    July 23rd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Great post. Every sentence could be a chapter heading. The toughest part is choosing wisely that which is a worthy goal. Thank you for the clarity and encouragement.

  2. LuLane Ward
    July 23rd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Beautiful thoughts! They hit home with me. Thanks, LL

  3. July 23rd, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for posting about this, I would love to read more about this topic.

  4. August 6th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

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