BIGG success is life on your own terms. You are the entrepreneur in charge of this very important enterprise – your life.
What do you want to do with your life?
What should you do with your life?
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Two interesting questions to ask yourself. Although – the answers may be at odds with each other, at least at times until…
…you put away small-mindedness and put on your entrepreneurial thinking cap.
Think strategically to live your dream life!
When you do this, you realize that these two seemingly opposing questions actually work hand-in-hand.
Begin with want
You can’t expect to get somewhere that you never plan to go to. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Of course not.
In fact, it’s unlikely. In those few instances where it happens, it’s just sheer dumb luck.
So place “want” first. Define it. What exactly do you want?
Take some time to really think about it. At first, just list your answers. Then get away – for an hour, a day, a week. It’s up to you. But give yourself some space.
When you look at the items on your list:
Don’t ask it just once. Keep asking until you have a real sense of the motivation behind the item. You may ask “Why” (or a question that hints at it) five or more times to get to your true motivation.
In some instances, you may discover that an item just isn’t that important on further reflection. Don’t be timid. Idea elimination is just as important as idea generation.
Look for common themes
It’s likely you will spot themes in your list. Some of the items may have to do with work. Others will be for home. Some may be both.
These are just examples of connections. Draw a line between items with a common theme.
This is a process. It doesn’t have to be done all at once. And here’s another secret – it’s never done. You will almost surely redefine some aspects of your dream as you pursue it.
The “want” question clarifies the what. It helps you settle in on your vision. Now you’re ready for the next question.
Then think should
What should you do today to live your dream life someday? This is about the “how” – defining what it will it take to get from where you are to where you want to be?
Map out the steps to BIGG success. This will help you set priorities. You’ll be better able to say “No” to things that don’t move you further ahead. By eliminating those things, you’ll have the time for your most important day-to-day activities.
The “what” question helps you clarify the BIGG picture. The “should” question helps you understand the required day-to-day activities.
Together, they lead to BIGG success!
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