Would You Set Goals If You Knew You Were Dying?

If you knew you were going to die in one month, would you still set goals? How about six months? Would you still pursue your already established goals? Would there be goals that you would regret not having already achieved? Or, would there just be a list of last minute tasks and goodbyes?

One of the greatest catalysts for conquering goal achievement inertia is the emotional acknowledgment of our own mortality.

Intellectually, we already acknowledge our mortality. We are all quite aware that there is no one alive who is not going to die sooner or later, including, sadly, ourself. But, the emotional acceptance that our life might end sooner than we care to think about…well, that’s just not something …we care to think about.

Here is the beginning of an article written by Bronnie Ware, an Australian musician who worked with the dying for many years. This short article might help you answer some of the above questions.

“For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common…”

You can read the rest of Bronnie’s article HERE, on her blog, and I recommend you do.

BTW, how do you know that you aren’t going to die in one month…or two, or six, or twelve?

Answer: you don’t.

Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

PS:  If you haven’t seen the movie “The Bucket List,” get it and watch it soon. You’ll get to see how two dying old codgers played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman meet and journey together on a final excursion with a bucket full of goals in hand. It’s both comical and poignant.

Goal Quote – Apr. 18, 2014

“What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best—which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me.”
—Debbi Field

 

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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

 

Goal Quote – Apr. 17, 2014

“When we focus on perfection, we will be forever frustrated. When we focus on progress, we feel invigorated.”
—Jeff Shore

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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

 

Goal Quote – Apr. 16, 2014

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
—Denis Waitley

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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

 

Achievement Quote – Feb. 8, 2014

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt

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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

LinkedIn Licks

Here are some great tips for creating or adding some punch to your LinkedIn profile

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Thanks to Melonie Dodaro for creating an infographic with some great tips.
The post Make Your LinkedIn Profile Kick Ass appeared first on Lifehack.
Also from Lifehack: Use Your LinkedIn Data to Create a Stunning Visual Resume

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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

Where Are You Going?

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“Getting from where you are to where you want to go,
depends on how much you do, not how much you know.”  
—Paul Mark Sutherland

original graphic credit: unknown
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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

 

It’s Possible!

Here is another great graphic from Funders and Founders
with an even GREATER message!

What_Is_PossibleThanks to Anna Vital and the folks at Funders and Founders
for their inspiration and their work.

Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

 

Odds For Success

Remember the Pareto Principle?

80_20_InfographicThanks to the folks at Funders and Founders for this infographic.

What are your odds? The Pareto Rule applied it business.

Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

 

Forward Ho!

This words-of-wisdom graphic has been posted numerous times since the passing of Stephen Covey. But, for those who haven’t yet seen it, and those of us who need continual reminding (like me), I present it again.

Talk about great goal habits!

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“Ten Things You Must Give Up …to move forward” —Marc

Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!