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Put the Big Rocks in First
Imagine that your most important goals are represented by big rocks you put in your “jar of life.” The sand that fills in around the big rocks are the things that take away time from investing in your most important goals. These include activities that aren’t necessarily important but distract us from our larger goals. If we don’t put the BIG rocks in first (guarding time, attention, and energy for these things), there will be no room in our “jar of life” for these important goals.
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The Value of Minimalism as Applied to Goal Setting
Minimalism involves intentionally promoting the things we most value and getting rid of the things that distract us from attaining those valuable things. Living with fewer material possessions can be a way to remove distractions. However, minimalism is really more about a way of thinking and a way of experiencing life that provides you greater freedom and happiness.
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The Many Faces of Adventure
Adventure doesn’t just mean jumping out of an airplane or backpacking through Europe. It means all kinds of things. Adventure can be adapted based on our particular circumstances and stage of life. What adventure means to one person means something different to another. You are the one and only you. No one should or will live your life story….which is just as it should be.
Adventure can mean as a willingness to do somewhat risky or dangerous things but it can also mean a stirring experience or a willingness to do new things. Consider a fresh new take on your existing life — enriching the experiences and relationships already in front of you — as well as taking on new experiences outside your comfort zone.
What types of adventures will help you to experience life’s riches?
The Adventure of Enriching Your Spirit
The Adventure of New and Enhanced Existing Relationships
“Relationships are the essence of life.”
– -Bob Fulton
The Adventure of Parenting
The Adventure of Exploring the Culinary Arts
The Adventure of Pursuing Passions & Hobbies
The Adventure of Intellectual Pursuits
The Adventure of Career
The Adventure of Experiencing the Natural World
The Adventure of Making the World a Better Place
The Adventure of Creating Community
Your True Priorities
Goal setting is such an incredibly powerful tool. It helps us tap into our potential and the abundance that life has to offer. It can give our lives perspective. What’s more, if your goals are aligned with your true priorities and inner desires, accomplishing them will be far easier.
Enjoy the journey.