Goal Setting Tip: The Relentless Pursuit of Freedom By Gary Ryan Blair
In my many years of coaching and consulting, I’ve found that, in virtually every case, (consciously or unconsciously) the decision to achieve goals and to become more successful boils down to the desire for greater freedom.
The opportunity to enjoy and continually expand your personal freedom is what distinguishes high and low achievers.
The Five Freedoms which I’m about to outline offer the framework for a permanent foundation on which to build goals for the rest of your life.
This list includes both freedoms from and freedoms to — helping to eliminate the things you no longer want in your life and to build the new, better things that you do.
1) – Freedom of Ideals
Ideals and values address fundamental human issues and aim to make the world a better place.
As you experience greater success in any area of your life, you get to define success according to your ideals, you become the type of person you’ve always wanted to be, and you freely express and exemplify your deepest values, highest ideals, and most passionate beliefs.
2) – Time Freedom
An important strategic byproduct of achieving goals and working efficiently is that you learn how to increase the quantity of your free time, and, even more important, free to increase the quality.
By designing a lifestyle that you love and by taking time to rejuvenate your mind, body, creativity, and relationships, you will be surrounded by the best possible circumstances.
3) – Energy Freedom
When you experience greater success, you are free to cut loose those things in your life — relationships, situations, activities, and obligations — that drain your energy.
As these unwanted elements are eliminated, you free up your best abilities and will find yourself surrounded by an environment that supports and boosts your energy.
4) – Relationship Freedom
I define success in many ways, one of my favorites is that it means no more knuckleheads, no more settling, and no more excuses.
When you continually expand your success, you get to choose who you have relationships with.
You’re free to choose the best possible relationships — ones that are supportive, creative, profitable, and satisfying.
As you do so, you will find yourself attracting and developing more of these relationships in all areas of your life.
5) – Freedom to Focus
We live in a world where attention spans are decreasing as demands on our mental resources increase.
By knowing how to connect the dots between cause and effect, you have the freedom to focus your best attention, energies, resources, and abilities on what you decide are your most important commitments in life.
How free are you?
Like most people I’ve worked with, you’ve probably realized that you have room for progress in expanding your freedom in at least some of these areas.
Your challenge for today is to identify the top two freedoms that you want to actively pursue. Consider the implications of their acquisition and how your life will become even more enriched.
The pursuit of these two dominant freedoms should be immediate and with reckless abandonment as one sure way to experience greater freedom is to let it all hang out!
Gary Ryan Blair
Gary Ryan Blair is President of The GoalsGuy. A visionary and gifted conceptual thinker, Gary is highly regarded as a speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to leading companies throughout the globe. Visit The GoalsGuy!
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