Surprised by Andreu
Hi guys, I’m just adding a prelude here, to tell you that this post is a two for one read. I started by writing this article asking myself the question “What is your ultimate goal in life” with some specific steps you can take to do so. But to be honest, as time went on between the time I wrote this article and now, life passed and I realized I was trying to develop a slightly different mindset. I comment at the end of this post. What is it about? I can’t tell you, you have to keep reading! Well, in fact, well, I’ll give you a preview of a sentence: Ultimate goals can be fun, but at times like this, don’t worry if your ultimate goal is to make sure you’re laughing enough. Intrigued? Forward to the original post!
What is your ultimate goal in life?
What’s up, guys! I hope you are all well. I wanted to talk about a question that has been on my mind lately: What is your ultimate goal in life?
Let me first put a point of context. I’m a big fan of Formula 1. For those of you who don’t know, Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motor racing. This is what runners have been dreaming of since they were little. Charging in Formula 1 is the equivalent of playing in the NBA, NFL or MLB. That’s what kids dream of when they start their karting careers. It is what takes them from practice to practice, from morning to night, race after race, with the desire to improve their race times and the understanding of their car, so that one day they can ascend to the ranks of the Formula 3, Formula 2 and then. in Formula 1. Parents sacrifice their time and money, while children sacrifice their childhood to achieve their final dream, their final desire. I apologize in advance, if I feel a little obsessed, it’s because … well, I’m. But there is something else that I find so fascinating about it. This whole process of promotion from junior karting racing leagues to Formula 1 takes a minimum of 10 years. Keep in mind that many of these athletes entering Formula 1 today are between 19 and 22 years old; that means they started running from the age of 10 or so.
When I was 10, I didn’t even know if I was going to do homework later that night (yes, I was a rebel), let alone decide that I wanted to dedicate my whole life to a career. How the hell do you do that? I’m not sure, but it made me think what I wanted in my life. What is my ultimate goal?
To be honest, I don’t know what my ultimate goal is. Should your ultimate goal be altruistic or self-interested? I guess this boils down to how you define Ultimate as. Let’s face it: I want to define a goal as one that will give you a level of happiness and satisfaction worthy of your life’s efforts.
Great, now that we’ve defined what an end goal might be, I wonder: what is your OWN end goal? Is it starting your own business? Are you earning a billion dollars? (Good luck with that, though I’m sure Bezos is probably on his way). I really just want you to sit back and think about what drives you. What moves you when you wake up in the morning? What motivates you to keep pushing when things get tough? It can be anything.
Then I want you to start thinking about what you will need to get there. To be fair, it can be difficult and discouraging to think about how you want your LIFE to be, so I encourage you to think about where you want to be at shorter intervals. How is your life in five years? Too long? Well, how about two years from now? Is it too intimidating? What do you want your day or week to be like?
The goal of this exercise is twofold. First of all, it helps to remind you that YOU are in control of your life. When you think about what you really want, it will make your path clear. You will take the necessary steps to make your dreams come true. Don’t believe me, try it yourself. Secondly, I think it helps to inject some optimism. It serves to remind us all that we had a life before this global pandemic, and that we will have one again. Everything will be better.
Finally, now that you’ve figured out what you want in life and how you’re going to get there, it’s time to start acting. Remember, it’s easy to think what you want, but it’s much harder to get started.
Don’t worry, all you have to do is take one step at a time. What are some of the small ways you can act on your goals consistently? It doesn’t matter how fast you go, as long as you don’t give up.
What is your ultimate goal? I have to admit, I’m not entirely sure. But I’m sure I’ll try this exercise (cheeky endorsement I know). Try it for yourself and let me know in the comments section below what your ultimate goal is!
Editor’s note: I found out what my ultimate goal was.
Now, originally, I was going to write all this about wanting to succeed in my career / have some business / have a couple of fantastic cars. I still want these things, but in the last few months I’ve noticed that I’ve been worried about one thing: being happy / staying positive. I admit that things have been weird here in the US and it’s definitely gone. It’s part of the reason I’ve been away for a while, and I apologize for that.
Now I continue with this article, 100%, because I think it is important to have these great goals that always make you strive. But rereading this article, I realized that I am not here at this time in my life. Right now, I don’t have the ultimate goal of going after this promotion, or developing my own business, or making this impossibly intimidating move halfway around the world. My ultimate goal is to retrain my brain to develop a positive mindset and to continue. I know that during all of this, people are using this time to move forward and, if you do, more power for you. But if you’re not, that’s fine. So I just wanted to include this note from the editor to say that you don’t need to have an ambitious crazy end goal; it can be as simple as making sure you laugh at least five times a day (which is a fun goal by the way).
So go ahead.
I love you all,
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