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What Do You Truly Want From Your Life?

where are you headed?Without a road map you have no clue where you’re headed right? The journey of life is best done with a destination point. Where do you want to be in 10 years, 10 months, or even 10 days from now? Do you have any idea what you want from your life? What do you envision for yourself in the next 10 years? Personally I plan on being able to be retired actually by 40 years old, just a little over 2 years from now.

I have had this thought since I was a cabinet maker way back in 1998-1999. I wanted to retire by 40, I had no clue how I was going to get there, but here I am 10 years later with the same dream but now its very close to becoming a reality.

How the hell did I do it?

The law of attraction has played an important role, even though I never knew it existed until about 2 years ago. Initially when I quit my carpentry job in October 1999, I had no income for the next 6 months. I busted my ass off in web design school, I had little computer training before this time and it was a struggle. I also had low self esteem, but I did have a drive to succeed. I didn’t want to go back to carpentry that would mean I was a failure, something I wouldn’t tolerate. I did anything in my power to learn everything I could so I would get a job after I finished my schooling.

I was the first person in my class to find a job, almost 2 months before graduation. And I was going to be making more than my previous job as a cabinet maker, I was soo happy. I made it through, never to go back to building cabinets ever again. I doubt many people had faith I could do it, hell I almost didn’t but the drive pushed me through.

And from then on in, it was still tough. I had lots to learn even after I finished my schooling, a totally different environment than what I was used to. I got laid off 5 times. It didn’t matter, I did what I had to to move forward.

I didn’t think things would go the way they did, but the law of attraction guided me through. Eventually I ended up working for myself then I learned about Google Ad Sense, affiliate marketing and so on. Was it easy to learn all of this stuff, hell no! But guess what, you need to know what you want in life, then and only then you will get it.

Would I take anything back in life, nope. Everything has worked out the way I wanted. Even being in a job I hated for 10 years taught me something, it showed me how to be grateful for what I have. It showed me what I don’t want in life and what I do want in life.

And let me tell you something, I was the guy who did shitty in school, never paid attention, skipped classes and so on. I wasn’t a bad kid but I just didn’t care about much. But if YOU have a dream, make it happen. Trust me when I say that you can do it, cause I am no better than you. You need to have a goal and you need to really want it to happen. You need to be driven , lazy people go watch TV.

Write down what you want in life, and pin up on your fridge. Look at it daily, then start doing things that will help you achieve your goal. Only you know what you want from life, everyones goals are different. Remember your goals don’t need to be financial, they can be anything that you want in your life.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What are your goals?
  2. Have you done anything to move towards them?
  3. What are you willing to do to reach your goals?

Why do I want to retire?

I don’t want to be 65 years old when I retire, that’s 27 fucking years from now. Why would I want to work until 65, does that make sense to you? I want to have a good life with my family, the ability to spend time with them in my 40s and so on. Working 8 hours a day leaves little time for a life doesn’t it? To me that is a jail sentence, and I want no part of it. I want my kids to have memories of their father being with them all the time. I don’t want to be a stranger to my kids, I want to be there with them. I’m lucky I work from home and they see me everyday, how many fathers have that luxury? I’m basically semi retired already and I wanted it to be this way.

How do you envision your life in the future? If you have no clue what you want from your life, then think about it and then leave me a comment. I want to know what you want from your life so tell me.

I Lost 3 lbs – Down To 185 lbs From 188

[ad]I’m happy to say my weight loss is coming along nicely, lost 3 pounds since I started. The goal is to loose 13lbs by June , 2008. I have another 10lbs to go. I have basically stopped eating chips, crackers, coke, (cut down on breads, pasta, potato chips by 90%). I try not to eat after dinner but if I do I go with something that won’t make me gain weight. I try to eat fruits, carrots, celery, walnuts, almonds basically non carb or sugar foods. I still have coffee with sugar, and I go to Tim Hortons but I will slow down the Tim Hortons coffee as well.

Basically the weight loss program I am using it the Atkins Diet, however I still have carbs but I cut down 90% of my carbohydrate intake. So this is a healthier version of the Atkins Diet.

Really, it’s not too difficult to loose weight (for me anyways) if you know how to eat. Obviously I should be excercising as well and with the weather warming up it will be easier to be motivated to go out for walks, yard work etc.

The reason I am blogging about my weight loss is so I can keep track of my progess, and writing down my weight loss makes me committed to reaching my goals. Remember, the law of attraction, what you focus on expands. I am focusing on loosing 13 lbs (3 of which are gone already), and believe me it will happen.

Lost 3 lbs