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Activate Your Personal GPS

by / Monday, 13 May 2013 / Published in Lifestyle, Motivation

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn says “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”  This statement is profound and is extremely true.

You are the only person responsible for planning and designing the life that you desire for yourself.  I believe that we all have something inside of us that if we simply learn how to activate it, we can transform our lives and go from wherever we are right now in life to wherever it is that we desire to be in life.

The thing that lies within us works very similar to the (Global Positioning System) GPS devices that many of us have become familiar with.  If you are not familiar with a GPS device, it is simply a device that if you were to put in an exact destination the device will give you directions to take you from your current location to your desired destination.   We all have a personal “internal” GPS device that often lies dormant inside of us that if we were to simply activate it, we could transform our lives and create and design a new life for ourselves.  Here are some steps to activating your internal GPS.

1.  Take Personal Inventory:  A GPS device is useless until it first communicates with the satellites to pinpoint its exact location.  If the device is unaware of its location and is in “searching” mode you cannot even put in a desired destination.  Same goes for your internal GPS, you can’t plan a new life for yourself if you don’t first take personal inventory to have a realistic picture of where you are right now in your life and what it is that you truly desire in order to bring meaning and purpose to your life.

2.  Decide:  In order to activate your internal GPS, you have to make the conscious decision that you want to take ownership of your life and design the life you desire. Actor Ben Stein says, “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”  Changing your life begins with a decision followed by consistent action.  Don’t delay the decision.  If you haven’t already done so, decide to take control of your life and design the life that you desire.

3.  Write it Down:  Less than 5% of people take the time to write down their goals or what it is that they desire out of life.  A GPS device that is not set to a specific destination is simply wondering aimlessly.  When you decide to activate your personal GPS it is important that you determine what it is that you want out of life and that you write it down.  You can’t hit a target that you can’t even see.  It’s important to be very specific when you write it down and give yourself a realistic timeframe.  Be sure to also review your destination, your plan, or your goal daily to ensure that you are constantly moving towards it.

Novelist George Eliot says “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”  Don’t waste another minute, activate your personal GPS and create the life you deserve.

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