Last Portion of THIS Happiness Series
Why do you think you are here?
Do you have an idea of your purpose?
If so, what is it?
Do you have a plan?
Do you have values, if so what are they?
What do you want to accomplish?
What do you think would make you happy?
What do you think would make people around you happy?
Do you have an idea of your impact on the world?
What matters most to you?
Do you have a personal mission?
If you wrote your own eulogy, what would it say?
If you were to die today, would you feel satisfied with what you’ve accomplished?
If not, why? If so, do you know what you feel is missing?
Do you have a vision statement?
Happiness Planner from Shawn Achor http://goodthinkinc.com/wp-content/uploads/actionplanguide.pdf
The SHORT answer (Maybe)
You don’t need to sit down and write all of this down. You don’t need to go crazy planning or chart it out on walls. You do need to have the courage to take the next step. If you sit and do nothing, days will pass.
The world doesn’t stop for us. If you want to take time to think things through, that makes sense but if wait too long, you’ll find excuses to slow you down. You can dream about climbing the mountain plan it out thoughtfully and wait for the right time or pull together a rough plan, cover the important details, and go climb it.
I’ve seen many people over the years tell me what they wanted to do or what they planned on doing and they didn’t ever do it. If you do it and fail, so what? You did it. Figure out what you want to do next and then do that.
SO.. do you need a strategy?
That’s up to you! Ultimately, it is important to take steps and move towards that which makes you happy. You will discover new things along the way.
Good luck.. I am rooting for you!