GDP: Goals, Drive, Passion…

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Let’s talk about GDP for a bit. No, this isn’t an economics class! I’m talking about your GDP – your goals, your drive, and your passion. That’s right, your goals, your drive, and your passion! You see, these three things are synonymous with each other, and must be in sync if you want to change your life. You can have a goal and be passionate about it, but if your drive is whack, you’ll be stuck in neutral. You can have a goal and a drive, but if you’re not passionate about it, you’ll probably quit. You see where I’m going here? If you want to be successful in reaching that big goal, that big dream, that big reality, you’re going to have to focus on your GDP and make sure they’re in sync with each other if you want to go anywhere!

What I need you to do is write down that goal – whatever it is – WRITE. IT. DOWN! And what I need you to do is start visualizing your life when you achieve that goal. Now that you have it written down, put it in places that you come into contact with on a regular basis – the refrigerator, your mirror, your wallet; or better yet, put it on the alarm clock. That’s right, put it on your alarm clock, because when you go to hit that snooze button, your goal is staring back saying “is missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime really worth that extra 9 minutes of sleep?” Your goals need to be the focal point of every action you take during the day.

Once you have that goal in your mind, start focusing on the effort it’s going to take to get there. Like I said earlier, you can have a goal and be passionate about it, but if your drive is whack, you won’t go anywhere! What are you committing your time to? Your energy? What is keeping you from stepping on the gas?! There are only 24 hours in a day – how much of that are you dedicating towards reaching those goals? Some of you waste half the day on sleep! Arnold Schwarzenegger once said “sleep faster!” Eliminate anything that’s trying to pump the brakes on your dreams!

Now that you have your goal in mind and your drive in top gear, you have to be passionate about what it is that you want in life. If you’re not passionate from the start, you’ll never see it through to the end! When you set out to achieve a goal or a dream, you’re looking to change your life. If you want to love the rewards of your goals, you’re going to have to be passionate about the process to get there!

Your GDP (goals, drive, passion) must be in sync with each other if you’re going to win. Whatever it is that you set out for your life – whether it be to improve your health, your finances, your relationships – let that be on the forefront of your mind in everything you do. Eliminate whatever obstacles that are in your way that could derail your momentum. Most importantly, be passionate about reaching your goals. This is your life – commit, fight back, and win!

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