If someone asked you today, “Who are you?” would you have an answer?
Think about what it’s like when you try to complete a puzzle without seeing the full image on the box. Truth be told, that image guides your every move. It tells you which pieces go where and helps you to navigate the bigger picture. Every “yes” or “no” is clearly defined as you pick up a piece, glance at the image on the box and place it down.
Now image that the same image on the puzzle box was blurry. Completing the puzzle would likely be near impossible. You might get close, have a few semi-educated guesses, but moving through the puzzle efficiently wouldn’t be possible.
Let’s apply this same idea to yourself.
The fastest way to achieve your goals and complete your own puzzle is to clearly define who you are and where you’re going. If the future is a bright, easy to follow picture, it’s going to make getting there much easier. You’ll make better decisions and you’ll be more critical about what you say “yes” and “no” to.
Here are some questions to help you define what you want for your future:
- What do I want my life to look like in 3-5 years from now?
- What do I want to achieve?
- What do I want my health and fitness to look like? My relationship? My career?
Once you have an idea of what the future looks like, write it down and draw it out. This will become the image on the puzzle box – the goal you’re working towards. Then, one piece at a time, move in that direction.