006 – Developing Purpose and Goals

What is your purpose? What is your vision for yourself? What goals have you set for yourself? Why these goals and not others?

In this podcast I discuss about why purpose is important and how it affects procrastination, present a step-by-step approach to developing it (while encouraging you to craft your own approach) and provide resources for further exploration.

The steps:

  1. Prepare your mind with stimulating questions
  2. Find and define your core needs
  3. Set up scales for assessing to what extent you’ve met your core needs
  4. Assess your present position
  5. Establish the big picture: the next levels of fulfillment.
  6. Brainstorm 30 ideas for each big picture goal
  7. Narrow the list down. Look for solutions that repeat.
  8. Choose 3-5 goals. Smartify them.
  9. (optional) Analyze impact on core needs to gain further clarity
  10. Create a period purpose summary
  11. Create plans and milestones
  12. Create supporting rules and habits
  13. Review and repeat periodically

Recommended book: Goals! by Brian Tracy

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004 – Procrastinating? Be a Friend to Yourself!

Dealing with procrastination can be a major challenge in certain phases of lives, and is often a tough nut to crack. In this podcast I summarize what I’ve learnt through my own experience on this subject: the value of habits, the power of self-acceptance, being a friend vs. a dictator towards yourself, embracing cyclical productivity, defining purpose.

Books:
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden

Goals! by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

Getting Things Done by David Allen

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002 – You Can Learn from Anything!

 

We’re often subjected to unwanted media. We also like to consume content with only an eye towards entertainment. The good news, with the practice of mindfulness, we can extract a great deal of learning from almost any source!

Here are some things that you can learn from:

  • Pop music
  • Movies
  • Fiction books
  • News
  • People overheard on the street
  • Architecture

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