This is a guest post by Paula Harvey, of Designing A Passionate Life
Designing a passionate life includes setting intentions or goals. I've always thought of goals as typically an outward, visible outcome that can be measured. When you decide to design and live a passionate life, you need to set goals.
Step 1: Answer the question: What do I want to accomplish? Make your goal something tangible to aim for so you know when you have arrived because you can measure the results.
Step 2: Answer the question: How will I feel when I have achieved my goal?
By tapping into this feeling you are strengthening your commitment (the inner drive) to achieving that goal. Tapping into the energy behind the goal helps you to focus on the action you need to take.
Step 3: Answer the question: What action supports what I want to feel? You want to use the feeling behind your goal to move you towards your goal. This is where focusing on your passion is extremely important. When you connect with the energy behind your passion, the actions come easily. In my experience, when I use this frame of reference, the actions rarely seem hard or difficult. On occasion, if they do, I simply connect to the energy of my passion and I can easily take action.
Often, people don't set goals because they are