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Where to?

2014-05-03 12:18 (comments: 0)

Many people want to get away from something. Away from sleeping pills, away from their partner, away from the current job, away from being overweight, away from stress etc.

But this is exactly the problem.

Imagine for a moment a piece of paper with a point exactly in the middle. This point symbolises the situation which you find yourself in and which you want to get away from.

So if you want to get away from your situation (the “point”), you have exactly 360˚, which means all possible directions which you can move in! The irony is that at the first sight this looks like a great choice of options, but in reality the 359 degrees often simply offer wrong directions. They don't bring you closer to your aim.

It is much better to consider where you want to go first. This way you will have a much higher chance of success and you will increase your chances of really improving your life.

Ask yourself: What do you really need to sleep better? How should your love relationship look like to make you happy? What do you want your job to be like, so you want to give your best? How do you want to lose weight, be healthy or in a good shape? What is the opposite of stress for you?

Make a list of your “moving away from goals”: all the things that you don’t want in your life anymore.

Then, make another list: your “moving towards to goals”. This way you will have much clearer goals and you will be more motivated to achieve them!

Have fun on your way to a better future!


The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

William A. Foster


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