Getting where you want to be in life seems difficult and confusing at times, doesn't it? It is not necessary. It is quite similar to using your computer or GPS system to guide you from one place to another.

There are a couple of basic requirements for GPS to work. You need to know where you start from and where you plan to go. The more specific the better. You can say you want to travel from Chicago to San Francisco and get most of the directions you need. If you add specific addresses to both locations, you have a plan that takes you door-to-door. How simple is that?

You have your own ability to go from one place to another in your life. It's called your internal Global Positioning System (GPS). It has the same basic requirements as automatic GPS; you still need to know where you are and where you want to go.

This question, however, is a bit more complicated. We don't all know where we are or where we want to go. Your internal GPS cannot give you any help without this information. You are paralyzed or lost.

What does it mean to know where you are now? This involves asking some tough questions and giving honest answers. Start by taking stock of your life in these areas:

Career / work

· Family life

Education

Finance

· Health

Relationships

Spirituality

Think back to 3, 5 or 10 years and ask yourself, "Where did you expect to be now in these areas?" If you regularly set goals for yourself, this should be pretty easy to determine. If you don't set goals or write New Years resolutions, you may not have criteria to use as a measure.

This is a critical first step in calibrating your internal GPS. Even if you have goals or life plans, updating them every 6 months or so is an excellent habit to keep you on track, as you never know when construction is diverted by unforeseen circumstances (lost job, illness, divorce, etc.). impact what you want for your life.

Take some time and write down where you are in your life right now. If you don't know where you are, you won't know how to reach your desired goals! Make this a priority so you don't wander aimlessly through life.

The next step is knowing where you want to be with your life. Do you want to start a new career? Do you want to live in a warmer place? Have you thought about the size of your family? What about feeling healthier and happier? What specifically do you want to achieve in these areas?

These are the next questions you need to clarify. Using goals and visualizations in all areas can help you stay focused on going in the right direction. The clearer you are about your plan, the easier it will be for your internal GPS to lead the way and show you the steps to take to get there.

It's time for you to turn on your GPS and start taking steps towards your ideal life. Start today, don't look back 3 years from now and say, "I wish I had started earlier." For more help, check out some of my other goal setting articles on my website.

Enjoy and all your traffic lights are green!

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There are a couple of basic requirements for GPS to work. You need to know where you start from and where you plan to go. The more specific the better. You can say you want to travel from Chicago to San Francisco and get most of the directions you need. If you add specific addresses to both locations, you have a plan that takes you door-to-door. How simple is that?