Take a look at the title of this article: What are you really trying to accomplish? Have you ever sat down and answered this question. Don’t we all set goals directly or indirectly during our life? We set goals to get a good job. We set goals to get married and have children. We even set goals for vacations we want to take. However, have you ever really thought about what you are trying to accomplish with your goals?

Time to Reassess?

Is it time to reassess your goals and dreams? With the year wrapping up soon have really accomplished all you set out to do this year? Setting goals is a great exercise and should be done, but did ever consider answering the reasons you want to accomplish your goals?

I know personally some of my goals have to do with earning money and I am sure this is a goal of yours too. The money goal has changed a little this year due to reading and study the book, "The Four Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss. The Four Hour Workweek has given me ideas I never had before regarding money and work.

A major message or question is this: Should we work at a job for 30 or 40 years with the promise of a great life during retirement. Tim Ferriss calls this the "deferred lifestyle," which means we put off what we want to do today for the future. Now I am not saying we should quit our jobs and do whatever we want. No, we should work, but how should we treat retirement.

The New Retirement Question

Retirement in the past twenty years has changed significantly. We no longer are working at one place for a pension. Today most workers rarely stay with the same company for 20 or 30 years. Most change companies frequently due to changing economy or our own changing interests. However, Tim Ferriss suggests we should look at taking mini-retirements throughout life.

A mini-retirement is taking two or three months off each year to travel or remove us from the work environment.

I always seemed to have this same thought about retirement. Why not live our lives in reverse? Meaning, why not do all the things we want to do now instead of waiting until we have all the money and time when we are 60 or 70 years old. One consideration your have to make with the deferred lifestyles is this: What if we do not live that long. Wouldn't that be disappointing or suck?

I know myself I have been living in a stuck deferred life over the past 5 or 6 years. Accomplishing some goals, but not nearly as much as I had hoped or wanted. For me personally I am setting goals for the rest of this year to push me into next year with a lot of momentum. One big goal is to develop a passive income of $2,000 to $3,000 a month I can earn from anywhere in the world. The business will be built around Internet sales.

This is my answer to the question of what am I trying to accomplish? Today I want you to work on your answer and write down a list of goals. From the list you can then set goals to accomplish for the rest of this year.

Good luck with all your goals.

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