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31 January 2024
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Set yourself a goal

31 January 2024

Purpose in life... Have you set a goal for yourself that you will invest in, no matter what?


  Youth is the most important time in everyone's life. This is the time to build the future. In this article you can find out... When does a person's outlook on life change? Why is learning important? How to set a clear goal for your future? 

When we meet someone new, we are always curious about who he or she is. Young people are especially interesting. Why is this? It is because our youth is the most important and most beautiful period of our lives. This period should be a time of tranquility as one prepares for the future. The process of growing to maturity is a building block that opens the way to a new era.

It is difficult to find young people today who are passionate about their lives. We find so many young people who, with no goal or purpose for their life, are just wandering around. All great leaders in history had a definite sense of purpose in life from the time they were children. From childhood they nurtured that purpose held within their hearts and exerted great energy to achieve it. Whether they were sleeping or playing with their friends, every youthful action of these great leaders was geared toward preparing for the stage that they would stand on in the future. Is that how you are living your life? 

Love for the First Cause, nature

When love for the First Cause awakens in a person, he becomes completely different, begins to love humanity more than himself and understands that he is much more concerned about the problems of other people than the problems of his own family. In a person who has come to love all of nature - both the trees on the tops of the mountains and the fish in the depths of the waters, spiritual feelings sharpen so much that he begins to see the subtlest handiwork of the First Cause in everything that surrounds him. Understanding the source, a person changes his attitude to life, begins to train his body to properly fulfill his mission. And then he can be ready to go wherever and whenever he wants.

You need to start the morning with morning exercises 

Every morning should be started with stretching exercises for muscles and joints, as well as breathing exercises. Sometimes we don't have enough time to exercise in the morning, but still try to find a minute or two for exercise - at least while sitting on the toilet! But don't miss a single day of training. When you are young, thirty minutes a day is enough for exercise, but when you become older, it is better to increase the time of exercises to an hour. The body is the container to hold a healthy spirit. It is important for us to be diligent about training our bodies.

What is more important than studying?

Few students go to school because they like to study. They usually go because their parents tell them to, not because they look forward to studying. As students continue to study, however, they gradually learn to enjoy it. From that point they will start to study on their own and find their own path. This self-developed interest in learning is a sign of maturity. Parents cannot wait until their children mature enough to study on their own. They tell them, “You have to study. Please make up your mind to study,” and put pressure on them. Parents do this because they know that children need to study in order to prepare for the future. They worry that if their children don’t study at the proper age level, they will face the future unprepared.

There is, however, something more important than studying to prepare for the future. Before unconditionally focusing entirely on studies, young people must realize what they want to do in life. They must make a determination to use their talents to help the world rather than just serve themselves. Many young people today seem to be studying just for its own sake. Unless you have a purpose in life, your studies will lack the passion needed for happiness. If you ask a student who diligently studies English why he is trying to learn it, the answer will be: “To get into a university.” What could be more foolish? Getting into a university is not a purpose. A university is a place to go to study particular subjects in the course of pursuing a larger objective. It cannot be the objective itself. 

What I should be guided by when choosing a profession

Also, you cannot set a goal for yourself in terms of how much money you would like to earn. Money is a means to do something, not the goal. Before you make money, have a plan for spending it. Money gained without a prior objective will soon be wasted. Your choice of occupation should not be based on just your talents and interests. Whether you become a firefighter, a farmer, or a soccer player is up to you. But what I am referring to transcends your occupation. What kind of life will you lead as a soccer player? How will you live as a farmer? What is your objective in life? 

Do you need to set a clear goal?

To set your objective is to give meaning to the life you will lead. If you are going to be a farmer, then you should set your objective to test new agricultural methods, develop better species of crops, and help eradicate world hunger. If you are going to be a soccer player, then set a meaningful objective such as to heighten your country’s image in the world or to establish soccer camps that will nurture the dreams of economically deprived children. To become a world-class soccer player takes incredible work. If you do not have a definite purpose in your heart, you will not be able to endure the difficult training required to reach the top. Only if you have an objective will you have the power to maintain your course and live a life that is a cut above those around you.

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