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It's Important To Have Goals

Small goals, big goals, long term goals: It's all important to being successful.

It's Important To Have Goals

I'm going to deviate from what I normally write.

What are your goals in life or career?

Do you have a plan to reach those goals?

If yes, what is your direct plan to reach those goals starting today or tomorrow? What I mean by that is, what are you doing today that's going to allow you to reach your goals in the future?

If no, then why don't you have a plan for those goals? What has discouraged you from even trying to construct a plan to reach those goals? Did you allow your own fear to get in the way?

I'm gonna be real honest right now. I'm an independent contractor for an insurance company that does zero advertising. If you hear about us, it's because you were referred or you're a union member.

Basically, as an independent contractor, I can generate my own leads, but the company I work for also gives me leads. My pay is also strictly commission, which sounds great until you realize all the hard work that goes into it. I'd much rather be paid appropriately for any hard work I do instead of getting paid the same as someone that doesn't work as hard.

My goals with this company are to work hard and help as many people as I can. About three years ago, my mom died. She didn't have any life insurance or even a will to determine where anything would go or what she wanted to happen to her after death. Due to that experience, I don't want anyone to have to pay out of pocket for a funeral especially when they could be paying a small monthly amount and be able to leave money back to the family.

So many people need life insurance, but they don't know that much about it or they buy something thinking that it's great and it turns out to not be what they actually wanted.

I want to be able to have the freedom to pay all my bills and not worry about buying groceries or gas for my car. Say I have some money and I want to go on a vacation or something. I could if I was making enough money.

Even if someone doesn't buy any life insurance, at least I leave their house knowing that I taught them about the different types of life insurance.

Outside of this career, I'm building for myself, I have my personal goal of becoming a fiction writer.

I love writing. It drives me insane sometimes, but I truly love it. I love being able to write a world and characters that someone could relate to; that's my passion. The problem is unless you become an overnight success the path to becoming a writer is one that is long and draining of your bank account. This career I'm starting will allow me to pursue this dream of mine while still making a good amount of money and in ten years of working with this company, I could retire to just focus on my writing. My goal right now to reach my ultimate goal of writing books for a living is to write a little bit each day. I haven't been writing anything fiction-wise, but I have been keeping a journal. As long as I'm writing a little each day, I'm on an active path towards my ultimate goal.

I'll ask again: What are your goals in life and your career?

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