What Do You Want Out of Life?


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Success visits those who are very clear about the direction of their lives. It ignores everyone else.

If you want to succeed in life, you need to get very specific about what it is you want in every aspect of your life. You need to think about everything you want. You need to write down what you want. You need to pursue what you want.

Clarity starts the process. Clarity creates the vison. That vision then turns on three very powerful parts of the brain:

  1. Reticulating Activating System (RAS)  – This is the goal management system of the brain. It is also where intuition resides. The RAS, when toggled on, goes to work in helping you achieve your goals. Some neurologists refer to it as the brain’s GPS System for goals. This GPS System, when toggled on by a clear vision, then starts to search the external environment for anything and everything that helps you in realizing that vision. When it sees something important, it whispers in your ear.
  2. Pleasure Center of the Brain – The Ventral Striatum & Nucleus Acumbens become highly active when you have a clear vision of your life. These are also known as the pleasure centers of the brain, rich in dopamine receptors. Dopamine is the happiness and fear conquering neurotransmitter. Higher levels of dopamine make you more adventurous and less risk-averse. Having a clear vision activates these two portions of the brain, making you feel happier, more decisive, more confident and more willing to take risks.
  3. Amygdala – This is the emotion center of the brain located in the Limbic System. This is also where passion resides in the brain. Passion is a form of energy far more powerful than willpower. Passion stimulates you to take action. Action makes your goals, dreams and wants possible.

So, in order to help you zero in on your vision and get these three powerful parts of the brain working for you, let me ask you some questions:

  • What do you want your life to look like in, say ten years?
  • What ideal, perfect job do you want?
  • Where do you want to live?
  • What kind of home do you want to live in?
  • How much money do you want to make every year?
  • What can you do today to increase your income down the road?
  • How much money do you want to have in the bank?
  • What awesome stuff would you like to own?
  • How much do you want to weigh?
  • How healthy do you want to be?
  • How long do you think you’ll live?
  • What can you do to extend your life?
  • What type of people do you want to surround yourself with?
  • What would your ideal perfect day look like? List your daily future activities.
  • What makes you happy?
  • What makes you sad?
  • Who makes you happy?
  • Who drags you down?
  • Who is holding you back from your ideal perfect life? Is it you or someone else?
  • What’s holding you back from your ideal perfect life?
  • What should you be doing to improve your life?

These are questions that require specific answers. If you want to have a successful life, you need to create a blueprint for your ideal, future life. You need to be clear about what that ideal, future life looks like. You need to create a clear vision of that life.

Once you figure out what your perfect life looks like, your subconscious (RAS) will toggle on and begin to go to work, behind the scenes. It will start to nudge you in certain directions. Your intuition will be re-calibrated and will tune you into what you need to do. It will begin to whisper in your ear. Your entire brain will start to go to work for you in delivering the life you desire. Clarity of vision, supercharges your brain and floods you with the passion energy that makes the impossible possible.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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