Are you getting what you really want out of life? For many, that is not an easy question to truly answer.

To get what you want out of life, you must first decide what want to achieve. Once this has been decided, it’s critical to take time to plan for success.

The reason most people fail to achieve success is that they don’t know what they want, so they don’t plan for it. They don’t take time to set serious milestones; therefore, they do not fully realize until it’s too late that they are not on the path to achieving their dreams.

Studies seem to point out that most people spend more time planning a vacation then they do planning their lives. If these studies are anywhere close to being correct, it points out the primary reason many people are disappointed about how things turn out?

I believe Benjamin Franklin was the first to say, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Therefore, failure becomes the default option to success.

Simply, our mind works like a GPS. Once we clearly commit to a specific target, our mind uses feedback, just like GPS, to keep us on track. This feedback, positive and negative, coming from our internal and external surroundings is used to adjust our behaviors and actions.

If we program our mind with unclear ideas, vague desires or nonspecific goals, our feedback, and our GPS, will be meaningless. For instance, if you set a goal for a better standard of living, how will you know when you have achieved it? Any improvement might seem better than your current situation.

However, if you set a specific target, such as doubling your current salary in four years, you will always know how you are doing and if you are on target for achieving your goal. Your inner GPS will be constantly adjusting to your target.

Remember, you have the power to achieve whatever you truly desire. It’s important to have a clear vision of your target. Once that’s done, set milestones to help you achieve your target, and assess your progress. Write your plan down so your path is well-defined but remain flexible. Life changes; therefore, your target may have to change. If it does, adjust your plan. It’s your life, it’s your plan, so adjust to achieve success.

Think about it…