Getting Rid of the Box – setting scary goals and living a life of purpose

yasr2I had an amazing time July 5 in Atlanta speaking along with some amazing speakers to over 100 young professionals at the 2013 Young Adults Summer Retreat. My talk (see synopsis below) is taken from “On Your Marks, Get Set, Goals!” my 3-part personal development and goals setting workshop.

Your telephone voicemail is is programmed to ask two simple questions: Who are you and what do you want? Most people live their entire lives without ever answering either one!

When people don’t get what they want from life, it’s usually because they don’t know what they want. And the danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss,but that we aim too low and hit, consistently living a life of mediocrity in which humanity does not benefit from the huge talents we are endowed with.

How do you tie your goals to a worthy purpose? Remember,  It’s not what you achieve that brings you joy and fulfillment;it’s the person you must become in order to achieve it. You don’t get what you want from life:you get what you are.


One parting gift I shared regarding your gas, dreams and ideas is this;  Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant’s into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don’t just think it – ink it! ‪


About Idris Ayodeji Bello

Afropreneur & Partner, LoftyInc Ltd (Operators of the Wennovation Hub) Leading expert in deploying technology and innovation to drive public sector reforms and enabling good governance. Passionate about bringing about positive change in Africa through innovation and entrepreneurship!
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