Human beings are goal-orientated creatures by nature. We are, as far as we know, the highest form of creation and we are supposed to set goals.
We are supposed to look for ways to improve our own lives and those of the lives around us - it plays a huge part in the evolution of our species.
Dissatisfaction with your life is a healthy, creative state of mind - we are DESIGNED to be discontent!
Creative discontent is the very heart of motivation, and yet so many people settle for what they currently have (and often complain about it) rather than taking measures to improve things.
These are usually the same people who, when you tell them about any potential goals/dreams you may be considering will tell you to 'stop fantasising'.
They'll ask you why you 'can't just be happy with what you've got and leave it at that'.
But the truth is, in order for any human being to live a fulfilled, creative life, goals are essential.
One of the most dynamic laws of the universe is the Law of Creation and Disintegration. Absolutely NOTHING will stay as it is - you are either improving the quality of your life or, by default, you are taking away from it, in one way or another.
The choice is yours. It's a decision only you can make and making no decision is to make a decision.
The fact is, it is only when a person becomes sufficiently dissatisfied with their life as it is now, that they will begin to think of ways to improve it - they will decide on a goal.
Dissatisfaction has given us cars, planes, TV and the internet. It has taken us out of the cave and put us into skyscrapers.
We would still be reading by wax candlelight if Thomas Edison had not experienced a deep dissatisfaction with the candle.
Start to think about how you're living now. The things you do from the minute you wake up until you close your eyes at night.
Now think about how you'd LIKE it to be - how, with the infinite potential you possess, that scenario might be improved upon.
Keep thinking about this - several times a day, every day - and you can be sure that dissatisfaction will set in, if it hasn't already.
Someone once said "In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to daily acts of trivia."
Isn't that true? So many people fill their days with meaningless tasks that result in... nothing. Or just more of the same.
Goal achievers aren't bogged down by such acts of trivia. They're interesting people. They're productive, happy people.
A goal achiever frequently accomplishes more with his or her life in one year than most people do in a lifetime.
Which way would you rather live?
Emma Hague is a Thinking Into Results Facilitator, working with Bob Proctor (from 'The Secret' fame) to help individuals discover their deepest desires, reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. To request the PDF 8 Questions That Warrant Your Attention if you are ever to achieve the things you really want in life, go to http://www.emmahague.com/tir-its-time