At some point in our lives, we must take control if we wish to get anywhere that is worth getting to. This week, I made my personal constitution. In essence, this is a plan that establishes what is most important to me and what I want to achieve in this life. Obviously plans change, but it is through written goals that we are able to accomplish the things that we set out to do.
By reflecting on who I am now and who I want to become, I was then able to set long-term goals. Based off of those goals, I created short-term goals that will move me in the direction of achieving my long-term goals. Then, I set a few standard tasks to do each day that will help me to develop desired attributes and get closer to reaching my goals.
It is a common phrase that a goal not written is only a dream, or something to that effect. We can’t expect to become who we want to be in the future without making small steps now. By creating this personal constitution, I was able to begin becoming the person I envision myself becoming.
In an article I read in preparation for writing my constitution, “A Journey of Personal Transformation,” I found a quote that really stood out to me. It reads, “you’re fully capable of radically changing the world for the better. But before you do anything, it helps to ask yourself: Am I leading the life I am meant to lead? Or am I trying to be someone else?” When we start to consider this, we may begin to take control of our lives.