Let me guess you wanted to become an actor, maybe an artist, a writer or a musician. But you're too busy now, you are a very important person who has to earn money, you’ve almost gotten a pay raise at work, so you can’t waste time on dreaming now.
Quality life is about quality life goals
A quality life is about how much do you enjoy your life. Yes, people can actually make you believe that you like it, but the truth is that you’re just brainwashed. It’s all because of people’s opinion. Every day you think about a better position in your company, about a brand new car, about a new house. And mostly you do it not for yourself but for people to see. You don’t have to care what people think, maybe you understand this better than me, and you know that it doesn't make any sense to do something for others to see, but in fact, we do that subconsciously. Yes, we live in such a world that it’s hard to do so. Do what do you really want to, believe in yourself, and since then everybody will believe in you. Don’t let the money brainwash you. The life quality is not how much money do you have, but how many life goals have you achieve, it’s about your life values.
Why everybody must have life goals
Life goals are not about your wishes, but about your aims. You are right, dreaming is nothing but a waste of time, so if you want to achieve something you must start planning it, every small step, every small thing you need for.
Let’s discuss four kinds of people.
People who have life goals, but don’t find time for
This is the type of people that know what they want from their life but they are not good at time management and not able to classify what is more important to do at the moment. Knowing what you want from life is not enough to be successful.
People who think they have life goals
The second type are the people that think they have life goals. Yes, they do, but I call that kind of goals artificial because they were created not by themselves but by the circumstance. It can be created under family pressure, because of social conditions, etc. From time to time check your life goals, and think again before adding them to your bucket list, to be sure if you want that kind of life.
People who don’t have life goals and don’t want to
This is the most miserable kind of people I guess. Mostly they are very depressive, they are almost always bored, they don’t have real friends, and hobbies as well. I call them professionals in time wasting.
People who have bucket list
The last type of people are those, who have a bucket list. They have found their life goals, they devote time to their bucket list, organizing them - updating their life goals, adding deadlines and having progress every day in achieving them.
How to find my life goals
The first method - ask yourself several questions.
What makes you get out of bed every morning? What makes you feel happy? What was your dream job in childhood? Remember don’t think about the profit, money. Only think about what makes you feel happy, what are you ready to do every day rest of your life. If you have found yours, you’ll start not care about the money, cause when you love your job you do it well, and when you are good in something, you’ll be paid well too.
The second method - try as many things as you can.
I’m sure you have hobbies. Okay, you have one at least, I’m sure. Don’t ever let yourself feel bored. Devote time for your hobbies, and do you know what, maybe it’ll become more than just a hobby, it can become something you are living for. There are so many things that maybe you are good at, there are so many things you can try to do to find yours, so make time for new experiences.
Seek out cool life goals to have memories not just dreams!
The Patagonian Ice cap is the third biggest ice cap in the world after Antarctica and Greenland. It has a surface of 17.000 square km. Joining the North and South section, it has 400 km length and 80 km width.
The highest summit is at the northern part, the San Valentin peak. At the ice cap start more than 300 glaciers which flow to the East, the Argentine side and to the West to the Pacific ocean and fjords, the Chilean side. Some of the glaciers, for example the Pio XI, descents directly to the fjords on the Pacific ocean. Several of the biggest glaciers which start flowing at the heart of the ice cap are: Viedma, Perito Moreno and Upsalla on the Argentine side; the Pio XI and Grey on the Chilean side.
Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time
Wharton professor Cassie Mogilner wrote in the Harvard Business Review that her research found those who volunteer their time feel like they have more of it. This is similar to other research showing that people who donate to charity feel wealthier.
Said Mogliner: “The results show that giving your time to others can make you feel more ‘time affluent’ and less time-constrained than wasting your time, spending it on yourself, or even getting a windfall of free time.”
Volunteering your skills helps you develop new skills
In my experience, skills-based volunteering is an excellent opportunity to develop talents to help you get ahead in your career. In fact, an article in Stanford Social Innovation Review called skills-based volunteering overseas “the next executive training ground.”
At MovingWorlds, we’ve found that skills development in technical and leadership-related areas is the primary reason corporations invest in international skills-based volunteering programs.
Volunteering your body helps you have a healthier body
A Corporation for National & Community Service report noted: “Research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health… those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.”
The fact that volunteering has been proven to make you healthier is reason enough to engage in pro bono activities. For more information on this, read “Can Volunteering Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease?”
Volunteering your experience helps build your experience
We consistently see this with highly skilled professionals like investment bankers and business consultants. Also, volunteering in a new industry will give you knowledge to help you switch fields. And if you want to move from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector, volunteering first can help prove your commitment.
Beyond our own research, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Next Avenue have published articles about how volunteering can help you earn your next job.
As the Journal wrote: “According to the survey of 202 human-resource executives, skilled volunteer work — such as helping a nonprofit with its finances — makes job applicants look more appealing to hiring manager.”
Volunteering your love makes you feel more love
Admittedly, love is a hard thing to measure. But when researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Volunteering builds empathy, strengthens social bonds and makes you smile — all factors that increase the feeling of love.
As the author Larry Niven said, “The dinosaurs went extinct because they didn’t have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don’t have a space program it’ll serve us right!”
Forget about the world ending due to the Mayan calendar. If an asteroid 6 to 10 miles across hits our planet, we’re toast. Toutatis (about 3 miles wide) passed by a while ago and didn’t make impact, but that doesn’t stop something bigger hitting much closer to home one day. And it’s not just asteroids – we’re doing a pretty shabby job at looking after our planet as it is, so getting out there and building a backup, whether as a space station, moon base or planetary colony, makes sense in the long run. Sure, we’re not going to get to that point overnight, but it pays to start now, before we’re facing a massive rock of doom bearing down on us.
As Carl Sagan said in Pale Blue Dot:
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
If we don’t have a backup, we put everyone we love and everyone we know at risk. Call me old-fashioned, but that seems like a bad thing.
There’s gold (and more) in them thar space rocks
So, maybe the extinction of our entire species, culture and civilization doesn’t get your blood pumping. Bit of a yawnfest, right? Well, that’s not the only reason we need to get up there. There’s cold hard cash too. Planetary Resources was founded by billionaires who hope to becomes the world’s first trillionaires
Saving lives (and much more) on Earth
Space is not like Vegas: What happens in space doesn’t just stay there. It helps us down here on earth too. OK, so Teflon and Velcro didn’t come about from the space program, but plenty of other things did: advances in artificial limbs, highway safety improvement, firefighting equipment and healthier baby food to name just a few. You can find loads more on WTFNasa. And that’s not to mention economic growth and jobs…
Exploring is in our DNA
This is the one closest to my heart, and the one I have the most trouble explaining – because I almost can’t explain it. It’s such a fundamental part of who I am, what makes me, well, me.
We’ve got to explore space. Because it’s there. Humanity has taken over the whole planet – something we share only with cockroaches and rats as far as I know. We didn’t explore the world because our species was expanding. Our species expanded because we were explorers.
In the age of exploration, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In a new age of exploration, who will sail the ocean black? I, for one, would love to be one of those trailblazers.
Have you ever tried to help someone? Many people just need someone's help to change their wrong lifestyle. You just need to find the man who needs you. It's a great experience. You just need to help someone, and someone will help you.
Scuba diving is swimming underwater using SCUBA – Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Using a cylinder of compressed gas to breathe (usually air, but sometimes other gases), scuba divers can stay underwater much longer than would be possible by just holding their breath - for hours or even days!
With the assistance of equipment such as scuba masks, breathing regulators, buoyancy devices, fins, and gauges scuba divers can explore the underwater world. Modern scuba diving is very safe and easy to learn. All basic skills can be learned in as little as three days.
Whether you want to relax while photographing brightly colored tropical fish, be thrilled by the power and grace of a school of sharks, or make a living working underwater, scuba diving has it all.
You can scuba dive anywhere you can find water. Over two-thirds of the planet is covered by water, so you can dive almost anywhere. Tropical coral reefs tend to be most popular amongst recreational divers but there are also many wonderful things to be found in cold water environments such as lakes, rivers, and quarries.
Divers can be found in all corners of the globe from the tropical reefs of the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef, to the world's biggest lake in Siberia - even under the ice of Antarctica.
While most dive shops and resorts operate in warm tropical environments it's also common to find local dive centers and dive clubs in most cities around the world – even inland cities with no water.
An avid environmentalist would never be happy at a company that doesn't even recycle its printer paper. And, a very ambitious person would never want to work for a business that doesn't recognize its employees for their accomplishments. Values are extremely important to finding a job you love, because if your company's values do not match up with yours, you'll never been 100 percent happy.
If you're not sure what's important to you, figure that out first. After all, defining those is the first step to finding a company that shares your values. Experts at career Web site Monster.com suggest you consider how you might rank certain intrinsic, extrinsic and lifestyle values, including some of the following:
Traveling for work
Saving for retirement
Room for advancement
Making a difference
Prestige or social status
Time for your family
Do you enjoy exotic vacations? If so, you need a job with a good vacation plan that also pays well. Or, if you have a family, you probably want to search for jobs that allow you to work from home sometimes and value your work-life balance. Figure out what's important to you, and then do your research before applying for a position.
Experience true flight. You have to get out of the boat to swim, right? So get out of the plane!
Plain and simple, flying with friends is pretty cool.
You can create formations, fly around and take docks or even track horizontally with others similar to birds in a flock!
While skydiving you learn to control your body and fly with the relative wind. It’s truly amazing, and can be quite challenging as you progress.
Once you learn to fly on your belly, you eventually start learning other disciples and flight orientations including back flying, sit flying and head down.
Don’t forget about canopy flight.. That stuff is pretty cool too!
Sense of Freedom
I get a profound feeling of freedom while skydiving.
Anything that may have been on your mind disintegrates. It frees you from any stress or problems that may have been occurring.
You’re thousands of feet away from everyday life, surrounded by the vast blue sky while flying.
Beauty & Peacefulness
Yes! You may think that the ride up to altitude and jump will be scary, nerve wracking and intense. And for your first jumps it can be, but once you leave the plane you might see why I say peaceful.
There’s nothing like some fresh air and being able to see for miles, or flying past some nice puffy cumulus clouds. Not to mention enjoying the view under canopy thousands of feet above civilization.
But my favorite has to be the moment you leave the airplane, flying your body for the next minute with the people around you, trying to improve your flying.
Conquer your Fears
You know that fear..
The natural ingrained human fear of heights, and the feeling of danger.
Going through with your first skydive, and conquering all of those natural fears is very rewarding and empowering. I mean you just jumped out of an airplane, what can’t you do now?
It definitely can have a positive impact on your perspective of fear and life in general.
Experience Something Incredible
Your first skydive is something you’ll likely never forget.
Sure it might be a little expensive for your first jump, and yeah the actual skydive might not take that long.
But the experience has some great depth to it, and the idea of value by time doesn’t apply. If you think about it, the entire experience likely lasted half the day of more! not to mention all the mental, emotional and physiological build up minutes, hours, days or perhaps weeks beforehand.
Plus, if you get hooked and continue with the sport, it only costs about $20 for a jump ticket!
Or half of your money for the rest of your life..