Life is a precious gift that is filled with plenty of opportunity. The way your life turns out mainly depends on you. It is your responsibility to have goals and motivate yourself to accomplish them. You will learn how to set goals and succeed at following through to achieve them.

Life goals are guidelines you set to create a better life for yourself or others. Once you realize your life goals, you should create a personal “bucket list”. A “bucket list” is a document that tells you everything you want to accomplish, a plan of action to accomplish each goal and why you must stay motivated to accomplish each goal.

Do you work at a low-skilled, low-paying job? If so, add learning marketable skills to your bucket list. Conduct research on areas you can focus on to learn skills employers demand. After you do this, enroll in courses that relate to these areas, practice doing some of these things or get someone to train you. The main factor that should keep you motivated to stick to this plan of action is you do not want to spend the rest of your life flipping hamburgers or mopping floors.

Are you too slow at doing chores at home? If you are, write down becoming more proficient at doing chores as one of your life goals. Analyze everything you do and think about during the time you do chores as you focus on developing methods to increase your speed. Learn how to multi-task, or do various things simultaneously. Keep in mind that the quicker you do chores, the more time you will have to do everything you really want to do.

Do you want to find a new job? If acquiring employment is one of your life goals, the guideline you must follow to stay motivated to become successful at finding a new job is to always take the necessary steps. These steps include creating a professional resume and cover letter; adequate preparation for job interviews; going to interviews wearing professional business attire and a smile and ignoring the temptation to criticize an employer you have worked for.

If you have a job, do you want to stay there while getting a raise and promotion? If staying is your desire, add becoming a model employee to your bucket list. Stay motivated to always get plenty of sleep before going to work; be on time; dress professionally; finish each task you start; exceed expectations and be nice and helpful to everyone.

If earning plenty of extra money and possibly retiring early is one of your life goals, add becoming self employed to your bucket list. Do research on how to earn money taking surveys; writing articles and books and running a successful business. After doing the research, you must stay motivated to follow through to gain financial freedom.

Follow these motivational guidelines to create a bucket list you can successfully carry out!

Author's Bio: 

Todd Hicks owns Skill Development Institute, an enterprise that provides a keyboard typing lesson and academic study guide. To become a great typist or student, visit Skill Development Institute.