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Goals – Are you an Antelope or a Lion?

September 17th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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african-lion-closeupIn the jungle there have always been two distinct types of animals.  The first type of animal is the grass eaters.  This is the category where the antelopes fit into.  They drift through life drinking, eating and dropping their waste packages across the plains, enriching the soil.  Their droppings are needed to feed the grass that will help the next generation of antelopes to exist.  They wake up in the morning with no particular goal in mind except to graze, drink and exist.

The other type of animal is the carnivore.  The lion is the perfect example.  They wake up every morning knowing that they must hunt to survive.  They know that every day they must make it happen.  They have clearly defined goals and strategies to feed their pride.  They are majestic and a symbol of strength and endurance.

People are not much different in jungle of business and life.  There are the people, like the antelopes, that drift through life without goals or purpose.  They work to provide for their families, but are satisfied with merely an existence.

The second type of people are like the lions.  They have defined goals and objectives.  Their goals and objectives are their way of life.  They wake up every morning knowing that if it is to happen, they must make it so.  They know that they are not the type of animal that can only graze through life.  They have their goals in front of their face every morning.  They live by a credo of “if it’s going to be, it’s up to me.”  Goals, and their clear mental picture of their successful life, sustain them.  They can’t go through life without them.  The lion people make things happen.  The antelope people are always wondering what happened.

There is a place in society for both kinds of people.  There is nothing wrong with drifting through life like an antelope, if you don’t mind being eaten.  Not everyone has the desire to live a purpose filled life. 

Which animal are you?  For myself, I chose the life of the lion.  I know that life was made for living to its fullest.  I want to leave a mark in this world, a legacy.  Since I want to leave the world a better place because I was here, then I must be the one that makes it happen.  I am not satisfied with drifting though life.  I have had times in my life when I felt I was drifting and only existing.  Those times were not the happiest of my life.  I am happy when I am fully engaged in the hunt of creating my successful life.  I need goals and dreams like the lion needs the high speed chase.

I have been studying the free special report from Gary Ryan Blair, aka The Goals Guy, called “How to Create the Big Bang”.  It is part of the information that he provides during the count down to the start of the 100 Day Challenge which begins September 23rd.  There is so much great information in this free report.  I took his Big Bang Effect Test and I found the results inspiring.  If you are a lion and you are looking for ways to explode your purpose driven life, I suggest you check out his site, download his free report, watch his videos, and get in line for opening day on September 23rd.  Once you are signed up, he sends free videos, etc. to your email almost every day.  So, I ask you, if you could make a quantum leap in your success in 100 days would you do it?  After all, when it is all said and done, and you are taking the big dirt nap would you like your tombstone to say, “here likes a stud” or “here lies a dud”.  The choice is always ours to make.

For all of you majestic lions out there, make sure you get signed up for our free 7 day goal setting course.  It is delivered every day for a week right to your email box.  No muss, no fuss.  It is the best tool to put in your tool box for “making it happen”!  Click here! 


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  1. November 25th, 2010 at 17:29 | #1

    Hi , I liked your article. Bookmarked it.

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