How To Live The One Objective Life

How to Set and Achieve Life Goals The Right Way

‘We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.’ Dwight D. Eisenhower

How To Live The One Objective Life

One of the greatest contributors to an ineffective life is the lack of purpose, the lack of an objective, and the lack of a mission.

That is why it is so important to draw aside and ask ourselves, ‘What is my life mission? What have I been born for? What unique contribution can I bring to my world?’

This is not something that you can pluck from the air or arrive at while engaged in the endless treadmill of life.

You must draw aside.

Years ago, I pulled aside for three days and locked myself away in a motel room with nothing more than a Gideon’s Bible, a notepad, a stimulating book on setting life goals, and a pen. For three days I wrestled with my thoughts and wrote volumes. I know for a fact that my life’s present path has been defined by paying particular attention to what I defined in those three days as my life’s mission.

For with one objective in place – when life throws you a million opportunities or oppositions your way, these will either bend in line with your one objective or else break against it, and thus be discarded. The result is liberation.

For every decision, every action, every motivation, every relationship, and every interaction is guided by that one objective. And it is in that place where confusion is reigned in and clarity revealed.

But unfortunately many say that they are too busy to draw aside. I have always looked at it another way. I am too busy to not draw aside – and as a result my busyness will not simply result in me spinning my wheels, but rather my life will take on more purposeful action that will culminate into a more productive life.

As Abraham Lincoln revealed to us many years ago – it is in the time spent sharpening the axe that will make the final cut that much sweeter and the work done in a much more efficient and effective manner.

Don’t be pushed around by life. You be the pusher by making it your mission to discover your one objective, and then by living a life dedicated to the outworking of that objective.