If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ~Jim Rohn
Most of us have big plans for our lives, but somewhere on the way, things change. Life happens, the mundane takes over the unique, dreams change and priorities collapse.
Can you relate? I sure can. Welcome to life.
But there’s hope. . . a lot can be changed and life can be lived the way you want to. It takes commitment, awareness and conscious effort to create a life that’s fulfilled.
Pick Your Goals is a resource to help you achieve just that and more. It is your companion through the way. Feel free to come back as often, bookmark useful posts and join in the community of people who are just like you, going where you are going. Might as well reach there together.
PYG is a collection of handpicked, inspiring posts in change, motivation, productivity, confidence and goal hacks. Moreover, it’s a place to explore your inner self, get aware about why you do what you do, your core needs, your values in life, what drives you, your purpose and the meaning you give to your life.
It’s a place for you, created by you 🙂
Hiya, I am Pooja.
I’ve played a lot of roles in life – a daughter, sister, software engineer, writer, editor, human behavioural coach, wife, publisher and entrepreneur. And a personal development lover.
I live each day with a sense of purpose, a vision that keeps me going. That vision is to create, share and learn with other conscious people. I truly believe that if you’re not green and growing, you’re ripe and rotting.
But things were not always as ‘green’. In 2008, I had hit an all-time low. I was at a very dark place. Easily the darkest I’ve been in my whole life. I was lost for my purpose, unsure of my future career path, basically unfulfilled on a deeper level, going through a bitter breakup – safe to say life was shitty.
Lots had to happen for me to see life from a different lens. It was going to be a bumpy ride, sure. But heck, I never thought it would be this amazing.
The Turning Point
After tirelessly working a 9-5 job in the corporate world, I realized I must evaluate what I really wanted to do with my life.
It was time to take inventory: I was been a Software Engineer, working with a giant e-learning firm for five years. I was studying for my Masters in Marketing. I was a straight-A student, valued education and knowledge and wanted to leave a mark behind me.
Outwardly, it seemed I was doing everything right.
Inwardly, I wasn’t happy.
Something was amiss, and I had reached the melting point. It became more and more difficult for me to drag myself out of my bed in the mornings and get ready for work. Why was I even doing this?
It was then that one day, on November 29th 2009, I took the big bold step to quit my job. Yes, I quit.
I had no idea what I was going to do next — but now that I think of it, I did. In fact. I had already made a decision months ago before leaving the corporate world behind. I was to create a beautiful home-based business while I helped others on the way.
Actually, I ended up creating two. From working a 9-5 cubicle day job to being a fulltime creator of things, I’ve been on both sides of the fence. One, being in a stuck state where you just want to breakthrough but don’t know how and two, literally living your life the way you always dreamed.
Even today, I pinch myself and ask the mirror: Is this real? Am I actually finally living that freaking dream?
Thankfully, it is.
Don’t get me wrong, I am no super-gal — I’d rather be the girl next door. I do face the same challenges as you Because truly, I am one of you.
Yet, there is a subtle difference between the way I approach my every day and the way most people do. And that’s what I hope to share with you through PYG.
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Articles I’ve Written for Other Top Websites
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3. The Change Blog: How I Listened to My Heart Even When it Made No Sense
4. Lifehack.org: A 3-step Process to Overcome Fear