In the spring issue of the Magnolia Journal, Joanna
Gaines focuses on the subject of the goal. She discusses the key to finding
purpose as well as the steps to get there. Here are Gaines’ tips on
how to reach the goal of your life.
Joanna Gaines says your goal is in your passions
If you’re not sure of your goal, Gaines says it’s useful
for seeing what you’re passionate about. It is also important to learn
lessons from your passions. This serves as a great guide when it
comes to identifying your path in life. Here’s what Gaines said in his column:
Even if the hope you have for your future one day seems out of reach or a million kilometers away, take a moment to look at your present. What makes you vibrate? What ideas revolve around your thoughts?
Is there a deep-seated passion that needs to surface? Either way, lean on it. Find out what lessons he has to teach you. Let it count right now even if it’s not meant to last forever. Being a good steward of our goal means having confidence that how we cultivate our lives today will matter to who we become tomorrow.
Chip Gaines says he’s doing his best to give Joanna enough space to live her dreams
In the same issue, Chip Gaines writes a sincere essay
on how he does his best to support Joanna’s dreams. He says he likes to be
the center of attention, but sometimes he has to step back and allow his
wife to shine:
When I can make a way for her, so to speak, and help her get to a place where she feels confident and able to pursue anything, I watch her change the world. Sometimes it looks like a doofus running through a wall so she can come in and say, “Now, I have something to work with.”
Or, he walks around the meetings, again and again, to give him time to collect his own thoughts. Other times it’s as simple as hearing one of your dreams, taking care of it, and making it happen. It is the foundation on which she can trust to allow her to dream of the future that she envisions.
Joanna Gaines says the secret to finding your goal is to focus on your current situation
Finding the purpose of your life can be a taxation process.
However, Gaines says that the key to finding a goal is to be aware of your
goal right now. Where you are today can give you information about the next
step you need to take in order to reach your ultimate goal in life. Instead of
jumping forward and trying to find out what you are supposed to do in the future,
stop and find out the purpose of your life here and now:
I believe that each of us can choose to see the goal for which we are today. Whether the season you are in looks like progress towards the future you envision, or most days you feel stuck in neutral, without both, I think we are missing something important.
The goal of our life is not a one-stop-shop. It is developed along the way. The trip itself is the most essential part because this is where endless choices exist that lead us to where we are going and the story that we will tell with our lives.