When your memories outweigh your dreams, that’s when you become old.

—Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. president

When you look at your life, there probably have been moments that you consider to have been truly life-altering—those that permanently changed who you are. For example, getting married would qualify. The same goes for having a child, landing your first job, and graduating from college. These experiences are not merely goals, but what I call the Next Level. Most goals are specific things that you want to achieve or obtain, like a new car, a rise in your income, finishing a project, and so on. Goals are important to have and achieve, but a Next Level changes your entire life.

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