What do you do when things don’t go your way? Do you mop around? Do you sulk in depression? Or do you get so fired up that you have numerous plans in your head you do not know where to begin? For me, it is the latter.
If things don’t go my way, I think and I make plans. I think about the things that I should do in order to get what I want. Nothing worth having ever comes easy and I am prepared to shed blood, sweat and tears to get to where I really want to be and achieve the things I want.
Life’s challenges are never easy and circumstances might make you want to give up and bid adieu to your dreams and aspirations. But, must you be defeated? Must you let fear or frustration snuff out the flames of your dreams?
It is easier said than done to have the courage to push on but I suppose for someone who wants something so bad, nothing is too great a sacrifice.
So what are your goals?
My goal is to travel Europe in the next two years and I have a deep desire to accomplish this goal. What is your goal and do you have a deep desire for your goal? If your desire is not great enough, it will be a challenge to focus on them and achieve them. Napoleon Hill aptly said that the starting point of all achievement is desire. If your desire is weak, your will is going to be weak and this will bring about nothing but weak results. You have got to really, really want your goal in order to achieve it.
Remember SMART when formulating your goals.
Visualize the achievement of your goals
Your state of mind can alter your attitude. Envision yourself achieving your goals. How will you feel once you achieve your goals? How will your life be? One good trick which gurus teach is to have a picture of your goal and put it somewhere you can see constantly see it. It will remind you of what you are working for. Picture yourself achieving your goal and working towards it will be easier.
Make a plan
Picturing yourself traveling the world is one thing. However, making a plan and working towards your goal is another thing. Without a plan all your effort will be for naught. The path you take in achieving your goal is critical so you have to ensure that your blueprint is correct.
Check your progress
You won’t know how long you have come and if you are right on track if you do not check your progress. Your optimism may start to vanish when you feel that you are being stymied but don’t let this deter you. There will be some setbacks but they should not discourage you. Think of them as challenges. The harder you work for your goal, the sweeter its accomplishment will be.
Regularly review your progress
To make sure that you are on track, you must regularly review your progress. You might also want to tap on your friends’ help.