Welcome to a brand new month, great people. I know I deserve to fetch a whole tank with a teaspoon for my long absence. My 150 pages explanation letter is at your doorstep, and in case you can’t find yours do check back in 10 minutes time. If you still cannot locate it, still check back in 10 minutes (LOL). So, I’m back, and it’s such a terrific time to be alive. Yesterday began the 3rd month of the year. 1st of January felt like yesterday. How time flies, you may say.
Can I ask you a question? Of course, I already did. Are those dreams and resolution alive? I’m wondering if there is any life left in those things you wanted to do at the start of the year. Those giant aspirations and dreams you took so seriously then, are they still kicking in your stomach? Your nine month is almost up.
Time never stops moving. The sole reason dreams, targets and goals end up in the cemetery of ambitions is not because you did not try well enough. It is because so many people are walking through life not knowing what they want but they are very certain they do not have it. How ironic to be ignorant of your needs and still be very certain that you do not have it. That accurately sums up our struggles with goal setting.
Dreams and goals are butchered like cows in the abattoir in thick darkness and do not see daylight because they lack CLARITY. Clarity about what we are actually pursuing is the foundation of our success. When the foundation is destroyed, what shall the labourers do?
Vague goals are the toughest to achieve because consciously we think we know what we want but the truth is we are only chasing shadows. Dreams get assassinated the moment they can’t be easily identified, quantified and measuring them becomes a herculean task. Your goals are what you need to do to get or become your desires.
So what’s the panacea? To ensure a safe delivery, here are hints to keep your babies alive:
BE SPECIFIC ON YOUR GOALS: Know what you seek to achieve. Do not set goals to look good and better. It is only a statement of what you desire. The goal should be you want to shed some weight or any other way that works best for you.
SET MEASURABLE GOALS: Again, do not just want to lose weight but know the specific amount of Kg you want to shed. It means you do have to know where you are and where you want to be. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to look awful afterward.
KNOW WHAT YOUR GOAL SEEKS TO ACHIEVE AND AVOID: Every goal are either trying to achieve something, trying to avoid something or trying to preserve something. Do know what exactly your goals are working to achieve.
We all celebrate success and the final product, but most often we overlook the works, stress, time and energy that birthed the treasure. Goal clarity gives you the strength to carry on till you cross that finish line. Without it, there is no driving force to get things done. On your journey to the life of your dream, ensure you are crystal clear on your goals and objectives and how you seek to achieve them.
How has the journey been so far?
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