Hello there! It’s been a while since my last post. Thanks to all who have continued to visit, share, and interact.
Well, how has this New Year been treating you thus far? Have you set goals? Are you on the right track? Are any of these goals some of the same that were set at the beginning of 2018, 2017, etc?
I can say yes to all the above.
Many of us, if not all, desire greater. However, there always seem to be obstacles which get in our way. Those obstacles hinder us from reaching those set goals.
Do you agree?
If we are honest with ourselves, SELF is the obstacle. SELF isn’t treating the New Year right. SELF don’t have a plan or stick to the plan.
Yes, there are some uncontrollable variables in all of our lives. However, if we control, and correctly manage those that we can – 2019 won’t be a repeat of any previous years.
What is that you are wanting to accomplish in 2019? Why is this a significant feat for you? What is needed for you to take on such a task? How are you going to go about achieving this goal? How will you know that you are on the right track? Is there a timeframe? How are you going to ensure that once you’ve accomplished your goal that you stay on course?
These are just a few questions that is needed to be answered when brainstorming and setting yourself up for success.
Without answers to even these questions – you are setting yourself up for failure.
YOU MUST SEE IT TO BE IT.
If you can’t envision yourself being a millionaire, you won’t be.
You say…”The only way I will become a millionaire is if I hit the lottery.”
Well, what are your chances of that happening?
According to the Lotto website — 1 in 45,057,474.
You say faith? Great. Definitely we all need to have faith. However faith without works is dead. (James 2:14-26)
So let’s get these questions answered. Put it on paper. Review and put into action.
First things first: Identify what you want/need.
Now, WHY do you want/need it.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” — Albert Einstein
I’m sure the genius Albert Einstein didn’t just sit and dwell on his problems. I bet he dissected the issue to determine the answer. Many times the answer lies in the problem!
So think of the WHY.
This will take some soul searching. 1 of 2 things will happen:
You will either validate the need to continue. Or, it may become apparent that this is not what you need to pursue at the time, and/or another direction is best.
Once it has been determined that you are on the right track… HOW?
What is needed to accomplish your goal? Knowledge? Tools? Network? Backbone?
If I get in my vehicle tomorrow morning, and it won’t start, I’m in trouble. I can have all the desire in the world to make it to work on time; but unless I know how to solve my problem…at home I will stay.
I either ask and receive that mechanic anointing really quick. Phone a friend. Take an Uber.
Whatever gets me to my intended destination, I must first know possible solutions to get me there.
Knowledge is power, but knowledge doesn’t mount to anything without putting it into action.
Now that you know what is needed, how are you going to go about achieving your goal?
Be specific. Doing so, reduces risk and frustration.
The British military says is best: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
This next one, some may say isn’t necessary. Some may say it is even foolish. I say it is necessary, and very smart.
How will one know how well, or not so well, he/she is performing if one doesn’t measure? And what is the ruler?
Other like minded individuals that has achieved that in which you are trying to achieve should be used as your benchmark.
This can be helpful at both ends.
Sometimes we can be our worst critic. In those instances, when using an external benchmark, we can see that we are where we need to be.
On the other end of the spectrum, we can have too much pride to judge ourselves appropriately. Setting our standards to that of a pioneer of our task, will force us to come to terms with our shortcomings.
Never should we measure ourselves to negate ourselves. However, we should ALWAYS keep it real.
Along the way, the road will get rough, and it will get mighty tough. ( who thought of the gospel song, “I’m Holding On” just now. lol!)
What will keep you going? Even, what will get your started?
What will you need to do to get your mind and body back in the game?
What reminders will you need to set when those tough times arise?
Make a reference sheet for those things. You won’t be thinking clearly in those challenging moments. So, do it now.
You now know what you want to do. You know what it takes to do it. You know how you will go about getting it done. You are focused and staying on task. BUT…what’s your ETA?
Create a timeline.
There is so much for you to accomplish in this short spell on earth. It can’t take you the lifetime to reveal your greatness. That greatness is meant to be shared with others.
Congratulations! You did it! You have accomplished what you set out to accomplish.
Keep up the good work.
So, create a checklist of things to polish up on to ensure you stay on course and move forward the next level.
I see your future. It is great! Greatness lies within, so let it out! 😉